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St. Croix Student Band and Majorettes Garner National Attention in Spring Semester

Photo Credit: Malek Bascombe
Photo Credit: Malek Bascombe

Congratulations to the St. Croix Educational Complex Band and the St. Croix Majorettes, on their accolades during the recently completed spring semester of the 2015-2016 school year.

The St. Croix Educational Complex Band traveled to Orlando last month, where they were invited to play in a Walt Disney World parade.

The St. Croix Majorettes took third prize in the Twirl Mania International Championship in February, also held in Orlando.  This was the first time the group competed in Twirl Mania, as it is by invitation only.  The majorettes garnered their invitation with an impressive performance at the American Youth on Parade (AYOP) competition in Indiana in July 2015. In the dance twirl team category at Twirl Mania 2016, the St. Croix Majorettes took third place out of 22 teams.  Their competition included twirlers from the U.S. mainland, Canada, Japan, and Puerto Rico.

The Twirl Mania Championship partners with Walt Disney World.  So as with the complex band students, the majorettes in attendance were also invited to participate in a Disney parade representing the U.S. Virgin Islands.  For this special performance, the girls wore prints and headpieces reflective of St. Croix’s Caribbean culture.  The majorettes are under the direction of Vice President and Team Coach Wilma Galiber. read more

Majorettes representing St. Croix:

  • Taylor Francis (placed 5th in X-Strut; 13th in solo)
  • Briana Garvey (placed 10th in X-Strut; 6th in solo)
  • Nazaria Johnson (placed 7th in X-Strut; 5th in solo)
  • Yaira Ortiz (placed 18th in X-Strut; 12th in Mat-Z solo)
  • Nancy Parilla (placed 24th in X-Strut; 15th in Mat-Z solo)

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