The suspensions, announced on Wednesday, followed a campus police investigation into allegations the band members were beaten at an off-campus event Sept. 18. One student suffered a fractured shoulder, but authorities said he is not filing charges.
Despite losing about half of its percussion section, JSU leaders tell The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson the 280-member band still will perform. JSU's football team will play Southern University in Jackson on Saturday.
JSU Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Life Marcus Chanay said he felt "disgusted" by what the investigation found.