LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — USC’s first female drum major made her debut as the leader of the Trojan Marching Band.
Traditionally, the drum major kicks off every football season by stabbing the game-day sword on the grassy field to kick off festivities.READ MORE: CVS To Increase Hourly Minimum Wage To $15
An excited crowd watched India Anderson do it for the first time.READ MORE: Spirit Airlines’ Massive Flight Cancellation Debacle Enters Fourth Day
“When the whole stadium goes off, it’s amazing,” said Anderson. “It’s just a huge rush of energy.”MORE NEWS: 3 Killed, 2 Injured In Fiery Wreck In Burbank; Street Racing May Be To Blame
In 1971, women were brought into the band for the first time since World War II, according to USC News. Anderson is a junior at USC and also serves as a tuba player in The Spirit of Troy.