Twirling her baton on the field behind Leonia High School. The field backed up to the street where my grandparents lived.
Nearly my whole family went to Leonia High School--my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins as well as my brother and I.
Leonia vs Englewood
This is the receipt from the National Uniform Company, 41 E. 28th St., NYC, for (1) Uniform jacket & skirt - Drum Majorette maroon velvet, silver silk shoulder knots, chevrons of maroon on grey. Cost: $25.00
Midgie was so tiny, I had to pin the uniform to the front of the dress form to take the photo.
I once wore it for Halloween:-)
The hat sans plume and the baton which is made of lucite (I think). I store all these things in an archival box along with other family heirlooms.
Prance, Little Lady
Strike up the band, here comes a cutie.
Baton in hand, ready for duty.
High-action knee - smile grimly set -
Who can it be but the Drum Majorette?
Twirling her stick like an airplane propeller -
Gee what a trick! What a treat for a feller!
Bobbing her head, her baton swinging high,
"Margie" co-ed, majorette, marches by.
Thump! Goes the drum; Oompah! The brasses.
Onward they come, the lads and their lasses.
All round the field - into the stand!
Strut, Little Lady! Strike up the Band!
Marjorie Hope Bower
Leonia High School
Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer