Established in the fall of 1968, as a community based baton 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, the Beth Wilson Artistic Award (2x) , 2018 & 2022 Sr. Small Show corps with Props title, the 2019 Grand National Show Corps with Props championship, a member of the 2022 WFNBTA Team USA as the Show Corps with props representative and the 2022 WFNBTA Show Corps Silver Medalists. The team has received commendations from 4 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, Milan Majorettes, & Dexter Majorette. 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 & twirled at the Austin Peay University, University of Alabama, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Grand Valley, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue, University of Toledo, Western Michigan, Yale University and The Ohio State University.
The team has had many top ten National individual placements, national winners , Miss Majorette finalists, and World team members. 2018 marked the 50th year for the Saline Twirlettes and the anniversary of Coach Susan Usher’s 25th year of leading the accomplished group. 2022 will mark Coach Susan Usher’s 50th year of involvement with twirling starting her first class on Sept. 11, 1972. Twirlettes are proud 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.
This team attracts members, not only from Saline, but beyond the the Tri-county area including Ann Arbor, Belleville, Chelsea, Clinton, Dexter, Grass Lake, Howell, Hartland, Jackson, Ypsilanti, Britton, Tecumseh, Adrian, Milan and Ohio.
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.