FAMU's 'Marching 100' To Take The Field For First Time In Two Years

Aug 16, 2013

The Florida A&M University "Marching 100" will take the field September 1st for the first time in nearly two years.

Members of FAMU's Marching 100 at practice
Credit Lynn Hatter / WFSU News

Because of students graduating and tighter rules governing participation, the ensemble has shrunk from more than 400 members to 126, the size it was a half-century ago.

“If you notice the band is smaller. But you know, as I’ve always said throughout my career, there’s no correlation between size and quality. So what you will see with this band is a quality band,” said band director Sylvester Young.

The “Marching 100” is coming off a year long suspension following the hazing death of a drum major in 2011.

FAMU will face off against Mississippi Valley State Labor Day Weekend in Orlando.

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