Profile: The Temple Owlettes

Talented, motivated, and diverse are just a few words to describe the Temple Owlettes. The newest majorette dance team on campus officially became on organization on February 13, 2018 and they have been on fire ever since.

While the concept of bringing a majorette dance team had been in discussion for a while amongst some of the members of the current e-board, Temple Owlette member Amber Lewis decided to step up to the plate and get the girls together.

After getting members assigned to the e-board, creating a constitution for the team, attending workshops, and following through with the rest of the steps that it takes to make an organization official, the Temple Owlettes were finally established.

Tryouts for the team were held on February 17th 2018 and quickly after they were chartered. Currently, the team consists of 22 members, all of whom maintain various levels of experience and different related backgrounds, like cheer and gymnastics.

 However, the Temple Owlettes are not just any ordinary dance team. They are a majorette dance team, which is what makes them so special.

Alyssa Chambers, the social media, marketing and communications chair of the Owlettes e-board, describes majorette dancing as a culmination of many dance styles.

“It is a classy form of jazz and hip-hop. It really brings every form of dance together and is mainly popular in Southern states,” Chambers said.

Chambers believes that because majorette dance teams aren’t as common up north as they are in the south, this, combined with the drive of team, is what is going to push them forward.

The Temple Owlettes just had their first performance on Friday, March 23, at B-side complex, a venue in Philadelphia. The performance was a large success, and they were showered with support by everyone who was in attendance.

With just a few more weeks left of the semester, the Owlettes are not finished yet. At the Bell Tower on Monday, April 16, they will be having another performance; members of the school community will be able to meet and hang out with them.

Later on in the semester, they will be performing with another dance organization on campus called By Any Means Necessary (BAMN).

Considering that the Temple Owlettes team is still very new, they will also be focusing much of their efforts on hosting parties and fundraisers to help raise money for uniforms for members this semester.

There is no denying that the motivation within this organization is astonishing.

In only two months, the Temple Owlettes have accomplished all of the above, and this is only the beginning! Are you ready to show your support?

“I’d tell everyone to just donate to our GoFundMe, follow our social media, and support our events in order to help us out,” Chambers said.

If you would like to make a donation on their GoFundme page, click here. Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram and Twitter!