OSU Marching Band Adds Feature Twirler

April 22nd, 2008


Kailey just notified us that we mixed up her hometown with her high school. She is actually from Hesperia, CA and attends Sultana High School. Our apologies, Kailey! Thanks for reading!

A great story came across the wire this morning about The Oregon State University Marching Band’s new Feature Twirler, Kailey Taylor, from Hesperia, CA

From the Hesperia Star:

Her phenomenal baton twirling skills have won her school talent shows, put her atop regional and state baton competitions and provided an opportunity to travel outside the U.S. Next fall, Kailey Taylor’s ability to twirl as many as four batons at a time will help her get into the college of her choice, Oregon State University.

The school was so impressed with the Sultana High senior’s abilities that they gave her a scholarship and named her their feature twirler.

OSU Marching Band Feature Twirler, Kailey Taylor

Kailey is planning to study Industrial Engineering and will be joining OSU’s Air Force or Navy ROTC programs. Kailey is also looking forward to the change of scenery that OSU and Corvallis will provide.

She was also eager for the completely different landscape of Oregon.

“I think she was ready for a change,” her mother said.

Kailey is eager to soak up The Beaver State’s greenery.

“It is so beautiful up there.”

Dr. Brad Townsend has done a wonderful job as Director of the OSUMB which helps make Reser Stadium one of the most exciting game day atmospheres in the Pac-10. You can check out the OSUMB in action here.

Welcome to Beaver Nation, Kailey! GO BEAVS!


4 responses to “OSU Marching Band Adds Feature Twirler”

  1. Kailey Rae Taylor says:

    i am not from Sultana, Ca. I go to Sultana High School in Hesperia, Ca. lol. =D

  2. James Miller says:

    Thanks for letting us know, Kailey! See the correction above. I apologize for the error!!

  3. Karly says:


    We are excited to have you join the OSU community. Cannot wait to meet you next fall!


  4. I did get to see your show a few years back. Funny I stumbled upon you now. OSU has a great band program!

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