“I chose the trombone because the trombone players in the marching band always got to be up front with the majorettes (because of the slides) and I loved that.” – Quincy Jones.
I’ve always wanted to make a feature documentary film called “Girls in the Band” about majorettes in bands across America. I was once a parade-o-holic, with particular interest in baton twirling. The synchronicity of marching and gesturing grabbed my eye and held it. I’ll probably never make the film, but here are a few classic American twirlerettes.
Watch a real march here.