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In hazing lawsuit, Florida university responds bluntly

Florida A&M University’s lawyers argue the taxpayers of Florida should not be made to pay for an “imprudent, avoidable, and tragic decision” of a drum major in the school’s famed “Marchin 100” band who submitted himself to hazing and died from the injuries.

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New Naperville superintendent gets heat for non-report

Naperville District 203’s new superintendent is hearing charges from state DCFS officials that he acted improperly when he was a principal by not reporting a situation involving suspected sexual assault of a female student by a band director.

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IMEA 'exploring options' for contest-like events

The board of directors at the Illinois Music Educators Association is hearing about a state championship series in marching band and show choir, possibly to be run by the IHSA. They’re “exploring options,” we’re told, for “contest-like events.” No more specific details are available.