Florida A&M Band

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Hazing Trial Set To Start For 4 FAMU Band Members

It’s been nearly nearly three years since Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died after being beaten and now the trial of four members of FAMU’s band is set to start on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter.

10/27/2014

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Hazing Trial Starts For Four FAMU Band Members

Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.

10/26/2014

Benjamin McNamee (left) and Jessie Baskin were charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

FAMU Hazing Suspects Plead Not Guilty To New Charges

Former Florida A&M band members are pleading not guilty to increased charges of manslaughter related to the death of drum major Robert Champion.

04/06/2013

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Band Members Charged With Manslaughter In Hazing Death

New charges have been filed against ten former Florida A&M University band members accused in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.

03/04/2013

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Lawyer: FAMU Hazing Incident Settlement Offer “Insulting”

Florida A&M university is being blasted by the lawyer for a student who died during a band hazing incident who said a proposed settlement in his death is unacceptable.

11/08/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Board Approves Plan In Response To Band Member’s Death

The Florida A&M University board of trustees approved a plan on a 9-1 vote Monday to deal with the aftermath of the death of Robert Champion in a hazing incident.

CBS4–01/03/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Autopsy: FAMU Student Had Extensive Bleeding In Shoulder

The Florida A&M student whose death last month has uncovered a culture of hazing with the school’s famed marching band had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder.

CBS4–12/21/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Drum Major’s Death Ruled A Homicide

A Florida A&M University drum major whose death revealed a culture of hazing within the school’s famed marching band died from shock caused by internal bleeding after suffering blunt force trauma, officials said Friday.

CBS4–12/16/2011

(Source: CBS4)

Fla. Gov. Confronted By FAMU Students

Florida Governor Rick Scott was confronted by students from Florida A&M University who are upset over the governor’s call to suspend FAMU’s president amid multiple investigations into the death of a marching band member.

CBS4–12/16/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Investigators: Possible Fraud Uncovered At FAMU

The investigation into the possible hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major may have uncovered a new problem at the university.

CBS4–12/14/2011

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