Springville High School has a remarkable drill team, the D’Velles. The Red Devil D’Velles is full of talented girls. This is definitely a team you want to be a part of if you love performing in front of big crowds.
To be a part of drill, one must try out. Girls trying out learn routines and then are placed into groups for performance. Performing can be hard unless you don’t let your nerves get to you. Some of these girls have been dancing for years; confidence is key.
The team practices every day, A-day in the morning, B-day after school. Sometimes they will have someone come in and teach them a dance. Their coach teaches them most routines. As a team, they attended BDT (Basic Dance Training), in which dances were taught to them. They perform at football games, basketball games, and competitions.
Before each performance the girls practice, practice, and practice some more; and, right before they perform, they cheer and pray. Everyone gets nervous; it just depends on the performance. After the performance, they feel good, and they want to do it again. They absolutely don’t have solo performances; they always perform as a team.
The best part of being a Red Devil D’Velle is getting to know the other girls on the team and performing. The hardest part is running. They run a lot. The team gets along really well, they are all friends.
The most unusual move that they are learning now is a throwback. It’s a very awkward move, but once you catch on, it’s not. The most challenging part is for the whole dance to come together and be all together. Brienna Bernardi likes performing. Their biggest accomplishment is getting down a move they have been working on for a while. Springville High’s Drill team has two captains Kailee Gilson and Brooke Gillies.
“You can only see as far as your dreams,” said Brienna Bernardi.