Monday, September 27, 2021

Friday Night Lights Feature - New Braunfels High School

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

Another great weekend of twirling all over Texas, and we could not love it more! That also means it is time for another Friday Night Lights Feature Interview with one of our fabulous Texas High School twirlers. 

This Weekend’s FNL Feature is the New Braunfels High School Feature Twirler!

New Braunfels High School, located in New Braunfels, Texas, is the home of the Unicorns. Yes, we said Unicorns! How fun is that for a mascot? Another fun thing about NBHS is their Feature Twirler, Katy McLain! Katy loves being a part of the Unicorn marching band and the NBHS Community. 

We asked her what her favorite part about marching season, and she said of course it was performing on the field, and when the season is over, the part she will miss the most is performing for the crowds. 

Despite the not so normal year she had last year due to COVID, Katy is really looking forward to I am looking forward to “going to fair day and marching in the parade.” We also asked what she did to stay focused throughout the challenges, and she told us, “I practiced in the house and worked on my muscle memory.” 

Now that we have learned about the school with the coolest mascot ever, let’s learn more about Katy!

Katy McLain,

Competition Level: Intermediate
Katy has been twirling for 7 years and works with coaches Tori Mays and Catherine Watters. The competition title she is the proudest of was when she won her Show Twirl at AYOP. Her favorite field trick is a high toss ground roll. In baton twirling she has been most inspired by Savannah Miller. After High School she hopes to go to college and twirl, and then she wants to train to become a pilot. 

Fun Facts!
Favorite Color – Any Blue
Favorite Movie – “Grown Ups”
Favorite Music – R&B
Favorite Book – The Chicken Soup for the Soul books

Favorite Quote…
"Forget the risk and take the fall. If it is what you want, then it is worth it all!"

When she is not twirling, she loves to…
 “Hang out with my friends, dance and be with my animals.”

Something most people might not know about her... 
“I was born in Russia.”

The #1 non-twirling life skill she has learned from baton twirling is…
“If you want it you have to work for it, because nothing is given or handed to you.”

Most Memorable Advice from your Coach… 

"Don’t be stupid."

Advice to Future Twirlers…
“Practice, smile, showmanship, and just have fun!”

Favorite thing to do as a Baton Twirler…
“I love meeting new people in competitions and also meeting new twirlers from different schools.”

Funniest moment as a Baton Twirler…

 “Last year the other twirler and I did this thing with the band where we run on the field and then pose, but one time when we posed, she slipped on the turf and fell on her face. When she got up, we were both dying laughing.”

Best School Tradition…

“Wurst Bowl.”

Best Band Tradition or Inside Joke…

“Hey band!”

We want to give a big thank you to Katy for doing our Instastory Takeover and showing us a little about her Game Day. We wish Katy the best of luck the rest of this season, and GO UNICORNS!

Each season this blog likes to get to know many of our awesome Texas twirlers a little better by learning about their experiences. We will be meeting many HS twirlers on Fridays throughout the season with the Friday Night Lights Features and discovering more about our Texas Collegians with the Collegiate Twirler Spotlights during the week. We will also be having many of our High School and Collegiate twirlers take over our Social Media Story for their Game Days, and we may even have some special Live moments! Make sure to follow us on Instagram @twirlingiscatchingtx or at so you don't miss a thing!

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