Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tributes To FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion

Edited by Azizi Powell

Robert Champion - FAMU Drum Major Tribute - Marching 100 - Order My Steps

Uploaded by 850DigitalTV on Nov 21, 2011

This post is presented in tribute to Robert Champion (1985-2011). Robert Champion was a Drum Major for the FAMU Marching 100 Band. He lost his life as a result of hazing, allegedly by four other members of that band.

This post is also published as a means of reinforcing the need to stop marching band hazing and to stop all other forms of hazing.

RIP Robert Champion.

Video #1:
This video is presented at the top of this page. Musical & Photographic tribute to the recent death of Robert Champion. He was a Drum Major for the FAMU Marching 100 Band...

The Vocals to "Order My Steps" are performed by Genleah "Star" Swain
(this video was originally uploaded by: Twan Born'Bleszed Miller

Video #2
Robert Champion - The Official Tribute "Total Praise"

Uploaded by plurpmedia on Nov 28, 2011

Tribute to Robert Champion of the FAMU Marching 100 (1985-2011): An original composition of "Total Praise" recorded by Cletis Reaves, Jared Jackson, Terrill Jackson, Trey Daniels, Joshua Riggins, Micah Jones, Devon Goodwin, Brad Foutch, and Npatanishi Pearson (All non-members of the Marching 100).


Here's a comment from the video uploader:

Thanks for your encouraging comments and thoughtful attention to our tribute. We know that you have felt the same heartache we felt upon hearing the news of Robert's death. We appreciate each and every viewer.

We want to be clear in saying, no one involved in this tribute is/was a member of the FAMU Marching 100. These musicians are music enthusiasts who were touched by the story of his passing, much like all of you, and were moved to make this tribute for Robert and his family."
-plurpmedia; January 2012

Video #3
For Robert D. Champion (1985-2011)

To our brothers and sisters of Florida A&M University, The Marching 100 and the Champion Family

It's pointless to try to express how we feel for you in words. We dedicate this song from the 1999 FSU Marching Chiefs, originally performed for the loss of one of our own. We turn to it again for the same purposes.

May you always find comfort in music...

-The Florida State University Marching Chiefs
& The Entire Seminole Family

Graphic courtesy of Anthony Stephens-Lynch

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