• Ex-FAMU band leader wants job back

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.,None -  The former band director at Florida A&M University says he had suspended band members for hazing-related
    incidents before the death of a 26-year-old student earlier this month.  

    Longtime band director Julian White was fired last week after the death of Robert Champion. Authorities say hazing played a part
    in Champion's death. 

    White says he fears the hazing linked to the death could mean the end of the school's famed Marching 100 band. The band had
    performed at Super Bowls and other high-profile events.  

    White told reporters in Tallahassee on Monday that he wants his
    job back and feels he was unfairly dismissed. Since Champion's
    death, the school has shuttered the band and performances by the
    rest of the school's music department.

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