Texas Southern University Suspends Famed Band After Report Of Hazing

Monday, October 1, 2012

Texas Southern University has suspended its famous marching band after university officials received a report of hazing among its members.

The “Ocean of Soul” band canceled a Thursday scheduled performance at the TSU Tigers football game against Sam Houston State.

A TSU statement Thursday says it’s not yet known how many students were involved, but “it is believed to involve one section of the band.” The statement contains no details of the Wednesday allegation, but TSU spokeswoman Eva Pickens tells KTRK-TV in Houston it involves excessive paddling among trumpet players.

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