A major announcement regarding the future of solo twirling at Purdue will be made at a press conference just prior to the 2002 field auditions for Golden Girl, Girl in Black and Silver Twins at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the band practice field on Third Street across from Shreve Hall on the West Lafayette campus.
The press conference and auditions are open to all. The auditions, which immediately follow the announcement, will run for approximately one hour. They will feature routines polished over the summer by twirlers trying out for the �All-American� Marching Band�s coveted solo spots.
All four of the 2001 solo twirlers � Golden Girl Erin Ansfield, Girl in Black Robyn Andrews and Silver Twins Krista Woodward and Kim Benson � are expected to compete.
The judging, done by a panel of individuals drawn from the Purdue campus and the central Indiana community, is done in two parts. The score from the field routines is added to the score achieved when each women meets individually with the panel in a question and answer session.
Beyond talent, a high emphasis is placed on attitude, and handling spontaneous situations appropriately, since the women assume major public relations roles for bands and the university when they accept the solo positions.
Band auxiliary coordinator Alisha Bane Kuckartz, a former Golden Girl, will make the announcement and run the auditions. Photography is allowed. In case of rain, the field auditions will be held in Lambert Hall.
Announcement of the women selected as the 2002 solo twirlers will occur at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 in Room 15 of Elliott Hall. For more information contact Kuckartz at 494-9115, or Band PR Director Kathy Matter at 496-6785.