Red Star Coach and former teacher at South Range Elementary School, returned to her roots to offer a free four week twirling program to the after school daycare students. On the final day, April 19, she presented free batons, donated by Red Star team members and Alumni to each participant. As part of The Red Stars' 40th Anniversary in Derry, Hutchinson and her students have offered this "Pay it Forward" program to all Derry Schools. Pictured center is 8 year old Tiana Barton, Barka Elementary, who helped Hutchinson each week and performed for the final day.
The Red Star Twirlers 40th Anniversary Show will be at 6:00PM on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy. Tickets can be ordered by emailing us at email@example.com to be picked up/paid at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain up. Adults: $20.00 Students 18 and under: $10.00 under age 6: FREE
On our 40th Anniversary, we reminisce about the AMAZING memories! Can you name all the Team members in these pictures? Keep coming to this website for more pictures! Add yours to our facebook page!!"
Spain '85 - The FIRST overseas trip. Spain '85 - cute outfits from a former student/designer of Mrs. Branley Hutchinson.
Soviet Union '87 - WHAT A MOMENT IN TIME none of us will ever forget! Germany, 2004
The Red Stars performed on the ice at the Monarch's game at The Verizon Center in Manchester, NH on March 4th! The team has enjoyed a fun "Tour" since New Years!
The Manchester Monarchs Ice hockey team mascot "Max" got a quick baton lesson from The Red Stars.
Red Star Morgan Torre leads the Londonderry, NH High School Lancer Marching Band in the Citrus Bowl Parade.
Morgan also brought twirling magic to The Main Street Parade at Disney World as she has done before as part of Twirl Mania.
Tabitha Flattes, 9, won the Intermediate 3 part Miss Starlite at New York States.Tabitha also won first place in her 1 and 2 baton routines.
Red Stars win 3 part All Around competition on Saturday, April 9th at the New York State Twirling Championships in Lagrangeville, NY sponsored by the Silver Starlites.
Thank you to ALL who made the 2016 Granite State Challenge; Miss Majorette of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and Open Contest FUN and PROFESSIONAL. Judges, Coaches, Red Star Parents, Tina Avelar, Kathleen Crocker and Staff, Linda Merrill and Staff and all the ALUMNI who joined us, including new judges Adria Farr, Alyssa McLaughlin and Erica Andrew!! Most of all to the TWIRLING ATHLETES who put on a GREAT show of HARD WORK!!
Isabella Bolduc won The Senior 3 part event at New York States. She is also the 2016 NH State Senior Champion and is a senior at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.
We would like to congratulate Jessica Avelar for her accomplishments at the 2016 Miss NH Scholarship Pageant. On Friday night Jess won the prelim talent award. Last night during the Final competition she was called into the Top 10, was amazing in all phases of competition and WON the William J. Haggerty Overall Talent Award! Last night Jess was awarded $2,550.00 in scholarships and over the course of years participating in the program has been awarded approximately $33,000.00!!!! We couldn't be more proud of how Jess represented her team and the baton twirling community. The Red Stars would like to congratulate Caroline Carter Miss NH 2016! Hard Work Pays Off!
Congratulations to Red Star Twirler Allie Nault for being named Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2016.
Hard Work Pays Off!!
The Red Stars in front of Touchdown Jesus at the University of Notre Dame with their many awards from the NBTA's America's Youth on Parade, 2015. Red Stars won The Beth Wilson Choreography Award for "Rosie the Riveter" Junior Halftime performance.
Demand for the Red Stars has taken the team all over the world including Germany, Russia, Ireland, Spain and the Czech Republic. They have been featured in countless news articles and publications including the nationally distributed “Yankee Magazine” and were recently seen in thousands of households on the television show “Chronicle.”
Red Star twirlers are twirling at college campuses across the country, at pageants where they consistently amaze the judges, at numerous charity events and even professionally at Busch Gardens!
Check out the Red Stars shoutout in Vogue Magazine's article on Hillary Clinton!
The Tinkerbell Award named for Twirl Mania's first collegiate champion KeriAnn Lynch, who is now Red Star Productions Assistant, was awarded to Florida State's Ashley Bishop.
Red Star coach Gina Hutchinson at ESPN Wide World of Sports for Twirl Mania with Danielle Cherry and Alyssa McLaughlin. This was Alyssa's first time judging. Hutchinson judged and was Emcee for the Top Ten Collegiate Championships. Cherry competed and placed top ten in four events.
Emily Cowette won the 3 part Advanced 10-12 event at New York States.
RED STAR TWIRLERS’ 40th Anniversary Alumni Survey
There is little “out there” for potential coaches, judges, parents and children to learn about our sport. Each of you had your own story as a Red Star and, together, you contributed to something bigger than all of us!
BATON TWIRLERS FROM DERRY, NH STANDING IN RED SQUARE, SOVIET UNION AS THE FIRST AMERICAN CHILDREN THE SOVIETS HAD EVER SEEN IN THE SAME SUMMER AS BILLY JOEL PERFORMED AS THE FIRST AMERICAN ENTERTAINER?
Gina was 37 years old!! How many 37 year olds today would be that crazy???!!
1979 - The FIRST group to go to AYOP, The Pinkerton Academy Majorettes!! Gina was 31 driving the Pinkerton Van!! And thus the story REALLY began, CRAZY!!
1976 - Red Stars moved to Derry!!
1973 - The FIRST Red Stars were founded in Plaistow.
1971 - Gina first Coached The Timberlane High School Majorettes, Plaistow, NH at age 23.
Please go to the SurveyMonkey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRXWDPN/
to take the Red Star Twirlers Alumni Survey.
Thank You for doing the Alumni Survey and being part of our 40th Anniversary!! Hope to see you on June 25th for an evening of reminiscing, looking at vintage scrapbooks and bringing Red Stars full circle.