CATEGORY: campus
DATE POSTED: 2023-02-14 16:58:47

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – On Saturday, February 18, West Virginia Wesleyan Bands will host its inaugural Twirler for a Day, featuring members of the Wesleyanettes and twirling Coach Natasha Tucker.

Wesleyan will host 30 guest twirlers ranging in age from 7 to 18 and all skill levels.

“I am excited that we have the opportunity to have Twirler for a Day here at WVWC! This is a chance to bring youth from all over to our campus and for them to experience a college game day!’ Tucker said.

Dr. Robert Palmer, director of athletic bands, added, “We have an opportunity to serve the community in a unique and energetic way. This kind of event is important for us and the area and I am thrilled by the response we’ve had right out of the gate.”

Participants will rehearse throughout the day with Tucker and twirlers from Wesleyan and perform at halftime of the men’s basketball game at 4 p.m. Admission is free to the game. More information can be found at


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2022 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit