Rangerettes Drill TeamInterested in joining the Lamar Rangerettes as a team member? Download 2019-2020 Team Application here!What is a Rangerette?A Rangerette shall be loyal, have high morals and standards, set good examples in and out of school, and develop self-discipline and confidence. Being a member of this team is an honor. Hard work and discipline are major components of the program. A Rangerette’s commitment is to both academics and the Rangerette organization.
- To develop and perfect dance skills as they relate to standard TEA requirements
- To develop character, scholarship, and responsibility
- To develop and promote school spirit
- To promote leadership, sportsmanship, self-confidence, dedication, and self-discipline
- To promote dance as a fine art
- To develop poise, charm, and grace in team members
- To create and maintain positive working relationships
- To learn the value of hard work and perseverance
Being a Rangerette is a yearlong commitment. The fall semester is consistent of primarily of performances at football games, pep rallies, and/or special school-wide events. The Spring Semester consists of performances at competitions and the annual spring show. Competition locations and dates vary from each year. Rangerettes devote their time to morning and afternoon practices in order to prepare for a variety of performances. Rangerettes understand responsibilities required to prepare a routine to be performance ready. Rangerettes also understand the importance of team unity and make time to participate in team social events as well as community service opportunities.
Accolades for the Rangerettes and Officers
The Rangerettes are traditionally the highest scoring team in the district.
The Rangerettes Officers are the highest scoring officer line in the district.
The Rangerettes have been hip hop and jazz champions for numerous years in a row.
Other Awards: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Technique, Outstanding Showmanship, Outstanding Presentation, Judges Award for Officer Novelty, Judges Award for Team Hip Hop, Staff Award for Discipline, Staff Award for Spirit, and last but not least, Staff Award for Attitude.
What are the Rangerettes responsibilities?
To know all choreography, and be able to execute all choreography.
Arrive at practice and events on time and be ready to work and focus
What are the costs?
For Rangerettes, both JV and Varsity it is approximately $900 out of pocket, plus fundraising is $350-400 per semester.
What are Lamar Alumni Rangerettes saying?:
"I saw how much fun the girls had just hanging out with each other and they looked like one big family. . . now that I’m a Rangerette I love it and have so much fun doing it. Another reason why I wanted to try out was to stay in shape. Rangerettes makes me feel good about myself and the person I’ve become."
"I wanted to do something fun and exciting my high school years. It feels like a home outside of home.""I just love dancing, and to take just a dance class would not be enough. I learned so much more in Rangerettes than I could ever do in a class."Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Lamar Rangerettes!
Emily Sage Jones
2017- 2018 MA HISD Dance Results
1st Runner Up Duet Neveah Lozoya & Hanna Boucher
1st Runner Up Large Ensemble 17-18 “Elite Ensemble”
4th Runner Up Junior Solo Lauren Holcombe
1st Runner Up Junior Solo Mikala Coley
3rd Runner Up 15-16 Solo Hanna Boucher
4th Runner Up 17-18 Solo Alissa Levine
Officer Super Sweepstakes
Team Super Sweepstakes High Point Jazz, Hip Hop
2017-2018 Champion Tour and Events State Classic
2nd Runner Up Large Ensemble
Officers Judges Award
Best In Class- Hip Hop Officers Champion
1st Runner Up- Officer Jazz
1st Runner Up- Officer Lyrical
Lamar Rangerettes Team- Judges Award
Team Hip Hop- 1st Runner Up
Team Jazz- 1st Runner Up
Team Pom- 1st Runner Up
Team Military- Champion
Grand Champion Team Division 1
Top Scoring Officer Line (Champion Cup)
Top Scoring Teams (Champion Cup)
Grand Champion Officer Line Overall
Runner Up Grand Champion Team- Division 1
2017-2018 Danceline USA National Championship
1st Place Team Hip Hop Champion
1st Place Officer Hip Hop Champion
2nd Place Team Military
Mikala Coley Solo Finalist
Lauren Holcombe Solo Finalist
Platinum Sweepstakes 95 Avg- Team
Both the Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams were awarded the Team Super Sweepstakes scoring 90 points or higher on all three of their team routines, including Varsity Pom, Varsity Prop, Varsity Jazz, JV Jazz, JV Hip Hop and JV Pom. JV jazz, pom, and hip hop all received the choreography and technique award, with jazz receiving the High Point award. Varsity pom, prop and jazz also received the choreography and technique award, receiving the High Point award on all three routines, and Best in Class for their division. The Varsity team finished in 3rd place overall for the entire contest and district.
Additionally, the Varsity officer line was awarded the officer super sweepstakes, also scoring 90 points or higher on all three routines: novelty, hip hop, and lyrical. The final overall scores placed the officers as 1st place winners for the entire district. Congratulations officers: Colonel, Rathanart Somphreuk; Lt. Colonel, Peggy Polydoros; Lieutenant, Maya Wilson; Sergeant, Kyra Collins, and Sergeant, Hanna Boucher. A huge congratulations also goes to Alissa Levine, Hanna Boucher, Peggy Polydoros, and Rathanart Somphreuk for becoming solo finalist. Alissa Levine received 3rd Runner up, Hanna Boucher received 2nd Runner up and Peggy Polydoros received 1st Runner up for the 15-16 age division and Rathanart Somphreuk received 4th runner for the 17-18 age division. Maya Wilson and Peggy Polydoros stomped the competition by taking home 1st place in the duet 15-16 age division. Lastly, the Elite Ensemble took home 2nd Runner up on their hip hop routine and 1st place winner on their lyrical routine. This was a tough competition and the girls finished strong! The team is directed by Tara Williams. Congratulations on a job well done!
The Varsity team scored 90 points or higher on all three team dances, jazz, pom, and contemporary.
The Varsity team was awarded the Team Super Sweepstakes scoring 90 points or higher on all three routines, Team Jazz, Team Contemporary, and Team Pom.