The Red Stars welcome you to The Granite State Challenge - 43rd Anniversary of Red Stars Miss Majorette of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and Open Contest for everyone.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

West Running Brook Middle School
1 W Running Brook Lane
Derry, NH 03038
Doors Open: 8:00 AM Contest Starts: 9:00 AM

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.

The Red Star Team and Families are proud to be the latest name on The Major Marjorie Gilbert Traveling Sportsmanship Plaque, won at Miss Majorette of Massachusetts on March 30, 2019.




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.

FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW! Go to the Registration Form on the Registration Page or Click Here to learn about our program! With our three year olds already having been in parades, you never know where a Red Star Baton can take you.


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.

The World Champion Red Star Twirlers of Derry, New Hampshire have twirled for:

The Boston Celtics, Radio Disney, Carnival Cruise lines, the Liberty and Sugar Bowl Games, and in hundreds of parades including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Washington D.C. 4th of July and the Miss America Parade.

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!

   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!

Tiny Tot pizza party for full sticker charts!!! Wait until you see them in the show!!!”

Red Star Twirlers Bring Summer to the Opera House Stage, June 30th

                                                     JOIN THE RED STARS!!

Ages 4 and up; younger than that, by audition

Classes for doing Shows and Parades, Competition or just for fun!

Our coaches are also career public school teachers bringing out the best in every child is our life!

WHERE CAN A BATON TAKE YOU?  Join the RED STARS and start your journey!

FOLLOW US as we head to PARIS, FRANCE to perform at DISNEYLAND, PARIS on August 5, 2018!!

Congratulations to our Seniors: Olivia Bollhorst, Salem; Morgan Torre, Londonderry; Madelyn Moedebeck, Manchester

   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.

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 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!! 
                                            Bon Chance!!

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!! 




     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 <theredstars@yahoo.com> 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.

The Red Stars at AYOP 2019

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!!

Red Star Seniors Madelyn Moedebeck, Olivia Bollhorst and Morgan Torre accept the Linda Lannie Traveling Trophy for Sportsmanship presented at The NH State Championhips on April 13, 2019

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!!

Congratulations, Team Red Star!
 2018 NH State Juvenile, Junior and Senior Champions
          Adv. Juvenile Dance Twirl
          Adv. Senior Twirl Team
          Adv. Senior Pom
          Junior Halftime

                                     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.


         * 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
theredstars@yahoo.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!!

FOCUSING ON Proper Stretching and Dance Technique
For Children                Saturday 10:30 AM Class

Congratulations to Tiana Barton, Danielle Cherry, Emily Cowette, Ellarie Healey, Morgan Torre and Jadyn Vincent for their placements at Twirl Mania, 2019! The Red Star Parents Rocked as well!

Alexis Crocker lights up Alvirne High Halftime Show, Sept. 21!

Getting ready to compete for the first time; THEY WON!!! Must have been the “Good Luck Rabbits!” New Hampshire States, 2019.

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.

NH Soldiers at Normandy.xlsx

   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!!

"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!

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.. 

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 STAR SUMMER SHOW, JUNE 30, 2019
                                                                DERRY, NH OPERA HOUSE
                                                                       29 West BROADWAY
                                                                                 2:00 PM
                                                      Adults: $20.00        under 18/Seniors   $10.00
     If you have never seen a Red Star Show, you have not seen the RED STARS!                                      
The Red Stars and Families thank all who supported Miss Majorette of NH, Maine and Vermont!
     We also thank Miss Majorette of Massachusetts Directors Colleen and Peter Maccini for the Honor of winning the Major Marjorie Gilbert Sportsmanship Award and Jennifer McCormack and The New Hampshire State Championships for awarding us The Linda Lanni Sportsmanship Award. We are all honored-and humbled.

       Congratulations to all who create events for New England Twirlers to test their skills. All are classy events with the highest standards representative of our sport

       We, The Red Stars, are proud to be role models for Sportsmanship. THANK YOU!

Our seniors, Cloe Desjardins and Danielle Cherry lead the 2018 Derry Memorial Day Parade.


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!!!!

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! 

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

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. 

Red Star Twirler Morgan Torre wows the students and faculty of

Londonderry High School.

"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

Isabella Bolduc!!

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!

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 < theredstars@yahoo.com. Or purchase at Veterans Hall 31 West Broadway.

   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.