The Marching 100 Will Take the Field Come September

Florida A&M University's Marching 100 will return to the field September 1 in Orlando.

New Band Director Sylvester Young made the announcement Thursday as the band practiced.

FAMU lifted the famed band's suspension in June, but Young wasn't sure when the group would be ready to perform again.

He now says it will play at halftime when the university opens its football season against Mississippi Valley State.

The band was suspended in November 2011 following the hazing death of Drum Major Robert Champion.