FAMU Officials: Music Degree Offerings Unaffected by Marching 100 Suspension
[mpoverlay]The Tallahassee Democrat today reports that Florida A&M University will continue to offer degree programs in music despite the uncertain status of the Marching 100. This news comes on the morning of a meeting of the FAMU Board of Trustees for a status update on the marching band, and on the heels of a decline in overall applications to the university for fall 2012 enrollment.
“We plan to maintain the integrity of our music program. It has an outstanding history of not just the marching band, but all the elements of a music program,” (FAMU Provost Dr. Larry) Robinson said.
“We have made it very clear to students that we plan to offer any student an opportunity to major in music as we work through these issues with the band,” he added.
Hudson and Robinson said they had not heard of any prospective students losing interest in FAMU as a result of the Champion tragedy, not had they seen any correspondence to that effect. (Tallahassee Democrat)[/mpoverlay]