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Drum Major Christian Frankl and Golden Girl Ella McDaniel performing in Kinnick Stadium with the Hawkeye Marching Band
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Christian Frankl in Scotland, wearing an HMB varsity jacket

UI drum major prepared for audition while studying in Scotland

“In a lot of situations, it would be difficult to do something like this, so the decision was thoughtful and planned out,” said Frankl. “While I was abroad, I focused on meeting new people, studying so I could excel in my classes, and utilizing time management strategies learned over the years so I could also spend time each week training and preparing to interview for the drum major position.”
Ella McDaniel

For Iowa's Golden Girl, Dreams Do Come True

After earning the competitive title of Golden Girl for the Hawkeye Marching Band, sophomore Ella McDaniel has now been crowned Miss Majorette of America.
Ella McDaniel leaping in Kinnick Stadium

'Golden Girl' Ella McDaniel shines in new role of Miss Majorette of America

When the Hawkeye Marching Band takes the field for the first football game in Kinnick Stadium Sept. 3, it will be accompanied by the Teenage Miss Majorette of America. In July, the University of Iowa's "Golden Girl" Ella McDaniel won the title. For McDaniel, it was a decade-long dream finally being fulfilled.