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

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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.

2 Comments

Lori Watson

December 31, 2019

Shouldn’t Linda Paul Hannum’s picture be shown? Maybe split screen with Katy Boggs. Unless you click on picture, the caption is misleading.

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admin

January 20, 2020

Believe it or not, even Linda has a tough time coming with a good photo. Particularly or folks who know neither Linda nor Katy, the image is a good representation of the LONG HISTORY the UMMB has with women leaders 🙂

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