WORLD TWIRLING ASSOCIATION

ANNOUNCEMENT

DEAR MEMBERS OF THE WORLD TWIRLING ASSOCIATION,


BECAUSE MILITARY UNIFORMS AND ACCESSESSORIES HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE DIFFICULT AND MORE EXPENSIVE TO PROCURE, THE WORLD TWIRLING ASSOCIATION WILL NO LONGER OFFER MILITARY EVENTS AS A REQUIREMENT FOR A TITLE. FOR ONE YEAR ONLY, CONTESTANTS MAY ENTER MILITARY EVENTS AS A OPENEVENT ONLY.  THE JUDGES AND TEACHERS AT THE WORLD MAJORETTE FESTIVAL OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTED THIS RECOMMENDATION, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

   TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. FIRST, THE WORLDS MOST BEAUTIFUL MAJORETTE PAGEANT WILL BE NOVEMBER 29. THE TWO EVENTS TO PREPARE FOR ARE FANCY BESTAPPEARING AND GOWN / DRESS MODELINGIN  ADDITION, THE FIRST EVENT WILL BE FANCY BESTAPPEARING; THESECOND, WILL BE GOWN / DRESS MODELING. THIS CHANGE IN ORDER WILL ALLOW PICTURES TO BE TAKEN IN CONTESTANTS GOWN /DRESS AFTER AWARDS, WHICH IS MORE REPRESENTATIVE OF A PAGEANT.

   THE SECOND CHANGE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IS, "WHAT EVENT{S} WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR TITLES AT STATE AND NATIONAL COMPETITIONS SINCE MILITARY WILL NO LONGER BE A REQUIREMENT?" TWO -BATON TWIRLING WILL BE SUBSTITUTED, SO YOU CAN START PREPARING. THE OPINION OF THE TEACHERS AND JUDGES IS THAT KNOWLEDGE AND EFFICIENCY IN TWO-BATON TWIRLING IS MORE VALUABLE THEN MILITARY EVENTS IN A TWIRLERS' FUTURES, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO PLAN TO BECOME HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PERFORMERS.

     MORE DETAILED INFORMATION WILL BE FORCOMING, AND YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

                                SINCERELY,

                                NANCY HESPE, DIRECTOR