Marching 100

Tom Flanigan

The Capital City marked Veterans Day on Saturday with a big parade on Monroe Street. The event was a tangible tribute to all who have served in the nation's military.

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It has been called one of the greatest Super Bowl Halftime Performances ever. The year was 2007. The performer, was Prince.  Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 Band was with him.

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Florida A and M University’s famed Marching 100 band is no longer on suspension. The band was suspended as a result of the hazing death of a former drum major in 2011. While some say the band is not ready to get back on the field, others say it’s time for the University to move forward.

In 2010, the Marching 100 band, playing Rihanna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music,” – kind of ironic given the events that would unfold a year later.

Florida A&M University has offered $300,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from the hazing death of a band drum major. But the family of the drum major is calling the offer “insulting.”

The university made the offer after mediation with the family failed.

Attorney Chris Chestnut, who represents the parents of Robert Champion, the FAMU '"Marching 100" drum major who died last November after being beaten in a hazing ritual, says the university's  $300,000 offer shows it isn't serious about resolving the case.