The Pride And Joy of Friendswood High School, the Wranglerettes are a precision drill team with a rich 45 year history and 20 National Titles. The Wranglerettes perform at varsity football half time, basketball games, competitions, and other activities throughout the year. The team is composed of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors selected for their dance ability, scholarship, citizenship, and dedication to the school. Our team consists of more than just dancers, they are scholars and community volunteers. A high percentage of the Wranglerettes are members of National Honor Society as well as participate in Girls State, PALS, Musical, Student Council, Shattered Dreams and have been selected as Safe School Ambassadors.
The Wranglerettes have been recognized as one of the top Drill Teams in Texas and are known for their tradition of excellence. Within the last 10 years, at least 18 families have come through the organization with multiple siblings and many former Wranglerettes have pursed dance as a profession outside of college. Every year, many Wranglerette Alumni return for our Annual Spring Show and are recognized during the Saturday Night Show.
Being a Wranglerette requires a lot of time and energy outside the normal school day. The team has an intense and time consuming rehearsal schedule. During the school year, the team practices every morning at 6:57 am for two hours, five days a week. In addition, afternoon and weekend rehearsals are called as required. During the summer, the Wranglerettes attend three or four camps in addition to two-a-days in August. Becoming a Wranglerette is a two step process: Members must first audition for the Wranglerette preparatory class, Drill Training. After completing a successful Drill training year, candidates may then audition for the Wranglerette Rookie Class. If all requirements and conditions are met, Rookies are installed as members of the Wranglerettes.
The Wranglerette Organization was founded in 1971 by FHS students Cindy Trammell, Sheree Senter, and Lynne Leverton and FHS Math teacher, Nancy Seamon, accepted the task of being the team's first director. In January of 1972, a club of interested students was formed to prepare for the team’s debut the following fall. That summer, Ms. Seaman took a group of girls to a drill team camp at the Shamrock-Hilton Hotel in Houston. The Friendswood girls were impressed and surprised by the other teams’ matching outfits, discipline and overall organization. In the following years, members researched any and everything to do with a Mustang to come up with the perfect name for their team. They finally settled on “Wranglerettes.”
Designs and swatches were presented and voted on to create the team’s “look.” They chose a white skirt with a blue long sleeve top with fringe with white gauntlets. They also selected the blue school uniform to wear on Fridays. By the end of the summer, they were ready to take on a busy year. After months of planning, preparing, and anticipation, the new school year finally began. And with it began a new tradition that would soon become the “Pride And Joy Of Friendswood High School.”
In 2013, the Wranglerettes participated in the St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk and raised nearly $14,000 and were recognized by St. Jude as the Top Fundraising Team in the US South Region.
Most of all our team members serve as community leaders and volunteer as Youth Group Leaders, Camp Counselors, with Special Olympics, Animal Shelters and many more.
The Wranglerettes have been invited to perform through out the United States:
•2009 USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
•2011 Disneyland in Anaheim, Califorina
•2013 Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida
•2014 TODAY Show (televised performance in Rockefeller Plaza)
•2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC (televised performance)
•2017 USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor