Goshen majorettes sponsoring camp for aspiring twirlers

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Goshen High School Majorettes are trying to raise funds for wind suits for the squad. But instead of asking for donations, the group is putting their skills to use and helping to develop the twirlers of the future.

The majorettes are sponsoring a camp for young aspiring twirlers. The camp will cover the basics and will give the students a chance to get their feet wet as a majorette.

“We will be teaching them some basics, nothing super hard,” said Erikka Knight, the majorette sponsor at Goshen High School. “But we are also going to work on a small routine because they will get to perform at a football game.”

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The attendees of the camp will have the opportunity to perform in front of the home crowd at the Eagles’ Nest on October 12. That game is Goshen’s homecoming game against the Central-Hayneville Lions.

Knight said that high school girls are looking forward to the camp, and she hopes it can become a yearly event.

“This is my first year as the sponsor for the majorettes,” said Knight. “We are trying to find some new fundraising events, and to my knowledge nothing like this camp has been done before.”

Knight said that the camp will expose the younger girls to a new possible activity.

“The little girls look up to the older girls in the high school, and cheerleading, majorettes and color guard are really the only avenues for the girls outside of band and sports,” said Knight. “They are really excited and we expect a large crowd of young girls.”

The high school majorettes are raising money to purchase wind suits that will be used in parades and other events during the late fall and winter events.

The camp will be held over two days. Girls ages 2 to first grade will have a session on Oct. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The following night, Oct. 3, will be the session for second grade through sixth grade also at 5:30.

Both camp sessions will take place at the Goshen band field. The cost of the camp is $25 and attendees are responsible for their own baton.