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!
|Senior Miss Majorette of Maine||ME Int Senior Pageant||ME Beg Junior Pageant||ME Nov Senior Pageant||ME Nov Pre Teen Pageant||ME Nov Juvenile Pageant|
|1. Lindsay Pitts||1. Megan McCormick||1. Paige Blackwell||1. Jessica Hymas||1. Grace Thompson||1. Kate Morin|
|2. Mollie Berglund||2. Lila Tucker|
|3. Amanda Cameron|
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FOLLOW US as we head to PARIS, FRANCE to perform at DISNEYLAND, PARIS on August 5, 2018!!
The Red Stars proudly step off in their 43rd Derry Memorial Day Parade.
On July 31, members of the team will fly to Paris, France to perform at Disneyland, Paris . They will also take a side trip to Normandy to honor those American soldiers who did not make it home. A “Paris Preview” and 4th of July Salute to Veterans gala show, will be held July 1 at the Derry Opera House - at 2:00PM matinee. $20.00 adults $10.00 under 18 and seniors 65+. Reserve for pick up 30 minutes prior to showtime on our website, or by emailing < firstname.lastname@example.org. Or purchase at Veterans Hall 31 West Broadway.
Red Stars Rock Las Vegas! Tiana Barton and Jadyn Vincent left Las Vegas with a suitcase full of trophies and medals!
Tiana takes first!
The Red Stars of New Hampshire wish Tiana Barton, 7-9 NH Intermediate Pageant winner and all AYOP staff, coaches and competitors a great week!!
We bid AU REVOIR to ALL as we head for Paris to perform at Disneyland next week!!! We'll let you know how it is alike and different from Orlando!!
THE RED STARS' PARIS PREVIEW
* If you have not seen The Red Stars in a show, you have not seen the Red Stars!
* If you have not been to the brand new Tupelo Music Hall, where Melissa Etheridge and Dionne Warwick have performed recently, you will love this venue!
* You can call 603-432-9116 OR email us at email@example.com OR respond on our website theredstartwirlers.com to reserve your tickets and pick up 30 minutes prior to showtime. You can also purchase at our gym on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 5:00 and 7:00 or Saturdays 10:00-2:00.
Come FLY into summer with us for The Paris Preview!!
NEW!!! RED STAR DANCE!!!
FOCUSING ON Proper Stretching and Dance Technique
For Children Saturday 10:30 AM Class
Red Star Twirler Morgan Torre wows the students and faculty of
Londonderry High School.
We wish the best of luck to Olivia Bollhorst who is competing for New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Feb. 10-11! She is the little girl pictured below all grown up! The Red Stars wish ALL in the pageant a wonderful weekend. So exciting that there will be several twirlers!!!!
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.
"There is nothing like that first medal in baton competition! Madison Russell just won hers- she is only two years old and she is a medal winning marcher already!"
The Red Stars are proud to present our 6th Syracuse University Orange Girl, 2017
Previous Red Star Orange Girls:
1990-1994 - Lisa Branley Castro
Rebecca Fowler Zakas
2000-2004 - KeriAnn Lynch Unger
2004-2008 - Melissa Gaffney Derr
2009-2012 - Ashley Andrew
First Game is Friday, September 1, 2017!
Red Stars Capture Candy Land awards:
Congratulations to: Ellarie Healey, Derry, Adv. Tiny Tots - Tiana Barton; Derry, Juvenile Intermediate
Caitlin Gilroy; Windham, Pre-Teen Intermediate - Kiley Collins, Senior Beginner
|NH Int Senior Pageant||NH Int Junior Pageant||NH Int Pre Teen Pageant||NH Int Juvenile Pageant||NH Beg Senior Pageant|
|1. Madelyn Moedebeck||1. Madeline Downer||1. Caitlin Gilroy||1. Tiana Barton||1. Kiley Collins|
|2. Chloe Znoj||2. Tabitha Flattes||2. Abby Morse|
These lucky Red Stars are heading to FLORIDA for Twirl Mania, Feb. 16-19! Tiana Barton, Emily Cowette, Danielle Cherry and Tabitha Flattes will be twirling with Mickey and The Maniac! Best of luck to you and ALL who will compete at this very exciting competition!!
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..
|Senior Miss Majorette of NH||Junior Miss Majorette of NH||Tiny Tot Miss Majorette of NH|
|1. Danielle Cherry||1. Ella McDaniel||1. Ellarie Healey|
|2. Morgan Torre||2. Emily Cowette|
|3. Olivia Bollhorst|
The Red Stars paid homage to our NH soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2012. In two weeks, they will visit NH soldiers killed in WWII who never made it back to the United States. Click here for more pictures of the trip.
HELP US HONOR WORLD WAR II VETERANS BURIED IN THE AMERICAN CEMETERY IN NORMANDY, FRANCE!!!
The Red Stars will be visiting the graves of 38 New Hampshire soldiers buried in the American Cemetery in Normandy on August 4, 2018 as part of a performing tour to Paris. Each member of the tour- 41 in all-have been assigned one of the NH soldiers to research and find the location of his grave.
We are all writing THANK YOU notes to read aloud at each soldier's final resting place and will be placing a rose on each of the thirty eight graves.
With eleven days before we depart, we are actively searching for family and relatives of every soldier through social media, news outlets and networking. In the first twenty four hours, we have located family of three. Our hope is to take a picture at each soldier's grave and send it to family members. We need addresses! Please either leave a note here at this website or email the Red Star Director, Gina Hutchinson at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 603-432-9116 to leave a message.
Hutchinson is a retired career teacher in the Timberlane and Derry School Districts who wants her twirlers to experience seeing the graves of more than 9,000 American soldiers who never made it back to the United States. Knowing that many families have never seen their loved ones final resting place makes this even more important to do. If you would like to write a note or have a small momento left on your loved one's grave, please let us know and we will do our best to connect with you in the next week. At the very least, leave your mailing address and we will send you the picture and a copy of the note written to your loved one.
Thank You to our New Hampshire soldiers. You died so this generation can enjoy the freedom that finds us performing at DISNEYLAND- PARIS!! We salute you.
It was an amazing trip to France for the forty one Red Star Families and guests August 1-7! The show at Disneyland, Paris was one we will never forget because it was one of the best in our history for many reasons. Watch it and we hope you agree! Many THANKS to Disneyland, Paris for gambling on us as the FIRST baton twirling group to ever perform there. We felt a huge responsibility to be the best we could be. Enjoy our show and the pictures of many Magic Moments.
One of our most memorable experiences was not the show or the Eiffel Tower, but that of the 9,000 graves at Normandy, 38 of which were from New Hampshire. Eight of them died on Omaha Beach on D Day in their first day of combat in World War II. Each member of our group read a Thank You at the grave of a NH soldier, took a picture and a video to send to any family that contacted us prior to the trip. It was an afternoon we will never forget.
Our Thanks and gratitude to our Tour Director, Wolfgang Baumler, who arranged for us to have a week in France that we will never forget.
It was a sunny Saturday in April and some of The Red Stars continued our tradition of leading the Little League Parade. Thank you: Angela and Morgan Torre for eight years of participating; Felisha Burns, Gretchen Murray and Madison St. Gelais joined the fun!!
CONGRATULATIONS to ALL WHO COMPETED AT Miss Majorette of Maine, NH and Vermont and Northern New England Team Championships!!
We Are Looking for relatives and friends of these New Hampshire Soldiers.
There is nothing like the first parade!!
Congrats to all who put in stellar performances at the first NBTA competition of the year in January. Thank you, Colleen and Peter Maccini for a terrific competition at Whitman-Hanson High School!!
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!!!
"Congratulations to Twirl Mania High School Champion, Danielle Cherry; Juvenile Int. Miss Twirl Mania, Tiana Barton , and Gold Medalists, Emily Cowette and Tabitha Flattes!"
Together, four Red Stars earned fifteen Top Tens!!!! Red Star Proud!!
CONGRATULATIONS on YOUR GRADUATION
CHLOE DESJARDINS, SALEM HIGH SCHOOL, going to BENTLEY UNIVERSITY
DANIELLE CHERRY, BISHOP BRADY HIGH SCHOOL, Going to DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
THE RED STAR FAMILY IS PROUD OF YOUR MANY HIGH SCHOOL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
It is always a special day when we add our youngest children to honor our Veterans.
Memorial Day, 2018.
The Red Star Twirlers at the Disneyland Paris Performing Arts Onstage Program.
|VT Beg Junior Pageant||VT Beg Juvenile Pageant|
|1. Genavie Cobb||1. Cameron Lawrence|
Congratulations, Team Red Star!
2018 NH State Juvenile, Junior and Senior Champions
Adv. Juvenile Dance Twirl
Adv. Senior Twirl Team
Adv. Senior Pom
BEST WISHES TO ALL TEAMS AT NORTHEAST REGIONALS!
THANK YOU, BARBARA PAINE, FOR CHOOSING US TO WIN THE 2017 DOROTHY BARRY TRAVELING TROPHY
SAVE THE DATE!
" A RED,WHITE AND BLUE SUMMER"
July 1, 2018
Derry, NH Opera House
2:00 PM Matinee
You have seen us in Parades and in competition, but have you seen
THE RED STARS IN CONCERT?
If not.... you have NOT seen THE RED STARS!
Tickets $20.00 adults $10.00 under 18 and Seniors 65+
GO on sale June 1 at Derry Recreation 31 West Broadway or by calling 603-432-9116 to reserve tickets for pick up at the door.
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.
|NH Beg Pre Teen Pageant||NH Beg Juvenile Pageant||NH Nov Pre Teen Pageant||NH Nov Juvenile Pageant||NH Nov Tiny Tot Pageant|
|1. Maria Gannon||1. Jadyn Vincent||1. Mia Giuliano||1. Isabella Kulesza||1. Lillian Kulesza|
|2. Lara Finnegan||2. Sarah Martin||2. Quinn Manning|
|3. Jillian Mazzolla||3. Breanna Stearns||3. Chelsea Bomba|
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.
The Paris Team of 2018
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!
Our seniors, Cloe Desjardins and Danielle Cherry lead the 2018 Derry Memorial Day Parade.
"Circle of Friends in Red"
2018 Competition Red Stars
Champions on and Off the Gym Floor
The Red Stars are proud of Assistant Coach, Ashley Tiller, for receiving the 2018 Harold McNeil Award from Major Marjorie Gilbert. She joins several other Red Stars including Coach Gina Hutchinson, fellow Assistant Coach KeriAnn Lynch Unger, and even her own Mom!. Marjorie awards this each year to someone who has contributed to the sportsmanship and quality of twirling. Ashley has been a Red Star most of her life as a team member, Boston College graduate and coach. She is a teacher in the Pentuckett School district, teaching in the Bagnall School, where she went!
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!
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!
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