Organized 1947  -  Celebrating 71 Years of Baton Twirling

Official Website of Drum Majorettes of America
Drum Majorettes of America
P.O. Box 19028
Charlotte, North Carolina 28219

-For more information, contact:-

Diane Sorvillo
2195 W. Tall Oaks Drive
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
Telephone:  352-527-6540
Bonnie Kupp
223 Juniper Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Telephone:  717-272-8490
Drum Majorettes of America is an organization that promotes the sport of baton twirling for
individuals and uniformed groups.  The organization sanctions baton contests, clinics,
workshops, and related activities produced under its rules.

D.M.A. is one of the largest and most active baton twirling organizations in existence.  It
was founded in 1947 by Victor Faber, who acted as Director through 1960.  In 1960, David
R. Faber was named the National Executive Director and acted in that capacity until his
retirement in 1998.  Doris Faber served as National Executive Director till her passing in

Originally named "Drum Majors and Majorettes of America," D.M.A. has always led the way
in designing contest events.  When D.M.A. was established, there were more boys than
girls participating in baton twirling.  D.M.A. was the first twirling organization to separate
categories into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced, later adding Special Beginner,
Newcomer, and Elite levels.  D.M.A. Initiated the Best Appearing Event to help improve the
overall appearance of the contestants.  D.M.A. was the first to have a National Contest
where contestants traveled to one location and competed in person.   The selection of
"Majorette Queen of America" occurs each summer during D.M.A.'s National Competition.  
The selection of "America's Most Beautiful Majorette" occurs each winter during D.M.A's
Mini-National Competition.

D.M.A. also has one of the largest team competitions including twirling, dance twirl, strut,
novelty, dance lines, and pom lines.

D.M.A. leads the way in providing scholarship opportunities to competitors to assist in
furthering their education.  In addition to scholarship awards, D.M.A. also assists in
placing twirlers in colleges and universities who offer financial assistance.