All-State Drill Team Auditions

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Story and photo by Molly Brenchley.
Haylie Nelson, Brandi Gessel, Jourdyn Reid auditioned for the all-state drill team.

Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were nominated to compete for the 4A All-State Drill Team. Brandi Gessel, daughter of Shannon and Greg Gessel, Haylie Nelson, daughter of Tara and Bob Nelson, and Jourdyn Reid, daughter of Kristina and Dallas Reid were chosen to represent Maple Mountain at the 4A All-State Drill Team Auditions. There were over 60 girls who auditioned for 20 spots on the all-state team. Brandi and Jourdyn were selected to the team.

Brandi is a senior and a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She was an Assistant Drill Mistress her junior year and is the President of the team this year. Brandi was a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer. Jourdyn is a senior and a three-year member of the Ellevés Drill Team. She is an Assistant Drill Mistress this year for the team. Jourdyn was also a “Top Corp” finalist at Basic Dance Training Camp this past summer.

The All-State auditions were held on Wednesday, November 5 at Taylorsville High School. Each 4A school sent three girls to represent their school at the auditions. The girls were taught a short dance routine and then auditioned it in front of a panel of three judges who decided which girls made the team.

The 4A All-State Team will be recognized and perform at the State Drill Team Competition that will be held at UVU in February. Congratulations to these girls for their accomplishments!