Today we have some super fun news to announce. The University of Texas will be holding it's very first Twirler Day and Twirl Clinic, and the best part is that both are FREE! This will be a fantastic experience for twirlers and we are so excited to see this event happening.
The event comes in two parts: (1) The Saturday Twirler Day and (2) The Sunday Twirler Clinic
University of Texas Twirler Day - Saturday, November 3rd
For the Saturday, November 3rd Football Game against West Virginia, a PRE-SELECTED group of high school twirlers will shadow the Showband of the Southwest and experience a day in the life of the UT Feature Twirler. This select group will spend the entire game day with Longhorn Band—attending morning rehearsal, eating the pregame meal, marching to the stadium in front of Big Bertha, cheering the Longhorns to victory, and then marching back to the band hall after the game. On top of attending LHB Gameday activities, this group of twirlers will also have a Q&A with UT Feature Twirler Erica Kuntz on what it’s like to be a college twirler.
***Please note due to the limited nature of this activity, only 15 twirlers will be able to participate. Preference will be given to high school juniors and seniors.***
If you would like to be considered to be one of the 15 select twirlers to participate in the Twirler Day, please fill out the UT Twirler Day Interest Form. If you are one of the 15 selected, you will be contacted by the organizers with information on the game day schedule.
University of Texas Twirler Clinic - Sunday, November 4th
On Sunday, November 4th, twirlers in 6th grade or older are invited to join the clinic in the ‘Bubble’, our indoor practice facility, from 9:00 am to Noon for our FREE Twirler Day Clinic. Taught by current and former University of Texas Feature Twirlers, classes will focus on skills like field tricks, multiple baton, performance and showmanship - all the tools you need to succeed as a school twirler at any level. The clinic will conclude with a showcase of the skills you’ve learned and a photo & autograph session with UT Feature Twirler, Erica Kuntz! Parents, coaches, and twirlers are invited to stay after the clinic for a 20 minute info session on the Texas Feature Twirler audition process.
***We are proud to offer UT Twirler Clinic at no cost to all participants!!! All attendees will received a UT Twirler Day T-shirt.***
If you would like your twirler to attend the FREE clinic, please fill out the UT Twirler Clinic Interest Form to ensure they have enough t-shirts for all attendees.
Also, the instruction at this event will be stellar! On top of being able to work directly with current UT Twirler, Erica Kuntz, the list of former UT Twirlers that will be teaching is fantastic! Pictured left to right are all the amazing twirlers that will be coaching at this event: Alexa Bourdage, Ashley Dolan, Paige Patillo-Brown, Erica Kuntz, LynnDell Harrell, Whitney King Coons, and Dr. Coral Noonan-Terry
If you have any questions about this event, we recommend you visit the Facebook Event Page and message the organizers for the quickest response. If you do not have Facebook, you can email Alexa at email@example.com or Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hook em Horns!
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