Baton Twirling News

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Massachusetts Baton Twirlers Perform in Florida

Why would anyone wake up at three in the morning on the day after Christmas? For the spirit of baton twirling! Why else? On December 26, 2004, nine baton twirlers, their coach, and their families embarked from freezing and snow-filled Massachusetts to Florida. The Gangi Bay State Strutters, under the direction of Tracey Gangi, were selected to perform at Universal Studios Orlando. read more
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TU Modeling Rule Change

Twirling Unlimited (TU) recently announced a change in modeling rules for the 2005 twirling year. The following article was seen in the TU Twyrl Type December monthly newsletter. read more
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“Battle of the Berkshires” Benefit Contest

“The Battle of the Berkshires” ALL TROPHY* benefit contest held in Springfield, Massachusetts, on November 7, 2004, raised seventeen hundred and two dollars for Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
*per NBTA rules—medals were awarded for Novice
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USC Feature Twirler - Whitney Whittaker

The University of South Carolina’s Marching Band performs for over 85,000 cheering fans every game day. Attend any home game and you will see Whitney Whittaker, one of two feature twirlers for the USC “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” Marching Band. read more
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Mid-America Celebration of Twirling 2004

Twirlers joined together in a fun weekend of competition and learning at the Mid-America Celebration of Twirling contest and twirling clinic held in Omaha, Nebraska, November 6th and 7th. Sue Foehlinger, director of Sue’s Stepper-ettes Baton, Pom and Tumbling Studio, has hosted the Mid-America contest and clinic for 13 years. read more
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Calling All College Twirlers

CALLING ALL COLLEGE TWIRLERS - WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
The movement toward NCAA acceptance for baton twirling as a sport is well underway.
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NBTA Lifts Maximum Age Limit

In the October edition of the Drum Major Magazine, NBTA announced to it’s readers that the maximum age limit of 24.9 has been lifted for the 2004-2005 contest year. The notice reads, “effective immediately, the senior division will include 16 years and older.”
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College Bands Lead By New Hampshire Twirlers

Florida State invaded the Carrier Dome Columbus Day weekend planning to hand a huge loss to the Syracuse Orange. In a surprise to fans of both teams, the game was a seat squirmer right to the last five seconds. read more
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University of Georgia Feature Twirler Hope Carrell

Strutting proud with the University of Georgia’s Redcoat Marching Band is feature twirler Hope Carrell. Carrell has been featured as a twirler for the UGA Marching Band for two years performing for a crowd of 90,000 football fans! read more
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Twirler Places Top 5 in Miss America Pageant

The 2004 Miss America pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 13th thru 18th. Miss California, Veena Goel, used her dancing talent and knowledge of current affairs to finish in the top five. The contest was won by Miss Alabama, Deidre Downs, an aspiring medical student. read more
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