LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES E.

"CHUCK" HOBBS II 602 North Adams Street Tallahassee, Florida 32301 (850) 219-1625 office (850) 445-6993 cell (850) 219-0368 facsimile

November 25, 2011 Dr. James H. Ammons, President Florida A&M University Lee Hall Suite 400 Tallahassee, Florida 32307 Re: Response to pending dismissal pursuant to Article 16.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees and the United Faculty of Florida and request for the immediate reinstatement of Dr. Julian E. White. Dear President Ammons: I have been retained by Dr. Julian E. White in the wake of his pending dismissal as an employee of Florida A&M University (FAMU) effective December 22,2011. As you well know, Dr. White has been a FAMU Rattler for over a half of century; first as a student, where he served as a member and later Head Drum Major of the world renowned Marching 100 band. In 1973, Dr. White returned to his alma mater following a successful stint as a high school band director and faithfully served as a professor of music and associate professor of bands under the leadership of his mentor, the late Dr. William P. Foster. In 1998, following Dr. Foster's retirement, Dr. White ascended to his "dream" position as Director of Bands. Since his ascension, Dr. White has been the recipient oftwo (2) Teacher of the Year Awards and the Teacher of the Year Award from the Army ROTC. White has received the NAACP Achievement Award and is a past recipient ofthe University Superior Accomplishment Award. He also has received the Distinguished Professor! Advanced Teacher of the Year Award, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award; the FAMU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Thurgood Marshall Outstanding Achiever Award sponsored by the Fed Ex Orange Bowl Committee. Prior to last Saturday's Florida Classic, Dr. White was honored by the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity with the Distinguished Service to Music Award, first won by the legendary John Phillip Sousa, which was presented in Orlando by Kappa Kappa Psi officer Dr. Rod Chestnut.

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Dr. White faithfully performed his duties until this week, when in the wake of the nascent investigation into the tragic death of Marching 100 Drum Major Robert Champion, you summoned him to a meeting on November 23rd, where you stated that his "time was up" and offered him the option of resigning or being terminated. Dr. White then provided you a letter, attached herein as Exhibit "A," where he indicated that he would not resign because "(I) followed all university rules and protocol and do not feel my separation from this university and the Department of Music is appropriate." FAMU General Counsel Avery McKnight then handed' him a letter styled as Notice of Intent to Dismissfrom Employment, where your stated reason for dismissal is Dr. White's "alleged misconduct and/or incompetence involving confirmed reports and allegations of hazing within the Department of Music and the "Marching 100." See Exhibit "B" We firmly believe that the documents attached as Composite Exhibit "C" will overwhelmingly show that Dr. White has been at the vanguard of implementing measures to eliminate hazing within the Marching 100 over the past 22 years. We also believe that the evidence will show that Dr. White has often been a man on a solo mission in his best efforts to root out the practice of hazing, which, according to former Director and Marching 100 founder William P. Foster, existed as far back as the 1950's. [ From an administrative standpoint, however, hazing within the Marching 100 has often been met with reckless indifference by White's superior officers who often ignored his requests for assistance or, who privately lauded his decisions to suspend members from the band for hazing while failing to ensure that hazers were either charged with applicable criminal offenses or expelled as students from the university. I. DR. WHITES EXEMPLARY ANTI-HAZING LEADERSHIP

With respect to anti-hazing leadership, in chronological order, Dr. White has: A. In October of 1989, in the wake of the death ofa Morehouse College student who was pledging the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Dr. White forwarded a letter to then Marching 100 Director Foster expressing his concerns that a similar incident could occur within the band. White suggested the convening of a task force, which was later created and which he led, that outlined the detrimental impact of hazing, distinguished what acts constituted hazing, and issued recommendations for how students who conducted hazing should be disciplined. A copy of said report was forwarded to then FAMU President Frederick S. Humphries.i B. In 1998, the year Dr. White succeeded Dr. Foster as director, President Humphries, in the wake of a university-wide task force that analyzed hazing in Greek letter as well as other
1 Dr. Foster's statements appeared in 1998 and were recently chronicled in the Tallahassee Democrat in the wake of Mr. Champion's death. 2 Following the Morehouse incident, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which provides oversight of the nine Predominantly Black Greek letter organizations implemented similar reforms as Dr. White's Marching 100 reforms.

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student led organizations, entered an "Anti-Hazing Directive" to the Marching 100. Following said directive, under Dr. White's leadership, band members were provided anonymous "Hazing Report" forms that allowed students to inform band personnel about hazing without fear of reprisal.

C. Under Dr. White's leadership since 1998, during band orientation, also known as "PreDrill," students are required to attend hazing workshops where the specifics of hazing laws and University policies are thoroughly discussed. Following the enactment of the Chad Meredith Act in Florida, named for a University of Miami student who died following a fraternity hazing incident, these workshops included specifics such as forced drinking, physical exercise, paddling, shining shoes or extortion. In light of the Meredith Act, Dr. White incorporated within Pre-Drill orientations a "Hazing and Harassment Agreement" that defines hazing per Florida Statutes and includes an oath in which each member or potential member of the Marching 100 affirms that he/she understands the law and that their failure to comply with the statute by "participating as a hazer or hazee could "immediately terminate (my) membership in the band." D. During the Interim Presidency of Dr. Castell V. Bryant (2005-2007), Dr. White convened a new task force to assist with many of Dr. Bryant's requested band reforms. In light of those goals, Dr. White subsequently developed a University Bands Affirmative Values and Academic Campaign (A VAC) that was designed to "responsibly educate, influence and sustain student values as FAMUans and heirs of the University's proud legacies and history." E. Enclosed within Composite Exhibit C, you will find letters dating as far back as 2002 in which Dr. White informed Marching 100 members of pending hazing investigations; letters informing hazers of their suspension from the band as well as letters from suspended band members and their families complaining about Dr. White's zero tolerance for hazing and propensity to suspend transgressors.

F. While Dr. White has vigorously suspended band members for hazing, these incidents have not always been met with suspensions from the University or actions by law enforcement. Earlier this month, Dr. White received notice that hazing activities occurred during this past October's FAMU homecoming within both the clarinet and trombone sections. Enclosed herein are letters dazed November 8, 2011 from Dr. White to alleged hazers indicating that the band staff was conducting an investigation. Courtesy copies of these letters were forwarded to FAMU Police Chief Calvin Ross, as well as Dr. White's superiors, in hierarchal order from lowest to highest, Dean Ralph Turner, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. William Hudson, Provost Cynthia Hughes-Harris and President James H. Ammons. On or about November 16,2011, Dr. White forwarded a memorandum to FAMU Police Investigator John Cotton indicating that four "willing victims" from the clarinet section, known as the "Clones;' had been suspended by band staff and that investigations were continuing into the culpability of several other section members. Within the same memorandum, Dr. White also announces that "26 people will
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not participate in the Florida Classic because of alleged participation in hazing activities." This memorandum, too, was forwarded, in ascending order, to Chief Ross, Dean Turner, Dr. Hudson, Provost Hughes-Harris and President Ammons.

As the record shows, during his 13-year tenure as Director of Bands, Dr. White has shown visionary leadership with respect to hazing and has taken swift and decisive actions to ameliorate the same. Even before assuming the top leadership spot, Dr. White's efforts to eliminate hazing go back to at least 1989. Further, the record shows that the last three FAMU presidents, Drs. Gainous, Bryant and Ammons, as well as their leadership teams, received copies of student dismissal or disciplinary letters from Dr. White. Despite his actions, in recent years, there has been little uniformity in discipline in the form of University-wide suspensions or expulsions, or uniformity in resolve with respect to providing Dr. White with greater university support in efforts to control hazing. Further, despite Dr. White's zero tolerance stances on hazing and consistent efforts in suspending those accused and who participate as willing victims, many of these same students remain enrolled in the university and often remain loosely affiliated after hours with law abiding band members. Even with respect to Dr. White's suspension of26 suspected hazers for the Florida Classic, the fact that disciplinary proceedings did not begin from a University level until after Mr. Champion's tragic death could be considered a subsequent remedial measure intended to mitigate the fact that had decisive senior level action been taken earlier---in the form of suspending the band prior to the Florida Classic-s-it is possible that Mr. Champion would still be alive. What makes this even more troubling is the fact that the appearance of financial gain---the Florida Classic is a major money maker for the University and the Marching 100 is a key feature attraction-s-may have impacted whether Dr. White's superiors chose not to suspend the band or Dr. White following his disclosure and suspension from the band individuals implicated in the post homecoming hazing activities. Dr. White is assisted by a band staff of eight (8) individuals who are often tasked with providing oversight to approximately 420 adult members ofthe band. Despite frequent discussions with administration's past, unlike state university football teams that travel with police escorts, no such escort presently exists from the FAMU police department. In fact, we believe that the evidence will show that no such escort has been in place for the Marching 100 since the department was led by the late LTC (USAR) Charles Hobbs3, who retired in April of 2000 while you were serving as Provost. There is ample precedent that the University could have taken swifter action following Dr. White's informing leadership about the most recent incidents. In 2006, when five (5) members of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated were arrested for the
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alleged hazing ofa FAMU student; within weeks of their arrest, they were notified of Universitywide disciplinary proceedings, and the Alpha Xi chapter was immediately suspended by then President Castell Vaughn Bryant." To date, none who were accused in the latest incident have been arrested or subjected to disciplinary proceeding to determine suspension or expulsion from the university. Last, the Orange County Coroner has indicated that it will be nearly 12 weeks before an official cause of Mr. Champion's death is known. The Orange County Sheriffs Oeparmtent as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are just beginning their investigations. The fact that Dr. White has been so unceremoniously relieved of his command without being afforded due process is, indeed, disturbing as it has cast aspersions against his sterling reputation across the globe including his reputation as an anti-hazing advocate; places his retirement benefits after nearly 40 years of service to his alma mater in jeopardy; causes immeasurable pain and suffering for his loving family as well as thousands of friends and former students who realize that hazing exists despite Dr. White's consistent efforts to eliminate the same. In a CNN interview following Champion's death, Felicia Fabre and Berlinda Johnson, mothers of two band students who had been allegedly hazed, indicated that they had contacted University officials, including Dr. White's immediate supervisor, Dean Ralph Turner, as well as White. Said Fabre, "Wow .. .I believe that he did the best that he (White) could." Ms. Johnson added "Any time I alerted him to an issue, Dr. White was always responsive ...I do not think he had the support that he needed. 11 We firmly believe that no arbitrator, quasi judicial trier-of- fact, or if necessary, jury, will find the university'S claims that Dr. White has committed alleged misconduct and/or incompetence involving confirmed reports and allegations of hazing within the Department of Music and the Marching 100 as patently false and non-credible. As such, we respectfully request that you rescind your November 23rd decision and allow Dr. White to return to his full rank and privileges.

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TENURED PROFESSOR

In addition to his duties as Director of University Bands, Dr. White is a full tenured professor who is subject to the legal and ethical protections that such a distinguished rank inures. As you well know, the FAMU Faculty Handbook provides the following guides for University professors:

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Following the case, Dr. White assisted me in preparing Alpha Psi Fraternity's across the South.

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C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conferences as well as presentations

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"As a member of an institution, the professor seeks above all to be an effective teacher and scholar. Although the professor observes the stated regulations of the institution, provided they do not contravene academic freedom, the professor maintains the right to criticize and seek revision. The professor determines the amount and character of his or her work performed outside the institution (the amount of work is governed by the University policy), with due regard to his or her paramount institutional responsibilities. When considering the interruption or termination of employment, the professor recognizes the effect of this decision upon the program of the institution and gives due notice of his or her intentions. As a member of the community, the professor has the rights and obligations of any citizen." We would argue that the phrase "the professor has the rights and obligations of any citizen" includes the right to due process of laws as provided by the Florida and United States Constitutions. In this respect, Dr. White's contracts are subject to interpretation by the agreements between the University Board of Trustees and the United Faculty of Florida with respect to collective bargaining. Per the Faculty Handbook, tenure includes the following: c) Tenure in the University - A faculty employee who has been granted tenure by the BOT shall have the status of permanent member of the faculty and be in the continuing employment of the University until he or she: 1. Resigns; 2. Retires; 3. Is dismissed for just cause under the provision of University rules or the BOTIUFF Collective Bargaining Agreement; or 4. Is discontinued pursuant to the layoff provisions in the University's regulations, and the BOTIUFF Collective Bargaining Agreement. As previously outlined, we believe that there is no record evidence to establish that your proposed dismissal is based upon "just cause." The evidence is clear that Dr. White has taken every possible step and precaution to eliminate hazing in his capacity as Director of University Bands and to address it decisively when it occurs. Further, Dr. White's duties as a Distinguished Professor of Music are separate and apart from his duties as Director of Bands, and absent the showing of just cause in some dereliction of the performance of these duties, we believe that his removal for the specious allegations of wrongdoing with respect to hazing is protected by the rules regarding tenure and could subject the university to separate legal action if he is denied the privileges and protections appertaining to his rank. Last, I am forwarding a copy of this letter to University Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Solomon C. Badger, Jr., as well as Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson in that my concern is that from a procedural standpoint, we harbor grave concerns about the impartiality necessary for you to make a decision regarding this 10-day response. The record establishes that you and
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your leadership team were provided copies of the hazing incidents and suspensions that occurred since 2007, and, as such, each of you may be material witnesses to any future actions. We can certainly discuss the same in a future setting and, in the interim, unavailable to meet next week on either November 29th or December 2nd, but other than days during business hours, I am available to meet as well as any day after business hours the weekend if such will allow us to examine the facts and reach a conclusion.

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COMPOSITE EXHIBIT C-I Letter from Dr. White to Dr. Foster following Morehouse College Hazing death

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Dr. William P. Foster Director of Bands Florida A&M University Tallahassee, Fl 32307
Dear Dr. Foster: The recent death of a :1orehouse Fraternity Pledgee raised a concern that we. had concerning the possibility of a similar incident occurring in the Florida A&N University Band. Ide have made significant progress in reducing Hazing and harassment in the "~1arching tOO". Our incidents are fe'..l, but nevertheless hazing and harassment continues to be a problem. It would be ve ry difficult for the University and the band should someone become killed or hurt because of hazing. The follOWing are possible outcomes of adverse publicity relative to hazing:

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Embarrassment to the University. Cessation of funding and contributions to the Eminent Scholars Chair. Criticism of Dr. William P. Foster's effort to bring this to a close. Quality students would no Longer participate in band (to an extent this is happening now). In the long run, it could destroy the band. because it is the ti:ne Lng the Freshmen over". no such thing as "going but the problem still drastic actions co

b ring these points to your attention at this time of the year when baud members start to talk of "r.ak You have continued to admonish the band that there is over" in the band. Again, we have made progress, remains. It appears

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continue After the committee meeting, it is sugg e s t e d that a report be given to the band with all committee members present including remarks by Dr. Humphries. It would be prudent for us to take this type action before the media makes a production of the problem. I strongly urge that we take appropriate and necessary action to iasure the continued existence of the Florida A&M University Band. It would be a disgrace. for the University for a few individuals to tarnish t he work and institution that you have built over the past forty-three years.

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Under no circumstances shall hazing be conducted, permitted or tolerated by any Florida A&M University faculty, staff or student. Any person who engages in any action which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of 2. student for the purpose of initiation or admission into an affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of the university will be subject to appropriate action by the university. _ ".___::;;_.::_,_:::::..:;:::~_:._""""-=-"~_. ,_ ...._r~... :-.::::'":::::-_=~....~~~~~'tt=,..-(:n~.: __:_ ~:.;_:~_;::,~ ""'. ~-"""f"""":'O=",",,-=- "'__~~=",'''''C,-i",:. _ ~.-.~_~_)f Any student who is found to have violated any law, ordinance. rule or regulation of the Board of Regents, rule or regulation of Florida .A..&M University is subject to expulsion, suspension or other disciplinary action. FSHIas

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I. Under no circumstances shall hazing be conducted, permitted or tolerated by any member of the University Bandt s). Any band member involved in hazing acti vines shal I be irnm~dia[c Iy suspended from the bandt s) pcndi ng a disciplinary hearing, These students shall be immediately reported to the University Judicial Office for appropriate action.
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in the band and line leaders cannot impose discipline upon members of the band. Only (he Division of Bands Director and hisfher staff can impose discipline. Any student leader in the band who violates this directive is to be dismissed permanently from the band.

3. All members of music organizations, including vocal and instrumental, must be properly enrolled as a student at FAMU, FSU or TCe. Under no circumstances shall non-students be allowed to participate in any musical organization, The Division of Bands Director must certify to the Dean of :he College of Arts and Sciences, that all band members are duly enrolled at FAMU, FSU or TCC before participation in the marching band program in the Fall. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will have the Registrar to certify the band roster of members provided by the .band director. 4. The De3Il of the College of Arts and Sciences tion of the band membership. will provide a report to the President certifying the proper constitu-

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7. Under no circumstances shall there be unsupervised band rehearsals. A faculty member must be present a: a.11rehearsals. Band sectional leaders shall not be allowed to supervise band rehearsals. 8. No former band member or alumnus of the band will be permitted to haze or discipline rnernoers of the band. 1'-.0 former band members will be allowed in the band section at football games or to participate in practice sessions. The band is to be supervised and trained by the Universiry band staff lf forrner band members or band alumni J~:: to assist me band staff. such a member or members must have the ...... rirten approval of the Director of Bands and the Dean of the Coilege or Arts and Sciences. A record of this approval will be kept in the Deans Office . .a 9. The band directors and staff will meet during the first week. of band practice to communicate the Universirvs University's anti-hazing policies and directives to band members. A memorandum arresting. to these actions will be giver, to each band member. 10. A member of me Office of Vice President for Student Affairs will periodically monitor the band practice and accompany the band on trips and at all times sit in the section with the band. A report of observations will be sent to the Dean. College of Arts and Sciences, the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Vice President for Student Affairs and the President. The above conditions President. shall not be changed. modified or altered without the prior written permission of the

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A special task force met at 1:30 p m October 30. 1989 in room 306 of the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Cojap Lex , The couunittee consist of the band staff, Drum Majors, section leaders and uni~ersity officials. Committee members signatures ~11 be affixed to the conclusion of .this report. The tIIeeting followed the attached agenda.
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Section leaders and Drum Majors adopted a firm position .... ith regard to hazing and harrassment in the Florida A&M University Band. It vas agreed tlw.t all policies regarding this i111ga1 activity would be discussed and drap Lement ad in all sections of the band . It was further agreed that all forms of hazing. harrassment. and the so called ~=_:;;:;:::-,;::,::::;::=""""""~Ilg~,o.'I!:Il~ocea~i .. l-±-cease---:lJ:nnedla:Ee'lY·; .. '..:.i~,,*" ~ ... -. ,;,"""",.,"",=,",."~~,._ ...<.",,,.,,,,,, _.. ; group recognized that even though progress has been made over the the problem still exist. It was therefore concluded that a change in the mental attitude of some bandmembers ~uat be modiEied if they are to remain as a member of the Florida A&M University Marchiog Band. The

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As used in this section, "hazing" means any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of astudent for the purpose on initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of a university, hereinafter referred to as "university organization." Such term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any . food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which will subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual. For purposes of this section, any activity as described above upon which ...a,-wlh¥ . initi§.JiQ1l:.,,;;QJ$&Qwis..§iQu- .tum _pr gffiliatiD!L~.w.itb._ a. lJ&.i~r.s-_it¥,.:.~_:;,";c;~ organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be "forced" activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.

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Under no circumstances shall hazing be conducted, permitted or tolerated by any Florida A&M University faculty, staff or student. Any person who engages in any action which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into an affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of the university will be subject to appropriate action by the university.
Any student who is found to have violated any law, ordinance, rule or regulation of the Board of Reg ems, rule or regulation of Florida A&M University is subject to expulsion, suspension or other disciplinary action.

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Division of Bands Anti-Hazing Directive
1. Under no circumstances shall hazing be conducted, permitted or tolerated by any member of the University Band(s). Any band member involved in hazing activities shall be immediately suspended from the band(s) pending a disciplinary hearing. These students shall be immediately reported to the University Judicial Office for appropriate action. 2. Officers in the band and line leaders cannot impose discipline upon members of me band. Only the Division of Bands Director and hisfher staff can impose discipline. Any student leader in the band who violates this directive is to be dismissed permanently from the band. 3. All members of music organizations, including vocal and instrumental, must be properly enrolled as a student at FAMU, FSU or TCe. Under no circumstances shall non "students be allowed to participate in any musical organization. The Division of Bands Director must certify to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, that all band members are duly enrolled at FAMU, FSU or TeC before participation in the marching band program in the Fall. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will have the Registrar to certify the band roster of members provided by the band director. 4. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will provide a report to the President certifying [he proper constitution of the band membership. 5. All band members must go through early processing 6. The academic performance and clearance of their financial aid status. basis.

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7. Under no circumstances shall there be unsupervised band rehearsals. A faculty member must be present at ::111 rehearsals. Band sectional leaders shall not be allowed to supervise band rehearsals. 8. No former band member or alumnus of the band will be permitted to hue or discipline members of the band. No former band members will be allowed in the band section at football games or to participate in practice sessions. The band is to be supervised and trained by the University band staff If former band members or band alumni are to assist the band staff. such a member or members must have the w rirren approval of the Director of Bands and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A record of this approval will be kept in the Dean's Office. 9. The band directors and staffwill·meet during the first week of band practice to communicate the University's University'S anti-hazing policies and directives to band members. A memorandum arresting to these actions will be given [Q each band member. 10. A member of me Office of Vice President for Student Affairs will periodically monitor the band practice and accompany the band On trips and at all times sit in the section with the band. A report of observations will be sent to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs and the President. The above conditions President shall not be changed. modified or altered without the prior written permission of the

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(1) As used in this section, "hazing" means any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for purposes including, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of a postsecondary institution. "Hazing" includes, but is not limited to, pressuring or coercing the student into violating state or federal law, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or other forced physical activity that could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the student, and also includes any activity that would subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or other forced activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student. Hazing does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions or any activity or conduct that furthers a legal and legitimate objective. (2) A person commits hazing, a third degree felony, punishable as provided in s. 775... 8'4 or s. 0 775.083, when he or she intentionally or recklessly commits any act of hazing as defined in subsection (1) upon another person who is a member of or an applicant to any type of student organization and the hazing results in serious bodily injury or death of such other person. (3) A person commits hazing, a first degree misdemeanor, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775 ..083., when he or she intentionally or recklessly commits any act of hazing as defined in subsection (1) upon another person who is a member of or an applicant to any type of student organization and the hazing creates a substantial risk of physical injury or death to such other person. (4) As a condition of any sentence imposed pursuant to subsection (2) or subsection (3}, the court shall order the defendant to attend and complete a 4·hour hazing education course and may also impose a condition of drug or alcohol probation.
(5) It is not a defense to a charge of hazing that:

(a) The consent of the victim had been obtained; (b) The conduct or activity that resulted in the death or injury of a person was not part of an official organizational event or was not otherwise sanctioned or approved by the organization; or (c) The conduct or activity that resulted in death or injury of the person was not done as a condition of membership to an organization. (6) This section shall not be construed to preclude prosecution for a more general offense resulting from the same criminal transaction or episode. (7) Public and non public postsecondary educational institutions whose students receive state student financial assistance must adopt a written antihazing policy and under such policy must adopt rules prohibiting students or other persons associated with any student organization from engaging in hazing.

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(8) Public and nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions must provide a program for the enforcement of such rules and must adopt appropriate penaLties for violations of such rules, to be administered by the person at the institution responsible for the sanctioning of such organizations. (a) Such penalties at community colleges and state universities may include the imposition of fines; the withhoLdingof diplomas or transcripts pending compliance with the rules or pending payment of fines; and the imposition of probation, suspension, or dismissal. (b) In the case of an organization at a community college or state university that authorizes hazing blatant disregard of such rules, penalties may also include rescission of permission for that organization to operate on campus property or to otherwise operate under the sanction of the institution.
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(c) All penalties imposed under the authority of this subsection shall be in addition to any penalty imposed for violation of any of the criminal laws of this state or for violation of any other rule of the institution to which the violator may be subject.
(9) Rules adopted pursuant hereto shall apply to acts conducted on or off campus whenever such acts are deemed to constitute hazing.

(10) Upon approval of the antihazing policy of a community college or state university and of the rules and penalties adopted pursuant thereto, the institution shall provide a copy of such policy, rules, and penalties to each student enrolled in that institution and shall require the inclusion of such policy, rules, and penalties in the bylaws of every organization operating under the sanction of the institution.
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HAZING AND HARASSMENT AGREEMENT
The Florida A&M University Marching Band operates under the State of Florida Statutes, Section 1006.63, with strict consequences against all individuals found guilty.
Section 1006.63(1) Hazing prohibited.

As used in this section, "hazing" means any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for purposes, including, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of a postsecondary institution. Hazing includes, but is not limited to, pressuring or coercing the student into violating state or federal law, any brutality of a physical nature, such as Whipping,beating, branding, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or other forced physical activity that could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the student, and also includes any activity that would subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student. Hazing does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions or any activity or conduct that furthers a legal and legitimate objective.

I (print name), have read and fully understand Section 1006.63, Florida Statutes, a copy of which is attached, that prohibits persons from participating in hazing and harassment in any manner. I further realize that my failure to comply with this Statute by participating as a hazer or hazee will immediately terminate my membership in the Band. Furthermore, I understand affiliation or membership with any sub-organization within a section is strictly prohibited by the University Band staff and will result in my termination from the Band.

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TOPIC: HAZING Shelby Chipman What is Hazing? 1) Laws 2) Potential thoughts/ settings
"Knew and appreciated that hazing was both illegal and against school rules." "What happened to community service, loyalty, public performances, understanding". "Hazing has been an issue for years" "I quit because I couldn't handle the stuff they were making us do, I'm Glad" Alcohol-related events contribute to hazing ill the Greek community" "It's hazing. It's against the rules. It's fraternity tradition, and they won't stop." "Once hazing starts, you can't stop it. Do unto others .... " "Tile idea that hazing instills or breeds discipline is absolute garbage". "Hazing is the physical conditioning of the mind,"
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3) Contributing factors: Traditions, Voluntarily Hierarchy by upperclassmen Going pass the fun stage Shinning shoes Forced exercising Extortion Physical - paddling, drinking, etc. Consequences? Discipline Suspension Expulsion Monetary Organization disbanding Law Suits Individual repercussions Actions to prevent hazing. Orientation with new members and old members Education - law, moral, character, integrity, future implications, etc. Zero tolerance Conclusion. Hazing is detrimental to: Embarrassing the University Individual Mental Anguish The Negative Influence to the Organization Family Documents, research, and statistics reveal the following effects of hazing can occur.

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Dr. Castell V. Bryant Interim President Florida A&M University Campus Dear Dr. Bryant: This letter comes to address concerns that you and I have discussed relative to the Florida A&M University Marching Band. We have discussed these concerns at various times in meetings since your arrival on campus as Interim President. In this regard, I wish to again congratulate and express appreciation to you for the outstanding job that you have done in eliminating financial management and accountability at Florida A&M University. Additionally, improvement and strengthening the academic environment are other milestones that are noticeable under your leadership. The publication, 300 Days ... "Into the Light", is an outstanding publication that documents your initiatives. I am most appreciative of the placement of the university band as an instrument for alumni and friends to make contributions. In this regard, I am enclosing a $1,000.00 check to the university to support the band program. Returning to the original intent of this letter, I am listing areas of concern that we have discussed: I. Continuing the legacy of artistic excellence in the university band program. A. Musicianship B. Marching Academic standards of band members. III. Elimination of hazing. IV, Retention V. Graduation VI. Scholarship and financial assistance. VII. Conduct and ethical values. VIII. Funding for travel to football games. IX. Declining numbers in the band.

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FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA DIVISION OF BANDS TO: FROM:

Upper-class Marching Band Members Dr. Julian E. White, Director of Bands Dr. Shelby Chipman, Assistant to the Director of Bands
Pre-Drill Reporting Date for Upperclassmen is Monday, August 22, 2011

RE:

We sincerely trust that you are having a most pleasant and profitable summer vacation period and that you are eagerly looking forward to continuing your pursuit for knowledge at FAMU. The staff members of the University Marching Band, bid you greetings and welcome you to another great year as a member of this organization. We are anticipating your assistance and contribution to uphold the high quality tradition of performance, which has gained national and international statue for the band. IMPORT ANT NOTICE: Only students who have negotiated dormitory room assignment

contracts will be housed in university dormitories. Students possessing dorm permits will be assigned to their dormitory room for the 2011-12school year. Be sure to bring your dormitory room assignment slip/blank. You should have executed and forwarded the residence reservation housing form with check or money order for $350.00 to the Director of housing. You are further required to take a physical examination and execute health forms in your home town prior to coming to the university. Please bring proof of physical exam to registration in Foster-Tanner, Room 206upon arrival.
INFORMATION ON EXPENSES: Band registration for the year is $55.00. The membership fee includes the following: UPPERCLASSMEN $25.00 $15.00 $30.00 $85.00 $25.00 Band Dues Band hat to be worn in the stands Band Accessories Fee Sweat Suit (if you want to purchase) New White Band Shoes

Please be prepared to pay this on Monday, August 22. Your attention is hereby called to the fact that you will be expected to pay your full registration fee as indicated in the catalog on the day of registration, August 15 to August 24, 2011. We estimate you will need $300.00 for books and supplies for the first semester. You should also bring $50.00 in cash for incidentals. For security, money for registration fee and all other fees should be made out in the form of a post office money order or check made payable to Florida A&M University. You are advised to have your finances in order before arriving to the university as faculty members cannot be responsible for co-signing loans. If you anticipate a need for money, it is suggested that you make necessary arrangements prior to coming to the University.

Upperclassmen guilty of physical harassment and hazing of freshmen will be recommended to the discipline committee for appropriate action.

Physical or mental hazing of freshmen will not be permitted to any degree at any time. Band members will be immediately terminated.
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A $100.00 late registration fee is in effect September 4, 2011. All fees are subject to change without prior notice. Books and Supplies $300.00 Money during the period of August 22-28 (Meal Books not valid until August 57)

The staff of the FAMU Marching Band will be looking forward with great pleasure to seeing you on Monday, August 22. We will be depending upon you to make the 2011 Marching Band as eminent as its predecessors. 1) Please pass this information on to other prospective freshmen band members who plan to attend Florida A&M University. Please have them write to us and we will forward them a copy of this notice. Remember to bring proof of physical exam to Room 206 upon arrival to campus. THIS IS A FIRM REQUIREMENT! If you have a contract with the residence hall in September and make the first payment, the contract agreement is for the 2011-2012 school year, Fall and Spring semester. If you move out of the residence hall at any time you will be billed for the remainder of the period until the end of the school year. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REGULATION. In preparation for Symphonic Band performances during the Spring semester and Symphonic tours, band members are requested to enroll in the class which meets from 12:30 to 1:50 PM, Tuesday and Thursdays in the Band Room. Honor and Special Ensembles and meeting times: Brass Ensemble 12:20 - 1:10 PM Clarinet Choir 12:20 -1:10 PM Flute Choir 12:20 - 1:10 PM Percussion Ensemble 12:20 -1:10 PM Saxophone Ensemble 12:20 -1:10 PM Trombone Choir 12:20 - 1:10 PM Trumpet Choir 12:20 - 1:10 PM SPECIAL NOTICE 1) 2) 3) 1. 2. Students on work-study and those receiving Band Scholarships are required to participate in Symphonic Band on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All band members may register for marching band for one credit hour. Those selected may enroll in Symphonic Band for one credit hour. Out of state student should report to the room 206 upon completion of registration up to the point of paying fees and possessing money and grant awarded to do so, the amount of your waiver will be deducted from that amount stated on your schedule print out. Students are encouraged to enroll in applied music. Fall Commencement is December 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM. All persons enrolled in Marching or Symphonic Band must perform at Commencement. Please do not make any travel plans to return home prior to December 9, 2011. Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday & Wednesday & Wednesday & Wednesday & Wednesday & Wednesday & Wednesday & Wednesday

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Please note that upper-class band members report on August 22,2011. Our first rehearsal is scheduled for August 22 with registration on August 24. It is imperative that all upperclassmen report on August 22.

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Freshmen and First Year Band Members ORIENTATION MEETING Hazing Workshop No.2
August 16,2011 7:00PM
Dr. Julian E. White, Presiding
MUSIC: "FLORIDA" Lorraine Sheppard Dr. Julian White of Marching Band Faculty and Staff Dr. Shaylor James Mr. Longineu Parsons Mr. Lindsey Sarjeant Mr. Anthony Simons Mrs. Dennine White

GREETINGS and ADDRESS MUSIC: liRATILERA TION" Introduction and Presentation Mr. Donald Beckwith Dr. Shelby Chipman Mr. Robert Griffin Mr. Shepiro Hardemon Mr. Drion Holloway MUSIC: Remarks "I'M FROM FAMU"

Band Staff Dr. Shelby Chipman Mr. Brandon Cunningham Tawheedah Abdullah April Graham Molly Beauchamp Darryl Cearnel Thaddeus Stegall Lorraine Sheppard

Presentation of Student Officers President Vice President Secretary Business Manager Parliamentarian Chaplain Song Leader ., 9:00 - II :00 Full Band Rehearsal - (Music Packet) II :30 PM LIGHTS OUT!!

Observations: 1) Shower and change into clean clothes after each field rehearsal. 2) Hazing of freshmen is not permitted at any time. Freshmen are not to run errands or perform other chores for upperclassmen. Students guilty of these infractions will have their financial assistance terminated, case referred to Vice President for Student Affairs and Band Membership permanently terminated. This includes participating in any initiation activities. 3) Please be punctual in meeting and attending all appointments. Your only purpose for being at predrill is to attend all rehearsals and thereby getting in musical and physical condition for band performances.
BAND MOTTO:

Qualities to live by to guide our thoughts and to rule our actions and lives. "Highest quality of CHARACTER" "Achievement in ACADEMICS" "Attainment in LEADERSHIP" "Perfection of MUSICIANSHIP" "Precision in MARCHING" "Dedication to SERVICE"

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY Division of Bands Tallahassee, Florida 32307 PRE-DRILL MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE - August 16 - 21, 2011 (Keep this schedule on the desk of your room for daily reference).

WEEKLY MEAL SCHEDULE (including SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS)
Breakfast 7:00 - 7:40

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ROOM SCHEDULE FOR REHEARSALS - MUSIC BUILDING Officers and leaders are requested to assist the director in charge of all sections and full band rehearsals. The Peterson Tuner and Strobotuner are available for use in each full band and section rehearsal room. Full band - Band Room (Dr. White and Staff) Sousaphones & Baritones - New Band Room (Mr. Simons) French Horns - 322 FTMU (Dr. Chipman) Trumpets - Room 03 (Mr. Parsons) Saxophones & Clarinets -04- (Mr. Holloway) Trombones - 03 (Mr. Griffin) Percussion - Tent, Old Band Room and west side of Music Building (Dr. James) Piccolos - Room 311 (Mrs. White) Individual Practice - Practice rooms on 4th floor SPECIAL NOTICE 1. In event of rain at the time of rehearsal on the drill field, bring instrument and music to and room for music rehearsal. 2. At the end of drill field rehearsal, secure your instrument in a safe place. The band does not assume the responsibility for lost instruments. Do not take instruments to Dining HalL 3. Do not play instruments going to or from rehearsal on Band Drill Field. 4. Hazing, Molesting, Harassment or Servitude of freshmen is not

permitted at any time. Freshmen are not to run errands or perform other chores for upperclassmen. Students guilty of these infractions will have their financial assistance terminated, case referred to Vice President of Student Affairs and they will be permanently dismissed from band.
5. Please be punctual in meeting and attending all appointments. Your only purpose for being at pre drill is to attend all rehearsals and to achieve physical conditioning for band performances. Please respect the University Community by not playing your instrument to or from band rehearsals when school begins. Students are studying in the dormitories, library and attending classes. Students who do not begin their registration during the time provided (August 20 to 25) for the Fall Semester are assessed a fee of $100.00. No waiver can be obtained for students who fail to begin their registration during this period.

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Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir and Percussion Ensemble Scholarship Students are reminded of the required class enrollment.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16,2011 8:00 - 11:30 Band Drill Field - Basic drill) wear fatigue clothes. (50 X 10 Formula = 50 minutes practice ~ 10 minutes breaks) A. Field Orientation B. Group Assignments C. Rank Work on stationary drill 25 minutes 1. Exercise - calisthenics5. Right Face 2. Attention 6. Left Face 3. At Ease 7. About Face 4. Parade Rest 8. Horizontal and Parallel Sparing 20 min. D. Introduction to Marching Step - 25 minutes 1. Mark Time 2. Short halt 3. 8 step to 5 yard line E. Full review 10 minutes 1:30 - 4:30p Section music rehearsals as listed in #1 Section leaders and rank sergeants to assist. A. Rehearsal on basic musicianship using contents of standard music folio. 1. Care, maintenance and cleaning of your instruments. 2. Tuning and intonation 3. Tone quality tone support 4. Attack and Release 5. Articulation-legato-staccato 6. Dynamic variation and accent 7. Rhythmic patterns - phrasing 8. Cadences for percussion - attention to #1,2,3,4,6 and 7 above 9. Relating elements of melodic line to the development of sight-reading such as repetition, scales, arpeggios, chromatics, syncopation, and categories of rhythm patterns. 7:00 - 1l:00p Basic Drill of bandsmen, band drill field with instruments. In drilling 8 step to 5 yard lines, do not use area between the inserts. A. Section Work - 45 minutes 1. Review all stationary drills 2. Concentration on problem cases and precision 3. Horizontal and parallel spacing B. Continuation of marching steps - 45 minutes 1. Mark time 2. Long Halt 3. 8 steps to 5 yards C. Introduction of Flanking 1. Left Flank (270 and 90 degree turns) 2. Right Flank (crossover 90 and 270 degree turns) 3. to the rear 4. left right rear march 5. full spin (360) 6. lost man drill D. Full Band Review - 15 minutes WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17,2011

8:00 - 11:30 Band Drill Field - Basic drill) wear fatigue clothes. (50 X 10 Formula = 50 minutes practice - 10 minutes breaks) A. Field Orientation 8. Group Assignments C. Rank Work on stationary drill 25 minutes 1. Exercise - calisthenics5. Right Face 2. Attention 6. Left Face 3. At Ease 7. About Face 4. Parade Rest 8. Horizontal and Parallel Sparing 20 min. D. Introduction to Marching Step - 25 minutes 1. Mark Time 2. Short halt 3. 8 step to 5 yard line E. Full review 10 minutes 1:30 - 4:30p Section music rehearsals as listed in #1 Section leaders and rank sergeants to assist. A. Rehearsal on basic musicianship using contents of standard music folio. 1. Care, maintenance and cleaning of your instruments. 2. Tuning and intonation 3. Tone quality tone support 4. Attack and Release 5. Articulation-legato-staccato 6. Dynamic variation and accent 7. Rhythmic patterns - phrasing 8. Cadences for percussion - attention to #1,2,3,4,6 and 7 above 9. Relating elements of melodic line to the development of sight-reading such as repetition, scales, arpeggios, chromatics, syncopation, and categories of rhythm patterns. 7:00 -11:00p Basic Drill of bandsmen, band drill field with instruments. In drilling 8 step to 5 yard lines, do not use area between the inserts. A. Section Work - 45 minutes 1. Review all stationary drills 2. Concentration on problem cases and precision 3. Horizontal and parallel spacing B. Continuation of marching steps - 45 minutes 1. Mark time 2. Long Halt 3. 8 steps to 5 yards C. Introduction of Flanking 1. Left Flank (270 and 90 degree turns) 2. Right Flank (crossover 90 and 270 degree turns) 3. to the rear 4. left right rear march 5. full spin (360) 6. lost man drill D. Full Band Review - 15 minutes THURSDAY. AUGUST 18,2011 8:00am - 11:30 AM Basic drill with instruments. Band drill field special emphasis on 8 steps to 5 yard line. NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT PLAY INSTRUMENTS TO OR FROM REHEARSAL. 9:00 a.m. Testing of freshmen for English and mathematics Location: Room 200 - General Classroom Building

Orientation on marching with instruments - 60 minutes 1. Carriage position 2. Playing Position (up on count of 1) 3. Marching-playing position (swing instruments 45 degrees while marking time and ride the arc) B. Introduction of: 1. Step two with TTR 2. Step one with TTR (alternate direction turn) 3. Diagonals (step two, step one) C. Full band review of all drill techniques - 20 minutes 1:30 - 4:30 Sectional Music Rehearsal A. Content 1. Repeat contents of first section rehearsal, special emphasis on numbers in music folio. (Please follow the order listed) a. In Storm and Sunshine b. Purple Carnival c. Stars and Stripes Forever d. Rolling Thunder e. Barum and Bailey's Favorite f. Show Number 1 g. FAMU Spirit h. FAMU Alma Mater 1. Star Spangled Banner J. Florida Song k. I'm From FAMU 1. 20th Century Band Fanfare m. Fight Fanfare n. Take'em to the Showers o. Mighty Rattlers p. Oh Happy Day q. Hot Times in Old Time (touchdown number) r. Stand Music s. Show Number 2 t. Flight of the Bumble Bee u. The Saints B. Temporary assignment of students to parts - trumpets, French horns, trombones, and saxophones. Sectional Music Rehearsal (Continues) A. Marches B. Standard Music C. Show Music 7:00 - 11:00p Basic Drill with instruments, band drill field NOTE: A. PLEASE DO NOT PLAY INSTRUMENTS TO OR FROM REHEARSAL Orientation on marching with instruments - 45 minutes 1. Carriage position 2. Playing Position 3 Marching-playing position (swing instruments 45 degrees while marking time and ride the arc) Introduction of:

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1. Step two with TTR 2. Step one with TTR (alternate direction turn) 3. Diagonals (step two step one) 4. Conversions 5. Circles 6. Stars 7. Entrances 8. Diagonals 9. Lost man drill 10. Spirals 11. Flowers 12. Criss Cross 13. Corp Concepts FRIDAY, AUGUST 19,2011 8:00 - 12:00 Band Drill Field A. Sectional Review of Precision Drill Techniques B. Intensive Drill on Marching Steps 1. ~eeLift 2. Instrument Swing C. Marching and Playing 2:00 - 4:30 Full Band Rehearsal 1. Tune by Peterson Tuner and Strobotuner 2. After tuning be seated and do not play instruments until tuning by indviduals has been completed. INDIVIDUAL SECTION SEATING FROM FIRST ROW BACK (IN THE SYMPHONIC BAND ARC) Piccolos Clarinets Alto - Tenor Saxophones French Horns Trumpets Baritone Horns Trombones Tubas Percussion to be located at the south end of the band room behind the tubas. 3. Rehearsal Contents A. Warm-up, scales basic musicianship, Brahms «Blessed Are They", E-Flat Warm-up", "Break Bread", «Elsa's Procession", «Total Praise". B. Review, confirmation and memorization of music rehearsed III sectional work. 7:00 - 11:00p Band Drill Field 1. Section Review 2. Full Band Review SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011 (LAST DAY FOR FRESHMEN TO RECEIVE FREE MEALS) 8:00 - 12:00 Band Drill Field A. Introduction to slow one B. Introduction to 16 to 5 step C. Full Band Review

Sectional Music Rehearsal Continues. Band Room - Full Band A. Memorization of all music (individual checks to be made) B. Tune by Peterson and Strobotuner C. After tuning be seated and do not play instrument until tuning has been completed 7:00 - 11:00p Band Drill Field A. Sectional Review B. Rattler Entrance C. Pre-Game Exits D. Half-Time Exits 1:30 - 4:30p SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011 10:00 AM Inspirational Service Recital Hall 2:00 - 3:30p Full Band Music Rehearsal 5:00 p Freshmen Band to perform for the University Freshmen Orientation Meeting 7:30 -11:00 p Band Drill Field BAND MOTTO - Qualities to live by - to guide our thoughts and rule our action - lives. "Highest Quality of CHARACTER" "Achievement in ACADEMICS" "Attainment of LEADERSHIP'! "Perfection in MUSICIANSHIP" "Dedication to SERVICE"

"The Florida A&M University Marching Band, A Role Model of Excellence"

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1. 2. Watch conductor for announcements of selected music in stands. All bandsmen must play for maximum sound. Band hats only may be worn in the stands. Do not remove coats in the stands. No dancing in stands. Display the best of decorum and personal bearing as we are models for other bandsmen. Avoid blowing instruments other than in Music Building and the drill field. Please respect privacy of dorm and community residents. Please remember to practice good housekeeping in the Music Building especially the band room, rest rooms and stairways. Section leaders please organize your sections for field and stadium entrances. All persons should be in line and on one knee prior to the start of half-time. Uniforms should be zipped up while in the stands. Place hats on before leaving the stands. Passes will only be issued to those students having participated in rehearsal. Check attendance and punctuality policy. Always review the schedule. Band members must have instruments in all rehearsals. Leaders must return all clip boards and evaluation sheets. Section leaders tune daily. Evaluation for Upperclassmen and Freshmen on the following instruments will be held during the pre-drill audition period:

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PRACTICE-CONDITION-PRACTICE-CONDITION-PRACTICE-CONDITION TO: Prospective Band Members Upperclassmen Officers and Leaders Dr. Julian E. White Pre-Drill Reminder

FROM: RE:

Monday, August 15 3 :35 p.m. Dinner meeting with officers and leaders - T.B.A. 7:00 p.m. Meeting of Band Officers and Leaders (Band Drill Field) Tuesday, August 16 9:00 - 4:00 PM Auditions 4:00 PM DINNER 7:00 PM Meeting of freshmen and first year marching band students with band officers/leaders and staffBand Room 8:00 PM Music rehearsal (Sectionals) Monday, August 22 7:00 p.m. Meeting of upper-class band members 8:00 p.m. Freshmen to join upperclassmen Tuesday, August 23 Academic Advisement for freshmen Wednesday, August 24 9:00 a.m. Freshmen Registration. Monday, August 29 First Day of Classes

Upper class band members should have completed online registration

Saturday, September 3 7:00 p.m. First Football Game - Tallahassee, Florida

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All band members must register for classes on Wednesday. August 24. Please note that all band members must attend rehearsals Monday through Friday during the 3:35 time block. The University schedule is so arranged that time conflicts are avoided. For example, a band student will not be excused from rehearsal to take an English Class since (English) is offered at an earlier hour. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS !I!

ALL BAND MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING A HEALTH INSURANCE CARD IN CASE MEDICAL ATTENTION IS NEEDED AT ANY OF THE TALLAHASSEE HOSPITALS. Freshmen and transfer students are reminded that they must be accepted by the University prior to reporting to predrill. DO NOT REPORT FOR PRE-DRILL IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE UNIVERSITY.

In preparation of pre-dri II all students are requested to: 1) Practice and memorize all music. (Freshmen and Upperclassmen)

2)

The content of auditions will consist of the following: A. Scales and Rudiments B. Sight-reading C. Solo or Etude D. Contents of Marching Folder 1. Marches 2. Standard Music Music will be checked at music rehearsals on August 24 and August 25. All students are requested to have music prepared for these rehearsals. It is suggested that two to three hours daily be devoted to practice on the marches and standard music. Condition your bodies through running and other calisthenics. We will experience an exciting and difficult year with four home football games and four out-of-town games. It is therefore necessary that items 1, 2, 3 be strictly adhered to: I) Practice and memorize music 2) Condition your bodies Tubas, Baritones, French Horns and Percussion should ask high school directors in their area to allow them usage of an instrument for daily practice.

3)

4)

Reporting dates are: August 15 - Officers and Leaders August 16 - Freshmen August 22 - Upperclassmen
Music has been mailed to (1) Freshmen (after the survey sheet has been returned) (2) Upperclassmen, if you have not received music or have any problems, please contact me at (850) 599-3024. Prospective bandsmen are requested to return the survey forms immediately.

ALL STUDENTS ARE REMlNDED TO CHECK THE FOLLOWING IMMEDIATELY.
1.

Office of Admissions - if you have not been accepted call (850) 599-3796. Please have high school transcript forwarded to the Admissions Office. COMPLETE ALL APPLICATIONS FOR FlNANCIAL AID AND FORWARD TO THE APPROPRIATE OFFICES. EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE A BAND SCHOLARSHIP, YOU MUST STILL APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID. YOU MUST ALSO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID EVEN IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU MAY NOT QUALIFY. (850) 599-3730.
Dormitory residents are required to pay $350.00 housing deposit prior to arriving on campus. Please contact the housing office at (850) 599-3651. You must be accepted for admission in order to live in the dormitory. Upon arrival on-campus, report immediately to the office of the Director of Housing for room assignment. Meal tickets will be issued from 9:00 a.rn, to 12:00 noon, and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Instrumental Music Office, Foster-Tanner Fine Art Complex, Room 206. All band members will need an e-mail address. Content of audition for membership in the Marching Band and for freshmen financial aid holders/applicants.

2.

3.

4.

5.

AUDITIONS:

The audition will consist of the following musicianship criteria: (I) Scales up to 5 sharps and flats in 2 octaves and in arpeggio form, (2) Tonguing, articulation, phrasing, alternate valve or slide positions, (3) Drum rudiments for percussion players and sight reading, (4) Embracing a variety of key signatures, meters, and rhythm, (5) Excerpts from one or more solos, and (6) One of the three (3) audition etudes. Bring your instrument method book(s) studies and solos to the auditions.

Special audition for the symphonic

wind ensemble will consists of:

RE: Course MUN 1130001

SYMPHONIC

WIND ENSEMBLE Time 12:30 - 1:45 PM

Requirements: A. Completion of level three audition: 1. Major, Minor and Chromatic scales throughout the practical range of the instrument. 2. LevellII etude . 3. Selected music from the folder. 4. Enrollment in class. 5. Membership in symphonic band. 6. Advanced sight-reading. 7. Unison scales and chords Part II. Performances: 1. Clinics 2. Conventions 3. Tours Audition Dates: Freshmen Upperclassmen Auditions Conducted Sectional Director NOTE: August 16,201 t August 22 & 23,2011 By:

This is a select group of the finest musicians from the Instrumental Music Department. Only interested and serious students should apply. It is suggested that auditions be thoroughly prepared as there will be no exceptions to the criteria. The projected instrumentation is as follows: Piccolo - 1 Flutes - 6 Eb Clarinet I Bb Clarinets - 12 (4-4-4) Alto Clarinets - 2 Bass Clarinets - 2 Contra Clarinets - 2 Alto Saxophone - 4 Tenor Saxophone - 1 Baritone Saxophone - 1 Trumpets - 9 Cornets - 4 Horns - 5 Trombones - 6 Baritones -3 Tuba - 4 Percussion - 6

In order to be on time for morning rehearsals and trips, it is suggested that you be sure to bring an alarm clock for use during the band season.

ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:
Prior to reporting to the University, be sure you have your permit to register to enroll at the University. Direct inquires or requests for information to the director of admissions, Florida A&M University.

ALL BAND MEMBERS WILL NEED AN E-MAIL ADDRESS.

MEMORANDUM

TO: FROM:

All Band Members Dr. Julian E. White Director of Bands Dr. Shelby Chipman Assistant to the Director of Bands

DATE: RE: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

YOU MUST BRING PROOF OF PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN WHICH STATES THAT YOU ARE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN MARCHING BAND AND A PARENT LIABILITY, MEDICAL RELEASE FORM TO BE PRESENTED AT BAND REGISTRATION.

Florida A&M University
Marching Band
Special Notice to All Band Members
Please Note the following: 1. 2. All band members must be enrolled in the class. No excuses will be granted for A. Work B. Classes such as English, Math, etc. Personal Checks are no longer acceptable.

3.

The Pre-Drill schedule is adjusted as following: August 16-20,2011 8:00 AM -11:30 AM 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM August 21. 2011 10:00 AM 2:00 - 3:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:30-11:00 PM

Band Drill Field Sectional Rehearsal Band Drill Field

Inspirational Service Music Rehearsal - Band Room Freshman Band to Perform for TOPS Orientation Band Drill Field

August 22, 2011 7:00AM 9:00AM 3:00 PM 3:35 7:00 8:00 9:30 PM- 5:45 PM PM PM -11:00 PM

Music Theory Exams Class Piano Auditions Voice Auditions & Academic Advisement Sectional Rehearsal Upperclassmen Orientation Meeting Freshmen to join in meeting Music Rehearsal

August 23, 2011 8:30AM 9:00AM 3:35 PM - 5:40 PM 7:30 PM -11:00 PM

Academic Advisement Jazz Band Auditions Music Rehearsal Band Drill Fieid

MEMORANDUM
TO: FROM: RE: DATE: All Students Dr. Julian E. White

SCHOLARSHIPS
June 23, 2011

All students who depend on scholarship assistance to pay fees are required to submit the following by 12:00 noon, August 22,2011.

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* 1)
2) 3) 4)

Official Computer Printout of Class Schedule indicating the exact amount of fees to be paid to the University. Copy of the pink award letter from financial aid or verification from financial aid stating that you do not qualify to receive financial assistance. Most recent transcript. Copy of Student Aid Report. A print-out can only be submitted if the student has pre-registered. Items (2), (3) and (4) MUST be submitted as requested. The print-out of class schedule must be submitted by August 22, 2011.

*

Scholarships to assist in the payment of fees cannot be issued if these items are not completed. Please submit the requested information to Dr. Julian White, 206 Foster-Tanner Music Building. c: Dr. James Ammons Dr. William Hudson, Jr. Dr. Ralph Turner

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND BANDS
HAZING REGULATIONS WORKSHOP NO.3
WELCOME Monday, August 22,2011 The staff of FAMU's Marching Band extends University and to the marchingest-playingest continuation of your college education. AND GREETINGS - 7:00 PM - Band Rehearsal Hall to each of you a cordial welcome and return to the band in the land. We wish for your success in the

PROGRAM Dr. Julian E. White, Presiding Music: "Florida Song" Prayer Welcome and Greetings Music: 1tRATTLERATIONti Presentation of Band Staff
Mr. Donald Beckwith Mr. Shepiro Hardeman Mr. Longineu Parsons Dr. Shelby Chipman Mr. Diron Holloway Mr. Lindsey Satjeant

Lorraine Sheppard Thaddeus Stegall Dr. Julian E. White
Mr. Robert Griffin Dr. Shaylor James Mrs. Dennine White

Presentation of Student Officers/Section President Vice President Secretary Business Manager Chaplain Song Leader Parliamentarian
Jonathan Boyce - Head Drum Major Jarrod Deas

Leaders Brandon Cunningham Tawheedah Abdullah April Graham Molly Beauchamp Thaddeus Stegall Lorraine Sheppard Darryl Cearnel Drum Majors
Shawn Turner Lanauze Hollis Rikki Wills Robert Champion

Music: "I'm So Glad I'm From FAMUn (Freshmen to join Upperclassmen) Presentation and Remarks Dr. James Ammons, President Dr. William Hudson, Jr., Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Ralph Turner, Dean- College of Arts & Sciences Mr. Calvin Ross, Director of FAMU Police Department Mr. Avery McKnight, University Counsel Mr. Breyon Love, President of FAMU Student Government Association Mr. Victor Gaines, President - FAMU Alumni Band Association, Inc. Announcements and review of pre-drill rehearsal schedule 9:00 PM - Full Band Rehearsal. Dr. Shelby Chipman

OBSERVATIONS: 1. Shower and change into clean clothes after each field rehearsal. 2. Hazing of freshmen is not permitted at any time. Freshmen are not to run errands or perform other chores for upperclassmen. Students guilty of these infractions will have their financial assistance terminated and case referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs and band membership suspended or terminated. Please refer to the freshmen Orientation Guideline policies as printed. BAND MOTTO: Qualities to live by to guide our thoughts and to rule our actions/lives "Highest quality of CHARACTER" "Achievement in ACADEMICS" "Attainment in LEADERSHIP" "Perfection in MUSICIANSHIP" "Precision in MARCHING" "Dedication to SERVICE"

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND PRE-DRILL SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 22 - SEPTEMBER 1
Room Schedule for Rehearsals - Music Building Section leaders are asked to assist director in charge of all section rehearsals. Peterson tuners and Strobotuners are available for use in each full band and sectional rehearsal room. Full Band - New Band Room (Dr. White & Staft) Piccolos - Room 301 (Mrs. White) Clarinets & Saxophones - Room 406 (Mr. Holloway) Trumpets - Room 418 (Mr. Parsons) French Horns - Room 318 (Dr. Chipman) Tromones - Room 322 (Mr. Griffin) Sousaphone & Baritones - Room 401 (Mr. Simmons.) Percussion- Tent, Old Band Room and west side of Music Building (Dr. James) MONDAY, August 22 (Freshmen follow orientation schedule) 9:00 a.m. Class Piano Auditions 3:00 p.m. (1) Voice Auditions(2) Academic Advisement 3:35- 5:45 p.m. Room 301(Freshmen) Sectional Rehearsal 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Upperclassmen Orientation Meeting-Mandatory for all who plan to participate- Band Room 8:00 p.m. Freshmen to join Upperclassmen (Band Room) Music Rehearsal (Sectionals as Posted) 9:30 - 1I :00 TUESDAY, August 23 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Academic Advisement (Freshmen and Upperclassmen) Jazz Band Auditions 9:00 a.m. Saxophones 9:45 a.m. Trumpets 10:30 a.m. Trombones I I: 15 a.m. Rhythm Section Music Rehearsal Drill Field - Basic Drill Review of Pre-Drill Fundamentals

3:35 - 5:40 p.m. 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

WEDNESDA Y, August 24 8:30 - 4:00 p.m. Registration 3 :00 - 5:40 p.m. Music Review 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Band Drill field A. Show Number One THURSDAY, August 25 8:30 - 4:00 p.m. 3:00 -5:40 p.m. 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Registration Music Review Band Drill Field A. Pre-game show - Entrance B. Half-time show - Entrance & Dance Routine Music Review Band Drill Field A. Fundamental Review of Marching Techniques (Tree Shaking Day) Band Drill Field Sectionals Band Drill Field (Final Evaluation) Band Room

FRIDAY, August 26 3:00 - 5:40 p.m. 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. SATURDAY, August 27 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 N 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. SUNDAY, August 28 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Introduction to music for Show No.2 Perfection of new music Band Drill Field 7. Introduction to Show No.2
B.

A.

MONDAY, August 29 3:35 - 5:45 p.m. TUESDAY, August 30 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. 3:35 - 5:45 p.m. WEDNESDAY, 3:35-5:45 p.m. August 31

Classes Begin - ALL STUDENTS MUST FULL REHEARSALS ARE REQUIRED. Band Drill Field (NO EXCUSES) Symphonic Band Band Drill Field Band Drill field 1 Band Drill field

ENROLL

IN BAND.

THURSDAY, September 3:35-5:45 p.m.

BAND MOTTO: (Qualities to live by to guide our thoughts and to rule our actions/lives) Highest Quality of Character" If Achievement in Academics" "Attainment in Leadership" "Perfection of Musicianship If "Dedication to Service" "Precision in Marching"
If

All Band members are requested to complete registration paid. Excuses will not be granted for class or work conflict.

today even if fees are not

TO:

Officers and Leaders Upperclassmen Freshmen Dr. Julian E. White, Director of Bands Dr. Shelby Chipman, Associate Director of Bands FINAL REMINDERS

FROM:

RE:

Only selected officers and leaders will be allowed to attend rehearsals with freshmen during the period of August 15-21, 2011. This is necessary because of the high cost of housing and meals. It is confusing to prospective band members with too many persons providing instruction. Upperclassmen are requested to please cooperate by not reporting to campus before August 26. If you are already in town, please refrain from the following: A. Attending field and music rehearsals B. Attempting to obtain food and lodging at the bands' expense Meal cards will be issued to officers and leaders who have paid band dues of $55.00. All band members are required to pay the dues by August 26,2011 if they are to continue band participation for the year.
It is very important that band members follow all regulations as contained in the newly revised constitution.

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All band members will need to be in attendance beginning August 22 as we will begin immediately working on the first show. Those persons who qualify for band scholarships are required to submit the following by August 22, 2011. A. Copy of printout B. Copy of award letter C. Copy of most recent transcript Please check the fee schedule for the Fall classes to note the increase in tuition for Florida Residents and Out of State Residents. It is suggested that arrangements be made to pay fees prior to coming to campus. Since the Band Department did not receive an increase in scholarships/Out of State Waivers, recipients of band awards should be prepared to meet the increase in tuition costs. Regulations regarding academic progress and grade point average will be strictly enforced by the University with regard to financial aid are as follows: A. 2.00 Grade Average is required B. Academic Progress Policy 1. 0-29 hours freshman 2. 30-59 hours sophomore 3. 60-89 hours junior 4. 90-120 hours senior A student will not be awarded financial aid from the band beyond five years without special permission obtained through an appeal process. The constitution committee, officers and leaders along with the staff have devoted many hours in preparation for this year. All band members are encouraged to enter the year with a positive attitude toward achievement. The policies adopted are designed to enhance the quality of an already outstanding musical aggregation. The newly revised handbook will be ready for distribution at the August 22,2011 meeting.

Please note that all financial requirements must be met prior to being issued an uniform or instrument: UPPERCLASSMEN
$25.00 $15.00 $30.00 $85.00 $25.00

FRESHMEN
$25.00 $30.00 $30.00 $85.00 $25.00

Band Dues Band hat to be worn in the stands Band Accessories Fee Sweat Suit (if you want to purchase) New White Band Shoes

Band Dues Shirt & Hat Band Accessories Fee Sweat Suit New White Band Shoes

Students that attend Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College are required to pay an additional $50.00 for activity fees and must enroll in the marching band class (MUN 1110 or MUN 3110) through cooperative education or dual enrollment.
Please do not come to Pre-Drill if you are not to prepared to pay the above.

PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.

ARE NO

LONGER

IMPORTANT NOTICE
MARCHING AND SYMPHONIC BANDS

FALL COMMENCEMENT IS DECEMBER 9,2011 AT 6:00 PM. ALL MARCHING BAND AND SYMPHONIC BAND MEMBERS MUST PERFORM. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS TO RETURN HOME PRIOR TO DECEMBER 9, 2011.

Instrument:

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Florida A&M University - Medical Consent and Liability Release
This is a legal and binding agreement which, when signed, will permanently limit your ability to recover from the parties indicated below for injuries or losses you may sustain as a result of participation in the Florida A&M University Band Programs and/or related activities.
References to Florida A&M University (henceforth referred as FAMU) include Florida A&M University, acting by and through its Board of Trustees, the Florida Board of Governors, the State of Florida, its agents, officers, faculty and employees.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
MEDICAL CONSENT FORM
I hereby grant permission for emergency medical service to be rendered as deemed necessary to my child (or myself). I do hereby voluntarily consent and authorize FAMU, in the event of an accident, illness or injury to take whatever measures and actions considered necessary and warranted under the circumstances to protect, safeguard and minimize further injury, health and safety. I understand that such actions may involve or require placement in a hospital or another medical facility for services and treatment. Any transportation expenses by any mode will be a debt and liability for which I accept total res pons ib iIity. I hereby further voluntarily given FAMU from any court cost, which declare, represent and agree, that in the event that FAMU has to exercise the above medical authorization and consent, that I hold harmless, release and forever discharge and all liability, damages, claims and demands whatsoever, including attorneys fees and the undersigned, any heir or assigned has made.

Finally, I hereby declare and represent that I have read this statement, understood its contents, execute it of my free will and choice, and agree to be legally bound by it. Initial _ CONTINUE WITH NEXT SECTION

LIABILITY RELEASE
By signing this MEDICAL CONSENT and LIABILITY RELEASE, 1 assume any and all liability for any accident, injury, illness, damages or loss that may occur during participation or as a result of participation in the band programs and/or related activities at FAMU. In consideration for the acceptance into or voluntary participation in the above stated activity/program, I1We hereby release, waive and discharge any and all demands and claims for, but not limited to,

damages, personal injury, property damage, illness, death or loss which I may have or which hereafter accrue to me, against FAMU due to participation in or as a result of the above mentioned activity/program. This release will discharge and hold FAMU harmless from and against any and all liability and demands (including attorney fees and court cost) arising out of or connected in any way with participation in or as a result of the above-mentioned activity/program, even though that liability may arise out of negligence on the part of persons or agencies mentioned above. I/We further understand that damages, accidents, injuries or death could arise out of participation or as a result of the above-mentioned activity/program. Knowing this, I hereby agree to assume those risks and to release and hold all agencies and persons mentioned above harmless who (through negligence or carelessness) might otherwise be liable to me. I1We fully understand and agree this disclaimer, release, waiver and assumption of risk, is to be binding on my heirs and assigns.

I HAVE READ THIS ENTIRE RELEASE. I FULLY UNDERSTAND IT AND AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY IT.
Print Name of Minor or Participant (if under 18 years olds) Print Name of Parent, Legal Guardian or Custodian Print Name of Participant (if 18 years old or older) Signature of Parent, Legal Guardian or Custodian Signature of Participant (if 18 years or older) Date Date Minor's Date of Birth

Address
Phone Number (s) Sworn to and subscribed before me this day of~~ 20 _

-SEALNotary Public My Commission Expires: .

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND BANDS
HAZING REGULATIONS WELCOME Monday, August 22, 2011 The staff of FAMU's Marching Band extends University and to the marchingest-playingest continuation of your college education. WORKSHOP NO.3

AND GREETINGS ~7:00 PM - Band Rehearsal Hall to each of you a cordial welcome and return to the band in the land. We wish for your success in the

PROGRAM

Dr. Julian E. White, Presiding
Music: "Florida Song" Prayer Welcome and Greetings Music: tlRATTLERATIONIt Presentation of Band Staff Mr. Donald Beckwith Dr. Shelby Chipman Mr. Shepiro Hardeman Mr. Diron Holloway Mr. Longineu Parsons Mr. Lindsey Sarjeant Presentation of Student Officers/Section Leaders President Vice President Secretary Business Manager Chaplain Song Leader Parliamentarian Drum Majors Jonathan Boyce - Head Drum Major Shawn Turner [arrod Deas Lanauze Hollis It Music: "I'm So Glad I'm From FAMU Presentation Honesty Brennan Thaddeus Stegall Dr. Julian E. White

Mr. Robert Griffin Dr. Shaylor James Mrs. Dennine White Brandon Cunningham Tawheedah Abdullah April Graham Molly Beauchamp Thaddeus Stegall Honesty Breenan Darryl Cearnel Rikki Wills Robert Champion

(Freshmen to join Upperclassmen) and Remarks Dr. James Ammons, President Dr. William Hudson, [r., Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Ralph Turner, Dean- College of Arts & Sciences Mr. Calvin Ross, Director of FAMU Police Department Mr. A very McKnight, University Counsel Mr. Breyon Love, President of FAMU Student Government Association Mr. Victor Gaines, President - FAMU Alumni Band Association, Inc. rehearsal schedule Dr. Shelby Chipman

Announcements and review of pre-drill 9:00 PM - Full Band Rehearsal.

OBSERVATIONS: 1. Shower and change into clean clothes after each field rehearsal. 2. Hazing of freshmen is not permitted at any time. Freshmen are not to run errands or perform

other chores for upperclassmen. Students guilty of these infractions will have their financial assistance terminated and case referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs and band membership suspended or terminated. Please refer to the freshmen Orientation Guideline policies as printed.
BAND MOTTO:

Qualities to live by to guide our thoughts and to rule our actions/lives "Highest quality of CHARACTER" "Achievement in ACADEMICS" "Attainment in LEADERSHIP" "Perfection in MUSICIANSHIP" "Precision in MARCHING" "Dedication to SERVICE"

HAZING AND HARASSMENT
The Florida A&M University Marching Band operates under the State of Florida Statue Section 240.262 with strict consequences on all individuals found guilty Section 240.262 Hazing prohibited at state universities

As used in this section, hazing means any action or situation which recklessly or intentionall y endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose on initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of a university, hereinafter referred to as a "university organization". Such term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the individual, and also includes any activity which would subject the individual to extreme stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual. For the purpose of this section, any activity as described above upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with a university organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be "forced" activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity not withstanding.

HAZING

AND HARASSMENT

AGREEMENT

The Florida A&M University Marching Band operates under the State of Florida Statue Section 240.262 with strict consequences on all individuals found guilty.· Section 240.262" Hazing prohibited at state universities
As used in this section, hazing means any action or situation which

recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose on initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction of a university, hereinafter referred to as a "university organization". Such term shall include, but not be Iimited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the individual, and also includes any activity which would subject the individual to extreme stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely ... affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, For the PUl:P-'"OSE.{ this section, any activity as described above upon of which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with a university organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be forced" activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity not withstanding.
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[ --' (print) fully understand the State of Florida Statue 240.262 code that prohibits persons from participating in hazing and harassment in any manner. I further realize my failure to comply with this Statue by participating as a hazer or hazee wilt immediately terminate my membership in the band. Furthermore, I understand affiliation 01' membership with any sub-organization within a section is strictly prohibited by the university band staff and will result in my termination from the band. ___________ Student Signature ~_._~-_ Section _

Date Date

Director of Bands

------------Associate

Director

of Bands

Date

COMPOSITE EXHIBIT C-6 Marching 100 Disciplinary Actions 1999-2011

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-3100

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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND BANDS

T eleph on e: (850) 599-3334 (850) 599-3024 Fax: (850) 561-2176

November 16. 2011

MEMORANDUM
TO: Investigator John Cotton University Police Department Dr. Julian E. White Director of Bands This is a follow up t my conversations with Chief Calvin Ross regarding alleged hazing in the clarinet section of the Florida A&M University Band. During the week of homecoming 2011, alleged activities occurred in the clarinet section. There are so-called sub-groups in the band with sectional names. One of which is the "Clones" consisting of some members of the clarinet section. After homecoming, I was informed that initiation rituals were held, which included paddling. Upon receipt of this information, suspension letters were forwarded to alleged participants, either as willing victims to join or as a present member to administer the ritual. The following names were among the willing participants/victims: 1. Elijah Brown 2. Riva Nance 3. Lanesia Smith 4. Sychiquita Stokes It is also possible that Brittany Squires was a willing participant/victim. Additionally Anthony Mingo and Hakeem Birch allegedly administered paddling rituals. There may have been other clarinet players who attended however these are the only names given. When we meet, I may have additional information and possibly conclusive evidence. I am determined to eliminate hazing in the band. In this regard, I am most appreciative of support provided by Chief Calvin Ross and his very fine investigative team. It may be significant to note that 26 peoples will not participate in the Florida Classic because of alleged participation in hazing activities. I also need to emphasize that hazing is not condoned by the majority of band members any many students are coming forward in support of our efforts to eradicate hazing and all of its, vestiges. c: Dr. James H. Ammons Dr. Cynthia Hughes-Harris Dr. William Hudson, Jr. Dr. Ralph Turner Mr. Calvin Ross

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August 10, 2003

SPECIAL MEMORANDUM TO:

Marching "100" B Dr. Julian E. Whit Director of Bands PRE~DRILL I wish to request that all sectional rehearsals be conducted/ supervised by the director of the instrumental group as follows: Mr. Charles S. Bing Mrs. Dennine White T.B.A. Dr. Shelby Chipman Dr. Shaylor James/ Dr. Julian E. White Mr. Longineu Parsons/ Mr. Lindsey Sarjeant Lower Brass Piccolos Clarinets Saxophones Percussion Trumpets & Horns

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(850) 599-3334 (850) 599-3024 (850) 561-2176

November 10, 2011
At lifi.1t Florida A&M University Campus

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Dear Mr. ~iteha There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the clarinet section. An intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations. Therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Although you will no longer participate in the activities, you must attend rehearsals since you are enrolled in the class. Yol:lf scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that yo . wjll cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time-please refrain from mg rehearsals.

lian E. White, PhD usic Department Chair Director of Bands
cc: Dr. James H. Ammons Dr. Cynthia Hughes-Harris Dr. William Hudson, Jr. Dr. Ralph Turner Mr. Calvin Ross Band Staff

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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND BANDS

Telephone: Fax:

(850) 599-3334 (850) 599-3024 (850) 561-2176

November 8, 2011 QMO Clark Florida A&M University Campus " Dear Mr. -EijMk,. There are allegations of hazing that have occurred. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

ulian E. White, PhD Music Department Chair Director of Bands
cc: Dr. James H. Ammons Dr. Cynthia Hughes-Harris Dr. William Hudson, Jr. Dr. Ralph Turner Mr. Calvin Ross Band Staff

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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND BANDS

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November 8,2011

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Dear Mr. hzi., There are allegations of hazing that have occurred. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the clarinet section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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Dear Miss Itch.' There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the clarinet section. An intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations. Therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Although you will no longer participate in the activities, you must attend rehearsals since you are enrolled in the class. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigatj orr: 0 hope that y ill cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this ti , ple~e refrain nding rehearsals.

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Dear Miss.~: There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the clarinet section. An intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations. Therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Although you will no longer participate in the activities, you must attend rehearsals since you are enrolled in the class. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time ease refrain fr ending rehearsals.

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the clarinet section. An intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations. Therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Although you will no longer participate in the activities, you must attend rehearsals since you are enrolled in the class. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. ~p:9'pe that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time please refrain from atten i!;lgrehearsals.

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Dear Mr. Milhl8f There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida. A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals .

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff: Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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November 8, 2011

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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November 8, 2011

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There are allegations of hazing that have occurred in the trombone section. Intensive investigation is underway by the university police department. You have been identified as a possible participant in these allegations; therefore I am suspending you from further activities with the Florida A&M University Band until such time that the investigation is complete and findings are provided to myself along with the band staff. Your scholarship will also be placed on hold pending the result of the investigation. I do hope that you will cooperate fully and truthfully with the investigation team. During this time, please refrain from attending rehearsals.

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This comes to inform you of your suspension from the Florida A&M University Band. The reason for the suspension is conduct unbecoming of a Florida A&M University band member on student on Thursday, May 19, 2011, in room 1840 of the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. Please return all university property and refrain from participating in any further activities with the Florida A&M University Band. Sincerely,

Julian E. White, Ph.D. Director of Bands cc: Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. James H. Ammons William Hudson, Jr. Cynthia Hughes-Harris Donald Palm Ralph Turner

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April 23, 2008

Investigator Audrey Alexander Florida A&M University Police Department Tallahassee, FL 32307 Dear Ms. Alexander: This comes as a follow up to our conversation regarding possible hazing in the trombone section. In this regard I am enclosing a list of trombone members. Sincerely,

Julian E. White, Chairman Department of Music Director of Bands cc: /kj Band Staff

September 24,2007

Miss CI I aLii iii] • Division of Bands Florida A&M University Tallahassee, FL 32307 Dear .Mf!! i'S liS.

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This letter comes to inform you that you have been identified as a participant in an alleged hazing incident. Effective immediately, you are suspended from the band. You are requested to cease all participation in band activities and return university-owned property to Mr. Donald Beckwith. You are further instructed to report to Chief Calvin Ross for an interview. Upon completion of the interview, submission of findings and recommendations by the University Police Department, you will be informed of your status with the university and band programs.

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Julian E. White Director of Bands cc: Dr. James Ammons Mr. Roland Gaines Dr. Ralph Turner Dr. Valencia Matthews Mr. Avery McKnight Mr. Calvin Ross

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September 9, 2006

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This letter comes to inform you that you have been named as a participant in alleged hazing incidents in the saxophone section. Because of our inability to positively identify the anonymous accusers, your band membership will not be terminated, however, be aware that an intensive investigation by the University Band Disciplinary Committee is underway to determine the validity of the accusations. In this regard, you are requested to be available for interviews by the disciplinary board upon request. Upon completion of interviews and submission of findings and recommendations by the disciplinary board, you will be informed of the outcomes. If you are found guilty of the hazing allegations, you will be terminated from the band and the board's recommendations will be forwarded to the university judicial officer, Dr. Junious D. Brown, for further actions. At the same time, if you are found innocent an acknowledgement letter will be forwarded to you with copies to university administrators. Please know that illegal activities such as hazing will not be tolerated by the Florida A&M University Bands and that appropriate steps will be taken to ensure that no such activities are occurring. Your assistance and cooperation during the investigation will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,

Julian E. White Director of Bands cc: Dr. Castell V. Bryant Dr. Debra Austin Dr. Vincent June Dr. Ralph Turner Ms. Elizabeth McBride Mr. Calvin Ross Dr. Junious D. Brown

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