FAMU gets new band director, but still uncertain of Marching 100’s return

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Sylvester Young is scheduled to start work June 14 with an annual salary of $105,000. On Monday the university announced the hiring of a “compliance” officer for its music department one of several new positions created in an effort to control hazing and mismanagement within the band.

Today, he indicated during the news conference that, with the selection of a new band director, he is a step closer to reaching a decision.

Robinson called Young a “talented and experienced administrator, musician and scholar who I believe will provide strong discipline, leadership and vision for the Marching ‘100.’”

“Dr. Young has had a stellar career as director of bands at several universities and I am looking forward to Young continuing the great traditions of the Marching “100” when we deem it ready to return to the field,” he said in a prepared statement.

One thought on “FAMU gets new band director, but still uncertain of Marching 100’s return

  1. So will he be the Band Director or the Warden of the Marching 100 confused with the six figures and him being a compliance office / Band Director.

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