FAMU band hazing suspension extended to 2013

The Florida A&M University marching band, suspended after the November hazing death of a drum major, Robert Champion, will remain suspended for at least one more school year.

Eleven band members face felony charges in the death. Two others are charged with misdemeanors. Champion died aboard a band bus in Orlando. FAMU is in Tallahassee.

University President James Ammons said the band should not perform until a new band director is hired and new rules have been adopted. Band Director Julian White recently retired, having survived an attempt by Ammons to remove him. Ammons said Monday he has no intention of resigning himself.

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