Iowa Golden Girl Auditions

The University of Iowa and current Golden Girl, Diana Reed, announce the opening of the position of Golden Girl/feature twirler for the Fall 2007 season. The Department of Athletics provides a full tuition scholarship for the Golden Girl position, which can be used for either instate or out-of-state tuition. With over 70,000 loyal fans cheering you on each game, you are guaranteed the experience of a lifetime!!

The Hawkeye Marching Band does not use a line or corps of twirlers for its football shows. Instead, the Hawkeye tradition calls for one “feature twirler.” This position requires outstanding twirling ability. Most twirlers who audition for this position are consistent contest winners, possess a high national ranking and hold regional and state titles. The Hawkeye Golden Girl is featured as part of the band during football pregame and halftime shows, pregame concerts, parades, the Band Extravaganza concerts in Hancher Auditorium, and at selected basketball games.

Performance qualities we look for include speed, variety of tosses, multiple baton work, coordinated movement/footwork, dance ability and showmanship. Twirling in front of thousands of fans in Kinnick Stadium demands large, fast, accurate and extremely visual movements. Any twirler interested in the Golden Girl position should send a resume and video tape/DVD prior to December 1, 2006, to Professor Kastens at:.

University of Iowa Bands
Attn: Kevin Kastens
1064 Voxman Music Building
Iowa City, IA 52242

Several “finalists” will be selected to participate in a live audition based upon the candidate’s resume, accomplishments and video tape/DVD. The live audition date will be scheduled for a Saturday morning in February, 2007, on The University of Iowa Campus. Additional information (date, location and time) will be available in December.

For more information on the Golden Girl position you can visit the University of Iowa Golden Girl website at If you have any questions about the Golden Girl position or audition process, please feel free to contact Diana Reed at Good Luck to Everyone!

Audition information provided by: Diana Reed


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