Celebrating the Twirlettes 45th anniversary and the 20th year under the direction of Head Coach Susan!!!
Established in the fall of 1968, as a community based twirling group The Saline Twirlettes have become a dynamic, nationally recognized baton twirling organization. Today the Twirlettes still recruit beginning members from Saline and the surrounding area but also welcome elite members to join the national team from neighboring states. In recent years The Saline Twirlettes have performed before 45,000 people annually at various community events including halftime performances at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. The Twirlettes have captured several national titles including the Jr. & Sr. Grand National Halftime Show Twirl and have twice earned the Beth Wilson Artistic Award. The team has received commendations from 3 State of Michigan Governors, U.S. Senators, Congressman, State Representatives, Saline City Council and Saline Mayor.
The Twirlettes are proud to offer a recreational and competitive program, focusing on team and individual success. The Saline Twirlettes train members for the respective high schools including the National Champion Saline High School Marching Band Majorettes. Many Saline Twirlettes alumnae achieve collegiate success performing with college marching bands as feature twirlers or members of their twirling lines across the country. Members have attended the Universities of Alabama, Bowling Green, Eastern, Grand Valley, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue, Western, and Yale. In 2012, Haley Williams a 2011 graduate of Saline High school and Twirlette alum earned the title of Miss Michigan 2013 with her talent of baton twirling and competed at Miss America in September of 2013 twirling on the stage in Atlantic City. Haley captured over $9,000 in scholarship money during Miss America. Through her pageant experience, she gained over $21,800 in scholarships.
The National team has won 13-National team championships including the 2009 & 2011 Halftime Show Twirl Team Grand National championship plus being a two time winner of the Beth Wilson Artistic Award. The team has had many top ten National individual placements, national winners , Miss Majorette finalists, and a World team member.
2013 marks the 45th year for the Saline Twirlettes. They are proud to continue to bring the tradition of the sport of baton twirling to the community and surrounding area of Saline, Michigan. Students may also join the satellite program in Grass Lake, Michigan. During this jubilee year the group hopes to bring in 100 new twirlers to mark the occasion and celebrate the anniversary of Coach Susan Usher’s 20th year of leading the accomplished group. For more information on how to join TEAM 100 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year the team brings in twirlers from Ann Arbor, Belleville, Chelsea, Grass Lake, Hanover-Horton, Ypsilanti, Britton, Tecumseh, Adrian, and Milan. The team will be seen throughout the year in local parades in Saline & Grass Lake as well as preparing for their annual recitals in December and in the Spring.
The Twirlettes pride themselves in their history, traditions, teamwork, dedication, and commitment to excellence.
Twirlettes host many fundraisers throughout the year to help offset costs and support our National team!! If you would like to donate TO THE SALINE TWIRLETTES,please use the paypal button below! Thank you!!