Merriott Majorettes are recruiting.
Juliet Mckelvey and Sarah Foley set up the troupe 21 years ago when Juliet’s daughters Samantha and Hannah showed an interest in wanting to be Majorettes.
With both girls continuing until they were of an age where they could no longer compete, and Samantha took on the role of training the Tiny Tots Section, while Sarah and Juliet continued to train the Junior and Senior Sections, training once a week in Crewkerne’s 1610 Sports Hall and The Tithe Barn in Merriott.
The troupe is made up of three sections.
Tot Section where the ages are from five until nine.
Junior Section Nine until thirteen
Senior Section aged Thirteen and above.
Merriott Majorettes are excited to inform you that an opportunity has arisen where the troupe are now looking to welcome new members, to join their very talented team of boys and girls.
The Majorettes are currently in their competing season, where they attend various competitions throughout the South West, together they have brought home a number of trophies this season, with competitions still to attend.
As well as the competitions the Majorettes spend time displaying at various fetes and events throughout the Summer months, then, of course, the Somerset Carnivals, with their final procession of the year leading Father Christmas to the Crewkerne Christmas Light Switch on.
Merriott Majorettes Train once a week, Friday nights.
The Tots Section train at Merriott Tithe Barn 6-7pm
The Junior Section train at Crewkerne 1610 Sports Hall 6-7pm
The Senior Section also train at the Sports Hall 7-8pm
Are You Looking for something FUN?
A chance to make some wonderful childhood memories.
To make new FRIENDS?
Like-minded people, from the youths themselves right through to the parents making life-long friendships.
Learn new and unique skills?
A way of learning an incredible skill of using a baton in a coordinated way, which can be mesmerizing to watch, particularly any aerial work they achieve.
The children get a huge sense of pride when they perfect such skills, to show them off to their family, their friends and of course anytime they compete and display.
Get regular exercise?
Both Baton and Pom Pom routines are a fantastic way for the children to keep fit, not only whilst having fun, but most importantly whilst wearing some fantastic costumes while on display.
Be part of a team?
I say team; it is more like family, working together, supporting one another, forming ideas for routines and our all-important fundraising events.
They’re currently not sponsored, so do their own fundraising for uniforms and equipment, with parents and troupe members support.
Aside from everything they do as a team, and supporting various events, they have also put together their own Charity events, their most recent in 2016 raising £1000 for two charities of their choice… Brain Tumour Research and Bristol Children’s hospital, following that success, they’re in the midst of organising another this coming August for St Margaret’s Hospice and Towards Tomorrow Together.
An exciting and fun way to be part of the community.
All of the Trainers and Committee Team are Regularly DBS (Disclosure Barring Service, Previously CRB) checked; also First Aid, Child Protection and Safe Guarding too.
The Majorettes are proudly part of South West Associated Majorettes – S.W.A.M, currently the only troupe in the local area who compete within this association.
It is a fantastic hobby, gives so much to the children, building confidence and social skills making way to adulthood.
Merriott Majorettes’ Open Evening
Friday 30th June 6-8pm
Crewkerne Sports Hall (1610, on Wadham School Site).
This will be a great opportunity to come and meet the trainers and their team in a relaxed way. It is a chance to ask questions, whilst your child can have a go at Marching, Pom Pom and Baton and of course see the Girls and Boys in action.
Any questions please find their Facebook Group and Event Information.
Or Contact Juliet Mckelvey on 07984063122 or Sarah Foley on 07867517199