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Who was the first female drum major of a college marching band?

Katy Boggs

PHOTO ABOVE: Minuteman Band drum major Katy Boggs (2014).

We want to know!

UMass proudly named our first in 1979, Linda (Paul) Hannum, who served as co-DM that year. In 1980, she went solo as the band’s only drum major.

Comment below with your school, the name of your first female drum major, and the years she served.