Bowie State University

Bowie State cancels marching band performances after finding 'significant evidence' of hazing

Bowie State cancels marching band performances after finding 'significant evidence' of hazing

Bowie State University’s marching band has been suspended and the school canceled its performance at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football championship Saturday in the wake of hazing allegations against the group, according to the university.

The Symphony of Soul Band was suspended Friday after claims of hazing within the band surfaced. The suspension also affects the university’s pep band, concert band and jazz band.

“Bowie State University has become aware of serious allegations of hazing affecting the Symphony of Soul Band,” spokeswoman Cassandra Robinson said in a statement, which also was emailed to the university community Friday. “In light of these...

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