Many of us have played a sport when we were young, with high school sports teams representing a great opportunity to develop social and physical skills that we can use in later life. And while you might not be aware of it, drill teams across the country play an important role in the after school sports activities at schools across the country.
As a matter of fact, drill teams, which perform dance and other routines, are a prominent part of many high school sports half time activities. And, along with high school bands, represent a seldom recognized area of extracurricular high school activity, which is why this particular drill team’s performance is so special.
The Soloist Sings a Poignant Song
This particular drill team routine at a high school basketball championship started out with a beautiful rendition of the song “Hallelujah” written by Leonard Cohen. The soloist is soon joined by the rest of the drill team as they dance around her. To the onlooker, the routine seems at first like any other performed at halftime at games across the country.
The Performance Really Takes Off
Soon though, it becomes evident that this is anything but an ordinary performance as the ladies unfurl their capes into beautiful gossamer wings. But it isn’t until the lights go out that the show really gets started. At first the crowd waits expectantly, not knowing what is going on. It is only when the music takes on a faster tempo that the show really begins.
Cue the Remix
As the remix of the classic “Hallelujah” kicks into overdrive, the costumes light up, furthering the surreal affect of the ongoing dance show. The lighted crowns and capes further transform the dance routine into an eclectic mix of skill, dance, and light, making the performance a once in a lifetime experience enjoyed by the many spectators at the actual game and online.
Reactions to the Stunning Display
Led by Coach Debbi Conrardy, the Dodge City High School Drill Team makes it its goal to entertain the crowd, while teaching the performers the importance of hard work and dedication to your craft. Reactions to the amazing display from people on Facebook had them proclaiming it was both beautiful and stunning.
More About the Dodge City High School Drill Team
Dodge City High School is located in the state of Kansas. The school focuses on academic success with a particularly strong focus on the character development of its student body. With 2,000 students, most of those minorities, the Dodge City High School Drill Team is just one example of the many excellent programs at the school.
And while drill teams across the country perform at schools and competitions each year, this particular performance stands out form your everyday normal dance routine. You can check out the stunning performance below.
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Wow, what a performance by the Dodge City High School Drill Team performing at halftime of the TOC Championship Game. Video: Sean Michael Boston
Posted by Sports in Kansas on Saturday, January 19, 2019