Florida A&M University's music department toured South Florida this past weekend to recruit high school students and promote its anti-hazing stance. After their drum major Robert Champion of the Marching 100 was beaten to death in 2011 during a hazing incident, the university is trying to get young musicians to feel safe at their institution.
Eleven people accused in the fatal beating of Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion are scheduled to go on trial this Monday.
They’re facing felony charges of hazing resulting in death.
All are connected to FAMU’s famed Marching 100 band, which has been suspended indefinitely.
The hazing happened after a football game in Orlando last November.