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The conversation has been leading up to everyone’s first performance of the year.  I hope you have received all your costumes, shoes, boots and hats.  Pull out the camp video for review, practice with the band and away we go!! 

Best of luck in your first performance.

Directors, don’t forget to submit your summer camp hours to your school district for professional development hours or comp in-service time.  If you need documentation, contact the company that provided your camp. 

This season we will be sending our contest schedules by E-mail.  If you would like to receive a copy of a specific contest schedule, please e-mail us within 2 weeks of the event so that we can send you an updated copy of the schedule.

Below is the ABC’s of Praise that was sent to me by one of our friends.  I know that it will give you a lift as it did for me. 

Beneath the ABC’s is my Top Ten Picks for companies that serve dance/drill teams (American Dance/Drill Team!).  We are proud to support these fine companies and recommend them to you for their services or products. 

Joyce E. Pennington
President, CEO
American Dance/Drill Team®


A lthough things are not perfect

B ecause of trial or pain

C ontinue in thanksgiving

D o not begin to blame

E ven when the times are hard

F ierce winds are bound to blow

G od is forever able

H old on to what you know

I magine life without His love

J oy would cease to be

K eep thanking Him for all the things

L ove imparts to thee

M ove out of “Camp Complaining”

N o weapon that is known

O n Earth can yield the power

P raise can do alone

Q uit looking at the future

R edeem the time at hand

S tart every day with worship

T o “thank” is a command

U ntil we see Him coming

V ictorious in the sky

W e’ll run the race with gratitude

eX alting God most high

Y es, there will be good times and yes some will be bad, but . . .

Z ion waits in glory . . . where none are ever sad!

Author Unknown

Joyce’s Top Ten Picks . . .

(in no particular order)

Curtain Call Costumes:   the best costumes, best prices, best delivery, best quality on the market.  

Doughmakers:   fundraising that makes cent$.  Let Bill and Francine assist your team in raising money for your trip or special event this 

ATS Tours and Travel:  the dance/drill team travel specialists.  Joan can create that special trip for your team that will delight your team and meet your budget.

Tote Unlimitednot only do they have the best quality tote bags and garment bags on the market but they now carry state of the art sound equipment designed for drill teams.  

DanceUSA.com:  the one stop dance/drill team source on the web.  They offer Easy Team Web sites for your team postings in addition to every source of service and product offered to drill teams today.  

All Tied Up:  the one source for hair accessories, angel pins and leadership skills.  Doreen is the guru of the drill team world!  

In Step Propsif there is a prop in this world, they make it and also supply the materials for you to make it yourself.  Ken and Susan DeVille have created a business that has it all.  

Dance Etc.:  this is the only catalog that has as many products that is known to drill team.  Cindy and Steve Clough have searched the country to locate charms, luggage tags, Christmas ornaments in addition to dancewear that is just for dance teams.  Visit their new online catalog.  

DrillTeamExchange.com: this site offers pen pals, play zone, dance clip art and dance resource.  Leslie has compiled a world of fun for every dancer through this great site.  

Biogime International...”Known the world over for simply beautiful skin.”  If you want makeup for your team that is affordable, high quality and it works, Biogime is by far the best!!  You can contact a Biogime representative at 800/338-8784, for information on Drill Team Face and Drill Team Smile!  

Have a great weekend!


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