June 24th, 2013
Here is the link. This is a pretty important story.
Jermaine Robertson came to Florida A&M University as a freshman in 1992 with a burning desire to be a member of the famed Marching 100.
He had learned to play the alto saxophone growing up in Jacksonville. Now he wanted to march with the best band in the land.
It didn’t matter to him that he would be required to subject himself to hazing rituals in order to be a part of the “100.” If that was the cost of membership, so be it.
“I was well aware that hazing was going to be part of the band, and I was OK with that. As dangerous as that sounds, that was my attitude,” Robertson said. “A lot of students have that attitude.”