Marching 100 names first female drum major

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By: Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Thursday, Florida A&M officially announced some historic news for the Marching 100.

The university announced the first female drum major in school history to go along with what the school is calling their most diverse corps of drum majors ever.

Cori Bostic, a broadcast journalism major from Atlanta, says the first people she told were her family members over a text message. When she went to go check her phone some time later, it was blowing up.

She says its a huge honor for her.

"I tried out to be a drum major, so I'm proud to be a FAMU drum major," Bostic said on Thursday. "The standard is still the same and I'm expected to live up to that standard. I'm very proud that Dr. Chipman had the faith in me to uphold the FAMU tradition in the position of drum major."

Dr. Shelby Chipman added that he allowed the group to celebrate the moment, but now they're getting back to work.

Bostic joins another first in the drum major corps. Aaron Torres is the first Hispanic drum major in the Marching 100's history. This will be his second year as a drum major.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 31, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida A&M Marching 100 has named their first female drum major in program history.

The School of Journalism and Graphic Communication announced Tuesday night that Broadcast Journalism student Cori Bostic had been selected for the position.

FAMU President Larry Robinson tweeted his congratulations.

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