- Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2015 14:50
The Modernette Baton Corps has just returned from the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) national championship competition known as “America’s Youth On Parade” held annually at Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana.
The Juvenile and Senior Modernette Corps won the championship in every event they entered.
The Senior Modernettes are between the ages of 13 and 24 years of age. The Senior Modernette Corps has won the right to represent the USA at all 9 World Championship Competitions, held every three years in Europe since 1990, and has won 8 World Show Corps Championships (Gold Medals) and 1 Silver Medal. The Senior Corps has also won 1 World Pom Pon Championship (Gold Medal) and 1 Silver Medal.
The Senior Modernettes won the 2015 Senior National Show Corps Championship and the 2015 Senior National Pom Pon Championship.
In the Photo above right:
Co-Captains Breanne Wenk; Katie Seibert; Captain Tiffany Melani; Co-Captains Emily Hofmeister; Carissa Caviris; Lindsey Young
Second Row: Riley Evans; Elizabeth Trost; Alexis Kiesling; Nicole Klein; Joel Claudio; Bayleigh; Novotney; Amanda Clark; Riley Gloeckl; Kira Greer.
Middle Row: Emily Clopp; Kassie Opfar; Victoria Smith; Sarah Ott; Cayla; Caviris; Jenna Maloney; LeAnn Chamberlin; Rachel Willig
Back Row: Madison Bartone; Mandy Cooper; Grace Bair; Meah Watson; Miranda Scott; Sarah Drain; Jenna Nymick; Sydney Varga; Alexis Hensel
Not Pictured: Darcy Mautino and Kellie Kaufman (Pom Team)
|Juvenile Modernette Corps|
The Juvenile Modernettes are between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age. The Juvenile Modernette Corps won the 2015 Juvenile National Show Corps Championship and the 2015 Juvenile National Pom Pon Championship.
Juvenile Modernette Corps in photo at right: Co-Captains Kendyl Seibert; Lianna Robbins; Captain Emily Klein; Co-Captains Reese Watson; Darah Augenstein
Second Row: Jennifer Lawson; Alaina Smith; Abbey Clopp; Kailee Allenbaugh; Alayna Banks; Gianna Guzek; Abigail Mahan
Back Row: Ella Zelinsky; Liberty Cooper; Lauren Toth; Shaylee Dorsey; Brooke Janusey; Laya Pokorny; Kylie Smith
Show Corps competitions are judged in the following areas by different judges: Variety and Difficulty of Twirling; Teamwork/Unison; Movement/Dance; General Effect and Showmanship. In winning the Juvenile and Senior National Championships, the Modernettes won every competition category.
In the Grand National Show Corps Championship Competition, the winners of each Show Corps division compete in a “Best Of The Best Competition.” The Senior Modernettes won the 2015 Grand National Show Corps Championship and the Juveniles finished 2nd.
The Modernette Show Corps’ performance was a special tribute to Ruby Daugherty, who started the Modernettes in 1959. The Modernettes have been directed by Ruby’s daughter, Sherry Vignoli Parisi, since 1978.
For information about joining the Modernettes Twirling Corps or for performances call the Ruby Daugherty and Sherry School Of Dance in South Park at 412-835-9626 or call Sherry at 412-414-4540.