Voices in my head…

One of my old favorites to dance to…

Drill Team - Cath
Freshman year.

I don’t mean to bore you. Really. I am merely writing all of this down to get it out of my brain. I could use some free space up there.

Below are a few of the songs I remember doing high school drill team (now called: dance team) routines to years ago. We performed at half-time during our football and basketball seasons.

At the end of my first year, I was named “Fantastic Freshman”. I also served as team Secretary in my junior year and Co-Captain in my senior year. Plus… I won the Sportsmanship award twice, and the Captain gave me an MVP award.

(Whoopdeedoo… I know, I know. 😛 )

We (family) moved after my freshman year, which meant that I missed team tryouts for my new school. That’s why you may notice (if you’re actually still reading this) that my sophomore year is missing. But I still have all three sets of pompoms (my favorite ones are sparkly) and both letter jackets.

The funniest part of all of this (to me) is that I have never been very interested in sports….

HIGH SCHOOL #1 (Freshman Year)

Cath, Drill Team Performance, February 1984
I’m the one on the end, looking at the camera. (February 1984)

Come on, Feel the Noise — Quiet Riot (I know I misspelled the title)
Eye of the Tiger — Survivor
Footloose — Kenny Loggins (yes, we did the move from the movie)
Flamethrower — J. Geils Band (we danced with light-up wands)
All Over the World — E.L.O.
On the Loose — SAGA (this was a tryout routine)
It’s Your Life — Loverboy

We also performed a Christmas routine at a pep rally. I think we danced to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. There is a picture of me in the yearbook dressed as an elf. Better that than a reindeer. I lucked out. 🙂

Drill Team, Freshman Year
Fall 1983

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HIGH SCHOOL #2 (Junior & Senior Years)

Drill Team Capt. Tryouts, 1986
I’m in the bright blue shirt and, for some reason, I was wearing my ballet shoes… with socks. (Fall 1986)

Boy in the Box — Corey Hart
People Are People — Depeche Mode
Don’t Go — Yaz
Baby, I’m a Star — Prince (I can’t find the video. Just watch “Purple Rain”.)
Jungle Love — Morris Day and the Time (can’t find this one either; same movie)
Start Me Up — Rolling Stones (we performed this with one of our rival HS dance teams at their Homecoming game)
Sidewalk Talk — Jellybean, with Madonna (camp routine)
What I Like About You — The Romantics
We Close Our Eyes — Go West
Jailhouse Rock — Elvis Presley
One — From “A Chorus Line”
Shout — Tears for Fears (this was a practice warm-up routine)

There are more where these came from.

Of course… I cannot remember what they are… and/or I have blocked them out.

By the way, can you tell from the song lists which high school was in the Midwest, and which one was on the East Coast?


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