JSU Band Suspended

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson State University's marching band will not perform at Saturday's football game at Southern University because its activities have been suspended by the college.

Jackson television station WJTV reported Tuesday the suspension follows alleged hazing involving some Sonic Boom of the South band members.

JSU spokesman Anthony Dean said no physical attacks had been reported. He said the university is investigating the allegation.

The suspension affects all 220 members of the band who were scheduled to perform in Baton Rouge, La., during the Tigers' football game against Southern.

Dean said officials have not determined how long the investigation will take or whether the suspension will be extended to other games.


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  • by Concern Location: Mississippi on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:14 AM
    If only students understood, that any type of trauma to the body can result in damage to blood cells (although pain has left) that may cause cancer later in life. Life is too short for that.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Oct 10, 2007 at 07:48 AM
    A few cause others to miss out.Its not right for all to be punished because of a few. All of these kids have made it through boot camp and now they can't play because of a few. I feel the band leaders need to be handle responible also. I am sure they knew about some of this hazing going on.
  • by E Location: Anonymous on Oct 10, 2007 at 07:34 AM
    Don't let them play! Hazing will not be tolerated. They should have chosen a better band program like the ASU Sounds of Dynomite. They have never been suspended for hazing allegations.
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