FAMU to hire new Band Director

Published On: Jan 15 2013 07:57:03 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Florida A&M University is hiring a new director for its famed band, even though The Marching 100 remains sidelined.
    
FAMU interim president Larry Robinson is expected on Tuesday to name a successor to former band director Julian White.
    
FAMU initially fired White shortly after the November 2011 hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion. But his dismissal was put on hold at the urging of law-enforcement officials investigating Champion's death. White announced his retirement in May 2012.
    
Four people last year interviewed for the band director job, including current band directors at a North Carolina college and a Florida high school. Three of the finalists had attended FAMU.
    
The Marching 100 has been suspended since Champion's death and there is no scheduled date yet for its return.

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