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|Eastside Precision Drill Team
|Eastside Precision Drill Team is an organization founded in March of 2007 for girls to learn and perform precision drill team. We are a
community drill team that brings together school-age girls from cities around the Eastside of Lake Washington. you don't have to live where we practice
in Redmond or attend a specific school to join our team. Our team is open to girls from anywhere in the greater "Eastside" area and beyond. We perform
in parades and competitions throughout the year and welcome new members at any time. We laugh, build friendships, and have a great time when we are
together at team events like swimming parties, camp outs, picnics with other teams, or movie nights. If you're looking for a more dance-style drill team
please give us some consideration as the basic principles of drill team still apply and we have a lot of fun.
|We practice on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
at Evergreen Middle School
(6900 208th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98053 )
Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes
Please call ahead and let us know you are attending a practice
as we occasionally have to move to another location due to school activities.
Many studies have shown that girls who are involved in sports and other
team activities have higher self-esteem, more self- confidence, and are
less likely to participate in risky behaviors (crime, drugs, etc). Our team
provides an activity that will build self-confidence and self-esteem. Our
team teaches teamwork, respect for others (adults and peers), along
with responsibility for our actions. We strive to appreciate each team
member for who they are and show them that they are valued as a team
member and as a person.
Our team offers an alternative payment structure for families by asking
parents and team members to participate in fundraising throughout the
year. In return team members are loaned a team uniform and most
activities are free to team members. Activities include, for example,
Eagles State competition weekend, sleepovers, picnics, BBQ, and end of
year awards (including team pictures). Our monthly fee is $20 and we
work to fundraise an addtional $240 per team member per year.
We considered our activity to be light athletics with most kids of all ages
being capable of performing our style of marching with little difficulty.
Kids will learn to march in rhythm with the team and coordinate their arms
with their feet while the team maneuvers into formations.
Parent participation is required on some level. You can lead a fundraiser,
help with organizing events, help drive kids to parades and events, or be
a member of the parents board. The biggest area of help is around
fundraisers that are adult oriented. In the past we have operated a
concession stand at Seahawks games and that requires adults. Like any
team activity, participation by the team members in practices and events
is key to building a team so at a minimum we ask for parents to make
attendance a priority.
|Join the Eastside Precision Drill Team
Join us now!!
Share the fun and bring a friend!
Jennifer, Kelle, and Heather
Heather and her staff lead the team with their endless passion for
precision drill team. While growing up Heather, Kelle, and Jennifer were
members of Seattle area teams and have never forgotten the lifelong
lessons that being part of a drill team taught them. Sportsmanship,
teamwork, responsibility, leadership, dedication, and community service top
the list of skills that help build the foundation of their characters. Beyond
the character building lessons, they will never forget the fun and
friendships they made along the way. They are all excited to share their
wonderful experiences with girls in their community and hope each member
will gain new friendships and life skills along the way. (See our Instructional
Staff page linked above).
Join us on Facebook.com Eastside Precision Drill Team
In April 2009 we marched in our first competition! The Seattle Drill Team
Association's All City competition was held on April 25th 2009. This was the
first marching event for many of our team members and the first
competition for all team members. When we look back at the video we can
giggle about how out of step we were but we also remember how proud we
were of all the hard work. Since then we have improved tremendously
placing as high as 4th out of 9 teams at Eagles State in 2011.
Please check out our performances over the years at the
Seattle Drill Team Association's All City Competition
and at the
Eagles State Youth Convention Competition
Check out our videos on You Tube
Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2012 All City Performance
Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2011 Eagles State Performance
Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team Eagles State Dance Performance
Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2010 All City Performance
|2011 Eagles State Dance Team
|Join us for parades this summer -