New Twirlers Selected for 2020-2021 Purdue “All-American” Marching Band
Friday, March 6th, 2020
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Amanda Coy of Saline, Michigan, has been named the 31 st Purdue Golden Girl,
continuing a tradition started by Director of Bands Emeritus, Dr. Al G. Wright in 1954. On Saturday,
February 29, her audition earned her one of the most iconic positions on Purdue’s campus. Coy is a
sophomore in the Purdue Honors College studying Health Sciences Pre-Professional with a
concentration in Pre-Medicine and held the position of Girl-in-Black for the last two seasons.
Incoming freshman, Haley Aiken of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, will make her debut as the Girl-in-Black.
Aiken has been twirling for 13 years and will graduate from Penn Trafford High School this spring. Aiken
will be studying Biochemistry.
We will welcome back Alicia Dennie from Culver, Indiana, in the position of Miss Boilerette. Dennie is a
current junior studying Pre-Dentistry. Miss Boilerette was originally part of the Purdue Twirling program
during the 2009-2010 season.
Sophomore, Alexis Piskulic of Arnold, Missouri, and junior, Brooke Wyatt of LaFontaine, Indiana, return
as the Silver Twins. Wyatt, who is studying Hospitality and Tourism Management, along with Piskulic,
who is studying Political Science and Sociology, are returning for their third year together to the position
of Silver Twins for the 2020-2021 season.
In addition, ten students were offered spots on the All-American Twirling Team to round out the Purdue
Twirling program. They include returning twirlers, junior Marin Parker, sophomores Ashley Brazeau and
Leah DePasquale, current freshmen Caroline Hawkins and Iman Mevaa, and incoming freshmen Zoë
Dotts-Brown, Katie Harris, Alexa Lytle, Lily See, and Aria Summers.
All twirlers and band members are required to audition for positions annually, and candidates must be
admitted to Purdue University in order to qualify for auditions. We are thrilled to welcome our new
team to Purdue this fall. They will make their debut performance on Saturday, August 22, when the 135th
edition of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band takes the field for their End-Of-Camp Performance.
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