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Congratulations to The Red Stars for an excellent showing at the Miss Majorette of Massachusetts Competition last Sunday. Ten out of ten first place teams, including our adorable "Princesses" in halftime, and our Beginner pre-teen dance twirl team.
Thank You to Colleen and Peter Maccini, for a wonderful contest to start the season!
As we come to the end of our 40th year, we want to share the incredible journey of one small baton twirling team, from the small state of New Hampshire, who got to see the world and share their talent thanks to BATONS. We, The Red Stars, will make our 7th overseas performing tour in July, 2018 to Paris. First stop is to bring America to Disney, Paris! This video is a very small composite of all the amazing experiences that have given us memories for a lifetime. We have used The Voice winner, Alison Porter, to sing the final song of our Soviet Union performance in then Leningrad, 1987. Hearing Alison perform the song Barbara Streisand made famous brought back so many memories for us.
From a coach raised in a small town of 7000, may I say to all who watch this that "YOU NEVER KNOW where life can take you". In our case, it was being able to entertain with batons and proudly represent The United States of America. I thank that small town of Newport, NH and my family for giving me the launchpad to take risks that have shaped my life, my children and grandchildren's lives and all the students and families who trusted a young coach to get them safely home each time! ENJOY!
From Princesses to Pirates, to Broadway and Beyoncé, THE RED STARS' 40th Anniversary Show was a Smash and dazzled start to finish! Click here for more pictures.
Red Star Twirler Morgan Torre wows the students and faculty of
Londonderry High School.
28 years ago, The Red Stars represented New Hampshire in George HW Bush's Bicentennial Inaugural Parade. If you watched this year's parade or see excerpts in the coming days, you will recognize this view. It was cold and we finished in the dark. But we were very proud to be there! We hope these bring back memories of a time and place that became part of our team's history and yours!
The Red Stars raised $1130.00 for The Willey-Perra Community Giving Program in their 23rd show at The Newport Opera House, December 3, 2016.
The program was started 35 years ago by Gina Willey Hutchinson's brother and gives toys and clothing to 300 children each year.
Jaycie Greenberg, NC State, competing at The University of Notre Dame
Kaleigh McIver Ready to twirl in the Black Rock, Ct. Parade , 2016
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
Check out our College Twirlers at North Carolina STATE and Penn State Football Halftimes to see Red Stars Jaycie Greenberg and Katie Carlson Twirling!
Mikhala Bornstein will be twirling at different events for the University Of Rhode Island!
Also see our High School Twirlers.
Bishop Brady High School - Danielle Cherry
Salem High School - Olivia Bollhorst and Chloe Desjardins
Londonderry High School - Morgan Torre
Manchester Memorial High School - Madelyn Moedebeck
The Red Star Twirlers THANK all who participated in the Miss Majorette of NH and Granite State Challenge! Congratulations to all our winners, including Will Fournier, who was awarded the Dotti Barry-Barbara Paine Sportsmanship Plaque and newly awarded scholarship. Many thanks to all the coaches who had their students so well prepared and to our judges who were so conscientious in their work. I want to personally thank my Co-Director, Tina Avelar, and head tabulator Linda Merrill and assistants, Joyce Jowett and KeriAnn Lynch Unger. HUGE THANK YOU to the Red Star Parents who, once again, were a well oiled machine. Many thanks to the members of the American Legion Post #9, led by Kevin Gurley for the moving flag salute and to all the families who brought pictures and memorabalia of loved ones for our "Veteran Salute Gallery". It was a very popular exhibit and spurs me to try this on a larger scale in our community. Lastly, all the twirlers deserve our applause for all the work that goes into being a polished athlete and performer. The life lessons you learn in twirling are invaluable. CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES for continued success!!!
Red Stars at AYOP 2016 Click Here
Congratulations to Red Stars Tiana Barton, Emily Cowette, Alexis Crocker, Jaycie Greenberg and Morgan Torre! For their placements at The NBTA National Championships at The University of Notre Dame! Our team is not a "One Star Team" and these five ladies proved it! Each of them had moments to shine!!
The Red Star Twirlers Entertain Seniors at Salem Haven.
The Red Stars return to the Newport, NH Opera House for the annual Willey-Perra Comunity Giving Program Gala Holiday Show.
December 3, 2016; 7:00 PM
Tickets: Adults $10, children under 18 FREE with an adult.
JOIN ME, ELLARIE HEALEY, AGE 6, RED STAR BATON TWIRLER!
Great Memories of Miss Majorette of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, 2016 Join us on May 20, 2017 for More!! Click here for more Pictures.
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.
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!
Mikhala Bornstein, URI, Isabella Bolduc, Syracuse and Allie Nault, Johnson and Wales celebrate at the traditional Senior Send-Off before heading off to college.
Jane Rastallis, owner of the Old Courthouse Restaurant, hosts an after party for The Red Stars each year. This wonderful dessert featured ginger bread cookies and red velvet cakes celebrating 40 years of Red Stars.
We are available to perform for YOU! If you are looking for a PTA Fundraiser, a "Performance in the Park" or to add sparkle in a parade by talented young performers ages 6 to 26. Call us at 603-432-9116
The team that will be performing at Disney Paris 2018 could be yours. Click herefor up coming performances..
Line up for the Londonderry Olde Home Day Parade, August, 2016