Majestics’ oversea spring break


Ray Cooper

The Majestics pose together in shirts advertising their upcoming trip to Ireland during spring break.

Jordan Toomey, Lead Reporter

The home of St. Patrick and the myth of leprechauns will be the spring break destination for the Majestics as they leave for Ireland on March 11 for a trip that will include both performances and tourist destinations.

“In the fall of 2013, I was invited to join a site based committee to travel to Ireland with a consortium of other dance team and collegiate dance directors to review Ireland as a possible tour for the spring of 2015,” Majestics Dance Team Coordinator Fela Lowrance said. “In order to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of drill team with the Kilgore College Rangerettes, at the Lord Mayor’s Reception with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, The Lovejoy Majestics were extended an invitation to perform in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The trip to Ireland will not be just fun, as the Majestics will be there to perform.

“I anticipate receiving a video any day to learn the material or instructions on rehearsals that will occur while in Ireland to learn the material,” Lowrance said. “In the mean time, we will continue to work on dance technique to be prepared for whatever type of choreography the girls must learn.”

For some of the girls, the trip will be a chance to explore the family tree.

“I’m very excited because I have relatives where we’re going,” junior Jenny Kaya said. “And I’ve always wanted to go there, that’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so I’m stoked for that.”

The Majestics going on the trip are very excited to experience the sights Ireland has to offer.

“A lot of my family lives in Ireland, and some of them are gonna like come and say hi while we’re there and it’s just really cool,” junior Shannon Ferguson said. “I love Europe, I [went to Ireland] when I was really little. I think we’re eating dinner in a castle, and we’re touring a whole bunch of place.”

Lowrance thinks that Ireland will be a fun, enriching experience for the girls.

“I know it will be very special to represent Lovejoy High School in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and at any other designated performances,” Lowrance said. “I love that we will have another opportunity to showcase our talented Majestics  abroad while representing our school.  I think travel provides such an enriching life learning experience for the girls.  And, in 20 years, the girls may not remember every Friday night football performance, but they will remember dancing and traveling with their best girlfriends in Ireland!”