All-American Twirling Team
This team originated with the first majorette line in the “All-American” Marching Band. These twirlers are featured through synchronization and intricate exchanges during performances. In 1939, Paul Spotts Emrick opened the band to women because he felt there weren’t enough activities for women on campus. Emrick allowed them to march and twirl, but they weren’t able to play instruments in the band. That, of course, changed with time, but the majorette tradition continues still today.
The Purdue Twirlers are the 2017 Collegiate Halftime Champions!
The All-American Twirling Team members are seniors Mackenzie Joefreda and Emma Schafer, junior Marin Parker, and sophomores Ashley Brazeau and Leah DePasquale, and freshman Caroline Hawkins.