Over the weekend at Clark Atlanta's opening football game, the sounds from the marching band were heard as normal, but this time it was the Mays High School Band playing the instruments not Clark Atlanta students.
The marching band of CAU was placed on a temporary suspension as the school investigates claims of hazing. Just a year after the high profile hazing incident at FAMU, where one of SW Dekalb's former students was killed after an incident of hazing, schools around the country are very sensitive to the allegations.
According to WSB-TV, the Mays band jumped at the opportunity to play at the college game and were pleased to have the opportunity.
Details about CAU's investigation have not been made public, but in statements Clark Atlanta states that there has to be any evidence of wrongdoing, and that this action of suspension was just a precaution in the meantime.
August 30, 2012--Clark Atlanta University today suspended performances of its “Mighty Marching Panthers” Marching Band, effective immediately, in light of an allegation regarding the possibility of hazing within its ranks. While there is no immediate evidence of hazing or any other foul play, the University of its own volition chooses to take a thorough, comprehensive look into this serious matter.