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FAMU band director retires in wake of Robert Champion death
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The director of the Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band has retired after 40 years with the university's music department. 

Dr. Juilan E. White announced his retirement by issuing a statement through his attorney, Chuck Hobbs, on Thursday afternoon.  

His retirement follows the investigation into the death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion, who died during a hazing incident after the Florida Classic in November. 

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White was placed on administrative leave with pay in November. 

According to his attorney, "Dr. White remains a loyal FAMU Rattler and wishes his alma mater continued success in the future. He looks forward to spending more time with his family."

The FAMU Board of Trustees will hold a meeting with President Ammons on Monday to discuss the status of the marching band and whether or not they'll be able allowed to march during the 2012- 2013 academic year. 

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