Baton and drum corps recruiting new members

SYCAMORE – The Marlyn Majorettes and Majors Color Guard and Drum Corps will open the 2014 season with its first rehearsal from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Sycamore Middle School gym.

This championship not-for-profit youth group is recruiting new members for the baton twirling unit, color guard flag section and the percussion line. Twirlers will learn advanced aerials, finger twirls, full hand spins, exchanges and many more movements. Color guard members will learn flutters, back scratches, and underhand-toss flag movements. Boys and girls 5 and older can play snare, quads, bass, cymbals and bells in the percussion line.

Membership for the year is $125, with three introductory sessions to meet the members and staff and to learn skills in the unit of the child’s choice. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Equipment and uniforms are furnished free.

Girls in grades 1-4 are invited to attend a baton twirling class from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays.

The corps regularly performs in festivals, shows and parades such as the Geneva Swedish Days Parade, area Fourth of July Celebrations and the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Parade.

For registration or more information, call 815-895-4166.

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