2012-13 drum majors, student leaders announced
From left, Jim Behmer, Min Chan Koo and Andrea Bailey will play leading roles for the Purdue University "All-American" Marching Band in 2012-13.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Min Chan Koo, the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band's first Asian drum major in 2011 will step into a senior leadership role with band's 2012-13 drum majors. Joining Koo is Andrea Bailey from the trumpet section and Jim Behmer from the alto saxophones.
In addition to leading the band during the 2012 football season, the trio will lead it through the streets of Dublin, Ireland, when the band participates in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade there.
The drum majors were chosen through an extensive series of interviews and tryouts, culminating in a session where they worked directly with the band.
Koo is a management major from Seoul, South Korea. Bailey is a civil engineering major from Indianapolis and was a drum major at Mount Vernon High School. Behmer is an aeronautical-astronautical engineering major from Elyria, Ohio.
Contact: Kathy Matter, 765-496-6785, firstname.lastname@example.org