“Who is that girl in black?”
A question that led to 52 years of history.
The Girl-in-Black soloist feature twirler with the “All-American” Marching Band is a compliment to the Golden Girl with her superior talent. During the 1961 season, there were guest “Golden Girls,” but no permanent soloist accompanying the Golden Girl. Originating as the “International Twirler” with June Ciampa Lauer, she wore only black and quickly caught the eye of many. In 1962 an announcer exclaimed, “Who is that girl in black?” and the position earned its title.