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March 29, 2007

44th annual majorette contest set for Saturday at Windber High

BY RUTH RICE

RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM

Batons will twirl with skill and gracefulness when the 44th annual Cambria County Majorette Contest takes place Saturday at Windber Area High School, 2301 Graham Ave.

As last year’s winners, Windber majorettes are hosting the contest, which begins at 4 p.m.

Doors open at 3.

Twirlers will go through their moves in a series of practice rounds in the morning as they declare their twirling time to judges, said Karen Barrick, a volunteer assistant with Windber.

Participating high schools are Altoona, Bald Eagle, Belle Vernon, Blairsville, Conemaugh Valley, Forest Hills, Hollidaysburg, Penns Manor, Saltsburg, Tussey Mountain and United.

The competition will start with a Miss Majorette contest.

“A representative from each unit competes in a 24-count routine,” Barrick said.

“They’re judged on poise and twirling. There are two titles, junior and senior high. It’s a sought-after title.”

Next will be a round of junior high competition, followed by a round of senior high competition and intermission.

After intermission, the top five scorers compete in a second round to determine placement.



Competition

What: 44th annual Cambria County Majorette Contest.

When: 4 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Windber Area High School, 2301 Graham Ave.

Cost: $5 at the door.

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