Portrait of an American Town Upper Arlington, Ohio, often referred to by its initials, U.A., is part of the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan region. U.A.’s population is around 36,000. In 1982, the town’s annual Fourth of July parade theme was Portrait of an American town. America has changed so much since 1982. Sometimes, I find her […]
This is a photo of the 1987 Drum Majorettes of America (DMA) pageant winners including the winner of a top twirling title, America’s Most Beautiful Majorette. The photo depicts popular pageant styles of the late 80s and early 1990s. DMA is one of several baton twirling organizations in the United States. Others include, but are […]
This is a photo of Baton Twirling Instructor Annette Odello back during her twirling days in the early 1960s. Isn’t she a total joy? I love how happy she looks. Totally ready to lead the band. Odello was once described by her multi-world championship student Annetta Lucero as a “brilliant soul disguised as a world-class […]
A vintage Disneyland photo taken in the Late 1960s features baton twirlers (twirling corps) in white skirts and turquoise tops marching down Main Street.
Check out these beautiful Gilmer Majorettes, Vintage Twirler fans. Aren’t they beautiful!? I love these majorette costumes with their fringed shorts and western hats. I’ve always loved the tradition of the head twirler wearing the opposite color of the twirling line.The knobs on the batons are quite a bit smaller these days. LOL. I think […]
I have created a new Facebook page, The Vintage Baton Twirler, to showcase my collection of vintage majorette and baton twirling pictures and ephemera. I am also cross-posting on Instagram. I invite you to follow @vintage.twirler on that platform. I have been collecting these things along with baton-twirling stories for many years and have […]
On Saturday night, about 40 former baton twirlers with the University of Kentucky reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s Sweetheart Majorettes. They reunited during a halftime performance to promote the dying art of baton twirling. The Lexington Herald covered the event. Here is an excerpt: In their heyday in the late 1960s, […]