Curtis Inabinett to receive prestigious awards for penning book about FAMU marching band

Congratulations to author Curtis Inabinett who will receive the prestigious ‘Florida Authors and Publishers Association Presidential Book Award’ in the ‘non-fictional adult,’ and ‘biography’ categories in Orlando Florida for his book, “The Legendary Florida A&M University Marching Band The History of “The Hundred.”

Curtis Inabinett is the first person is America to write a complete historical book on a (particular) marching band.  A graduate of Baptist Hill High School in Hollywood, S.C. , Inabinett  attend FAMU and, out of sheer devotion, spent several years researching the history of the famed marching band and its leader, Dr. Foster.

Curtis Inabinett, author set to get awardBut the author’s story doesn’t stop there. Inabinett is a cancer survivor of more than ten years. In 2014 while in the mist of writing, he was diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease (DDD) called Cervical Degenerative Disease, which produced the neurological symptoms of nerve damage, In 2016, he suffered two strokes. The awards are not only a symbol of literary success, but victory over adversity.

Curtis Inabinett is a gifted saxophonist and plays  in church and performs  jazz in and around Charleston, S.C.  To purchase, “The Legendary Florida A&M University Marching Band The History of “The Hundred,” go to



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