Marching 100 names first female drum major


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History was made on the campus of Florida A&M University Tuesday. More specifically,  the magnificent Marching 100 named Cori Bostic the first female drum major in the history of the iconic band.

Bostic, an Atlanta native, is a junior in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. Bostic has played the piccolo with the Marching 100 for the past two years.

Although Bostic was unable to talk about Tuesday’s announcement, many Rattlers expressed their love and support via social media.

It’s safe to say, many in the FAMU family  near and far were stunned, surprised and shocked by the news. Some even showed outrage on Twitter.

Tay Malcolm, a member of the Marching 100, tweeted:

”The FIRST FEMALE drum major of The Marching 100!”

He went on to tweet, “I don’t think you all know how big this is and how hard she has been working to achieve everything she has achieved. She deserves every blessing coming her way.”

Bostic is also a member of the Beta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

After news broke on social media, her sorority sisters flooded social media showing how proud and ecstatic they were for her.

Annie Moore, Bostic’s line sister, was excited about the news and expressed how proud of her she was.

“I am so happy for her and inspired. She is a fighter and an incredibly hard worker and she deserves this. Plus, it is not her first time trying out so it exhibits tenacity and resilience. I am honored to call her my line sister and friend.”

LaVontay Brightwell, a member of the Marching 100, said that he sees Bostic pushing herself each and every day to become better at what she does.

“She has a huge support system and is definitely going to rise to the occasion. This marching band season is one you do not want to miss,” said Brightwell.