Starettes

Do you love to perform?

Do you like being in the spotlight? Do you enjoy dancing and/or listening to music? Do you like being a part of a hard working, positive team that likes having fun?

If you answered “Yes!” to ANY of these questions, then Starettes could be the place for you!! “But I don’t know how to dance or spin a flag!” That’s ok, as long as you enjoy performing, you can learn the rest!!

So who are the Starettes?

The Starettes are essentially the visual aspect of the Gaither Band. They work with the band during marching (football) season and independently during the winteguard.

What do the Starettes do?
The Starettes combine dance, flag, rifle, and sabre in a choreographed show and perform it to music.

How much of my time will Starettes take up?
Being a Starette is a full year commitment. During marching season we practice two times a week and then stay after school for football games. During winter season we practice one to two days a week for Winterguard.

Do the Starettes have a class like the band?
Yes, the class is called Eurhythmics and it is a requirement to take that class as a Starette.
Can I participate in other extra-curricular activities or have a part-time job?
We will always find a way to make it work for each person to participate in extra-curricular activities or a part-time job. No matter the situation, communication is key.

Is there a GPA requirement?
Just like every other extra-curricular team on campus, you must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.

How much does it cost to be a Starette?
Starettes cost between $500-$800 per school year (there are many fund raising opportunities you can take part in to meet these dues). This price includes all Starette gear, all equipment, staff, transportation, competition fees, marching uniform, winterguard uniform, dance fees and all dance shoes.

What is expected of me as a Starette member?
Starette members should always be on time, dressed in the appropriate uniform or costume and have all correct equipment. Starette members should be respectful to all staff and team members and always try to keep a positive attitude.

How can I become a Starette?
Contact Mr. Dell anytime before or after school.

Difference between marching season and winterguard

Marching Season
The Color Guard is the visual ensemble that greatly enhances the performances of the Gaither High School band. Members learn from skilled instructors in the areas of flag, rifle, saber and dance. The Color Guard continues in the spring semester each year with “Winter Guard”, an activity that begins at the end of marching season in November and concludes in mid-April. Students in the fall Color Guard are expected to participate in the Winter Guard/ Dance program.

Winterguard Season
During the months of November to April, the colorguard takes a break from the football field and band, and goes in for a competitive season of their own. In what has now become winterguard, an average of 15 girls go indoors to the gym and lay out a 4 minute show with drill design similar to that of marching band. Dance, flag, and weapon are used to express the music, which can be anything from classical to contemporary. Props may also be used to enhance this expression. Winter Guard International is the largest supporting organization, which holds regional competitions across the world from February to March. The general season ender is the World Championships, which determine the best of the best from all over the world held the 1st or 2nd weekend in April.

***Awards***

2011 F.F.C.C Scholastic AA Winterguard State GOLD Medalist
2010 F.F.C.C Scholastic AA Winterguard State Bronze Medalist
2009 F.F.C.C Scholastic AAA Winterguard State Bronze Medalist
2010 – Present – FBA District Dance Ensemble Superior
2009-Present – FBA District and State Guard Superior
FBA Superior Marching Auxillary – 1985 – present