1236366_489834401114412_620788949_n“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.





The Legacy of The Girl-in-Black

June Ciampa, 1962-1963

Linda Hughes, 1971-1973

Pam Moshini, 1973-1974

Lisa Ross, 1974-1979

Susan Lilovich, 1979-1982

Janet Larry, 1982-1985

Kim Ratcliffe, 1986- 1989

Kelli Ratcliffe, 1989-1990

Angela Sword, 1990-1991

Alisha Bane, 1991-1994

Dawn Vardaman, 1994-1995

Cheri Reichard, 1995-1996

Karen Asadourian, 1996-1998

Nicole Ferree, 1998-2001

Robyn Andrews, 2001-2002

Krista Woodward, 2002-2004

Tierney Brown, 2004-2008

Erin Powell, 2008-2009

Meg Merdian, 2009-2012

Cecilia Daizovi, 2012-2013

Jordan Foster, 2013-2016

GB Collage Landscape

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