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!!
Mikhala Bornstein, URI, Isabella Bolduc, Syracuse and Allie Nault, Johnson and Wales celebrate at the traditional Senior Send-Off before heading off to college.
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 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.
Family Dinners are always a tradition on Red Star trips. There were 25 Red Star Orange Girl family members enjoying some great Italian food at a Syracuse icon "The Spaghetti Warehouse".
Line up for the Londonderry Olde Home Day Parade, August, 2016
Congratulations to Jaycie Greenberg, who twirled her final game at Windham High School. Jaycie plans to twirl in college and even had a photographer at the game (a former cheerleader for Florida State), tell her that they would love her there! Several "warm climate" colleges are on her list. Proud Mom, Frannie, and coach Gina Hutchinson enjoyed the final performance. Jaycie is also coached by KeriAnn Lynch.
Red Stars' Light Show before the fireworks at Fisher Cats Stadium
Camp Red Stars Hat Day!
Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Competition 2014
CONGRATULATIONS Jessica Avelar, for winning the Lisa Cripps Richer Humanitarian Award! After some disappointments in the pageant, this was the final award given. Jamie Staton WMUR-TV host choked up in awarding it. When he announced that it went to Jessica Avelar, it could not have been more perfect. That award describes this young woman perfectly and follows up on other such awards she has been given in twirling. As her coach and the choreographer of the routine she did not get to try again, I would not trade that one recognition for Jessica for a whole show of "Jessica twirling". My team is built on the importance of character and Jessica has always been the epitome of that.
Standing tall....that's what Jessica Avelar did in the final moments of Miss NH 2014.
Proud Mrs H and the Family of Red Stars
The Red Star Twirlers Entertain Seniors at Salem Haven.
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.
Thank you to all of the Competitors, Teams and Families who joined us for the 2015 Miss Majorette of NH, Maine and Vermont and Open Competition. Click here for the MM results.
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.
Kaleigh McIver Ready to twirl in the Black Rock, Ct. Parade , 2016
In spite of three other events in the small town of Newport, NH, on December 6, the "Willey-Perra Community Giving Benefit Gala" raised the most amount of money in eighteen years, even though children were admitted free. The Red Star show was one of the best, according to several who come every year. The program, unique to Newport, was started by Gina Hutchinson's brother in 1981. After his passing in 1989, the family promised to continue it as long as possible. This year, the program will give toys, coats, hats, boots and mittens to more than 225 area children. Because of it, The Marines do not have to use their resources in Toys for Tots for Newport.
With many costume changes, "A Classic Christmas" included Tiana Barton and Tabitha Flattes, both age 6, in their first show. Also dazzling was National Champion Alyssa McLaughlin, age 27, who performed beautifully to Bing Crosby's White Christmas and Miss Greater Derry, Jessica Avelar, who showed that twirling and lovely dance technique can give a beautiful, unique, view of The Nutcracker.
The team was given a cast party after the show by restaurateur Jane Rastallis and her staff at Ye Ole Courthouse, next to the Opera House, in Newport. She has graciously hosted The Red Stars and their families, for more than ten years. The Red Stars and The Willey-Perra Board of Directors, THANKS to ALL who made the evening a great success.
As if that were not enough for the weekend, six Red Stars suited up again Sunday afternoon for a performance at The Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Derry to celebrate the 95th birthday of Gina's mother in law, Joan Hutchinson. Isabella Bolduc, Olivia Bollhorst, Emily Cowette, Allie Nault and Morgan Torre brought smiles to the residents as they twirled to classic holiday songs by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and the Glen Miller Orchestra.
It was a wonderful weekend of helping children as well as the elderly to share the Christmas spirit with the Red Stars.
NEXT STOP ON THE SANTA TOUR- MISS MAJORETTE OF MASS. JAN.11.
SEE YOU THERE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE RED STARS!
Gina Hutchinson and The Red Star Twirlers congratulate Kaleigh McIver, Derry, NH for four years of leading the University of New Haven Marching Band. Kaleigh, daughter of Karen and Paul McIver, is a senior, majoring in forensic science.
Jaeda Hague, Madison Miller and Jenna Maheu
Danielle Cherry, Amelia Gelina, & Libby Trembley
Newport Tigerettes with Derry Red Stars for the Claremont 250th parade
Andrew is now at Boston University getting her Masters Degree. McLaughlin is working full time at Aetna in Hartford, while getting her Masters Degree at UConn. You can see them in the current trailers on TV and online.
WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL RED STAR TWIRLERS' WEBSITE
October is breast cancer awareness month and the Red Stars of Derry, NH donned their "Twirling for the Cure" shirts.
Red star message to everyone:
"Science has made huge strides in curing breast cancer WITH EARLY DETECTION. GET SCREENED!"
Join The Red Stars 2016-2017!!
Classes begin October 6, 2016
Join in October and be in The Very Merry Derry Christmas Parade
Rolling Admission allows you to join any month.
Come for a free class and additional observation night Before You Join!
Classes are Thursdays
Ages 4-8; 6:00-7:00PM
Ages 9 and up; 6:30-7:30
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The Red Star college/post college performers after the show: Caitlin Pinkham, U Mass-Boston; Alyssa McLaughlin, U Conn; Gina Hutchinson, Director; Jessica Avelar, St. Anselm; Jackie Peaslee, U Mass. Amherst;
Bottom Left: Allie Nault, Olivia Bollhorst, Isabella Bolduc, Morgan Torre and Emily Cowette with Joan Hutchinson on her 95th birthday.
Bottom Right: If you have seen "The Christmas Story" movie, you will recognize these costumes as they make The Red Stars look like the "Major Award" lamp. If you have not seen it; DO IT!!! A real classic Christmas movie about a classic old time Christmas!
Bob Howard and Gina Hutchinson
The Newport, NH Tigerettes performed at the Newport/ Franklin football game and are now gearing up for "A Classic Christmas" gala with the Derry Red Star Twirlers at the Newport Opera House on Dec. 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Coach Gina Hutchinson got a huge surprise as her former Towle High School Band Director, Robert Howard, came to Newport from Manchester to see her and the twirlers. They had not seen each other in 48 years! "Mr. Howard" had been a Drum Major and was a really good twirler, who taught twirling to the majorettes as well as directed the marching and concert bands. For years, Hutchinson has talked about him in interviews as an inspiration for the Class of 1966. He started his teaching career with her class and "graduated" with them as well. No one knew where he went. Turns out it was to Pentucket Regional in Groveland, Mass. where one of her current assistants went to school and only twenty miles from Gina's International Twirling Champions studio in Derry, The Red Stars.
NH Brain Injury Association Walk by the Sea- Red Stars' Annual "get the walk started" show!
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.
Jessica Avelar and mom Tina enjoy a moment with national baton twirling judges Barbara Paine and Marjorie Gilbert.
The Red Star contingent all smiles at Twirl Mania 20!
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!
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..
The Red Stars performed at the Newport, NH Opera House to benefit the "Willey-Perra Community Giving Program" for needy children at the holidays.
Members of the Red Star Twirler's advanced and beginner teams and individuals won 38 out of 41 events entered at Miss Majorette of Massachusetts competition held on January 11, 2015.Congratulations to Danielle Cherry for being awarded a "Margie Bear," given by Major Marjorie Gilbert for many years. It rewards twirlers of any age who show the kind of quality and sportsmanship representative of baton twirling. Also congratulations to KeriAnn Lynch for being the recipient of the Harold McNeil Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to baton twirling.
Allie Nault, Red Star team member and Miss America's Outstanding Teen will be giving up her title tonight in Orlando, Florida. Allie has been an incredible MAOT this past year. She has represented her team, the sport of baton twirling and the state of New Hampshire incredibly! We are so proud of all her accomplishments and wish her well tonight. Allie will continue on in her journey this fall as she goes off to college on a full scholarship to Johnson and Wales University! Go Allie your Red Star Sisters are with you!
JOIN THE RED STAR PREP SCHOOL!!
THURSDAYS - starting July 14
5:45- 6:45- Ages 4-8
Instruction is leveled
6:30-7:30- ages 9 and up
Instruction is leveled
PREP SCHOOL PLUS!
AUGUST 5, 2016 - PERFORM AT THE FISHER CATS GAME! (If enrolled for the summer)
Great Family fun and a chance to be on the field twirling! $9.00 per person
To Register, go to our registration page, print, complete and bring to 31 WEST BROADWAY, DERRY (corner of Maple and across from Rigatoni's restaurant)
Tuesday, 4:00-8:00pm or Thursday 5:00-7:30pm OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 603-432-9116
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.
Red Star Jessica Avelar,currently Miss Greater Plaistow enjoys a moment with Barbara Paine, Margie Gilbert and Gina Hutchinson prior to Miss America's Outstanding Teen Homecoming for Red Star Allie Nault.
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
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.
Congratulations to the Red Stars on their hit performance in The Miss America "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City on Saturday, September 12, 2015!
The Red Star twirlers of Derry were at the center of New Hampshire to welcome teammate Allie Nault back to NH after winning Miss America'S Outstanding Teen 2016 in Orlando on August 1. Coach Gina Hutchinson had a lot to be proud of as many Red Stars were integral parts of the program.
KeriAnn Lynch, director of the juvenile showcase at Twirl Mania with some of the performers.
Line up for the Londonderry Olde Home Day Parade, August, 2016
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!!
Tiana Barton found lots of magic at Disney world Twirl Mania competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena. Tiana won beginner Miss Twirl Mania in the youngest division. We are proud of you!
Congratulation Caitlin Pinkham for 9th place in Miss Twirl Mania and second in school solo!! Caitlin is a senior at U Mass, Boston.
Alyssa McLaughlin and Joel Claudio after they performed with a group of alumni elite twirlers at the 20th anniversary of Twirl Mania. The red star contingent was proud to contribute to such an exciting event.
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.
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
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.
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, 2013. Red Stars won a record number of top 10 medals and titles in individual and team events.
Five Red Stars honored during Salute To The Orange Girl Feature Twirlers at Syracuse University. Lisa Branley Castro, Rebecca Fowler Zachas, KeriAnn Lynch Unger, Melissa Gaffney Derr, and Ashley Andrew joined former Orange Girls to celebrate the position which began in 1947 when the one hundred member all male marching band decided to add a girl. The halftime of the SU-University of Pittsburg game will showcase the history of the position and the women who each gave it their own special talents. A new scholarship will be given starting in 2017.
Emily Cowette won the 3 part Advanced 10-12 event at New York States.
Red Star Coach Gina Hutchinson returned to South Range Elementary School, Derry, NH where she taught for more than twenty years, to share baton twirling with children in the after school day care program. The program is free to all Elementary schools in Derry. Members of the Red Stars also volunteer their skills to summer programs at area day care centers. The Red Stars are in their 40th year in Derry and always wanting to pay forward their love of twirling and where it has taken them, thanks to the support from the community. Pictured center is 8 year old Tiana Barton, Barka Elementary, who helped Hutchinson each week and performed for the final day.
Red Stars gathered to welcome teammate Allie Nault back to NH: KeriAnn Lynch Unger, Red Star Assistant Coach and one of the highest scholarship winners in the Miss NH Program: Meghan Lamontagne, Mistress of Ceremonies and NH Outstanding Teen 2006; Gina Hutchinson; Katrina Bernard French, official Miss NH photographer and former multiple title holder in Miss NH system.
Current Red Stars Isabella Bolduc and Danielle Cherry as well as Coach Gina Hutchinson, joined The Red Star's Syracuse Orange Girl Alums, Ashley Andrew, KeriAnn Lynch Unger, Lisa Branley Castro and Rebecca Fowler Zachas as they were honored at the Syracuse/University of Pittsburgh game, Oct. 24.
Jaycie Greenberg, NC State, competing at The University of Notre Dame
Congratulations to Alyssa McLaughlin for being a finalist in 2 baton in the first Grand Prix International competition representing the USA!
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.
Red Star coach Gina Hutchinson with the top ten collegiate finalists at the Twirl Mania competition at Disney world. She has been collegiate director for many years.
Red Stars Chloe Desjardins, Emily Cowette, Morgan Torre and Olivia Bollhorst share a few moments with teammate Miss America's Outstanding Teen , Allie Nault , at her homecoming at the Radisson Center of NH.