Here is the link to a video discussion of hazing in high school and college bands conducted by host Mike Ayalon.
Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died of injuries suffered in a hazing incident. Hank Nuwer and Michael Ayalon discuss the case, including reasons why it drew so much national attention, Florida’s tough state hazing laws, the perpetrator’s appeal, the effect on Robert’s family, other band deaths, band scandals, studies done on band hazing, and the questions you should be asking if you are a parent of a band student.
Watch it below, or listen to it on the Fraternity Foodie Podcast! Also included, the deaths of band members Marcus Thomas (Bethune Cookman Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia) and high school student Michael Murphy (Charleston, WV).