Southern Band director issues statement saying he’s been fired

Posted at 4:32 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 17:32:10-04

Ending days of limbo, Southern University’s embattled band director said in a statement Tuesday that he’s been fired after four years leading the famed Human Jukebox.

Our media partners at The Advocate report that his departure comes after an internal investigation prompted by a recent lawsuit accusing him of requesting a kickback in order for the band to appear at an event for public school children.

“Being the director of bands at Southern has indeed been the honor of my life and I will always treasure the experience,” said Nathan Haymer. “I leave our Human Jukebox in a better place today in terms of funding, equipment and popularity than ever before.”

“Needless to say, I remain disappointed with the University’s decision and will weigh my legal options for further appeal,” he added. “But at the end of the day, I will always and forever be a Jaguar!”

To read the rest of the Advocate’s story, click here

Here’s the statement Haymer issued today: