Local team to compete in international championships

Keisha Jansen, the 2018 HHH drummies leader, who will lead the team to the international stage.

Western Province drummies champions for the last three years, Hottentots Holland High (HHH) School, ranked third for large drill and second for small drill in South Africa, have been selected to participate in the Majorette World Championships in September next year.

“Next year will mark the 41st year of drummies at HHH. It has literally taken that long to practice, perfect and develop our style and ethos to get to where we are today.

“We have long practices and need to raise lots of funds to travel to national competitions and get new flags and uniforms. Our girls come from troubled areas and financial support is a constant worry,” says Karin Verster, ex-teacher of HHH and volunteer head coach.

The international championship includes teams from 26 countries, and will be held for the first time in South Africa at the Grand- West Arena.

Five of the HHH drummies were also selected to march in team South Africa displays. They are Amy Malgas, Jaylene Roussouw, Ashlin Adams, Caithlyn Daniels and Tsion Petinger. They are already attending practice every weekend to perfect their baton, pompom, mace and dance skills.

HHH drummies will also
compete in the national championships in July next year in Oudtshoorn.

“We are always looking for ways to raise funds or do promotional marches and call on the community to get behind these young ladies as they try to uplift themselves and their communities,” says Ms Verster.

If you would like to help the HHH drummies, contact coach Karin on 0663001112 or coach Darryl on dspijkers@hhhschool.co.za