June 20th, 2015 12:14 pm

First Posted: 4/4/2012

Thirty two members of the Double "R" Twirlettes recently performed in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Twirlettes marched more than 40 blocks up 5th Avenue and twirled for approximately 2 million spectators who lined the parade route. The girls performed in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many other NYC landmarks. This was the fourth consecutive year the Twirlettes were invited to perform in the parade. They were the only baton twirling group in the lineup that included bands and performance troops from across the United States and Europe, and as far away as Australia. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y. Mercatili.