Brittany & Victoria Maiden
Brittany and Victoria Maiden are proud to be entering their fourth year with the Cavalier Marching Band as the University of Virginia Sabre Twins. The girls graduated from Lee-Davis High School and have been twirling with The Royalettes Baton Corps of Richmond, Virginia since the age of five. Through this organization, they have displayed leadership skills, performance techniques and continuous dedication. They have traveled throughout the country to perform and compete individually, as a duet, and as team members. Competing in the National Baton Twirling Championships competition each year on the campus of Notre Dame, they have consistently placed "top three" in the duet division. They have captured the title as the USA Grand National Champions and have won the Mid-Atlantic and State Duet Championship title for the past six years. In 2007, they were selected as United Sates ambassadors to Peru where they enjoyed twirling and teaching the sport of baton twirling to underprivileged children.
Brittany is currently a History major and additionally enjoys working with children and volunteering annually in Relay For Life. Her interest lies in education and she plans to become a 5th grade teacher.
Victoria is studying English with a minor in Media Studies. She donates a lot of her time volunteering with Children's Miracle Network and The March of Dimes Organization. She aspires to become a television news anchor.
Proud to represent the Cavalier Marching Band, they are very excited and thrilled to share their love of baton twirling with thousands of Wahoo football fans!
Amy West, current first year at the
University and Cavalier Marching Band Feature Twirler, has been twirling with
the Poquoson Islanderettes of her hometown since she was three years old. She
began competing at the age of five and has won many state and national titles,
also representing twirling through the AAU Junior Olympics and Disney’s Twirl
Mania Gold. Amy graduated from Poquoson High School, where she was feature
twirler all four years. Today she helps coach young twirlers with the
Islanderettes, as well as the Richmond Royalettes with Jacob and the Sabre
Although only a first year, Amy
plans to major in Psychology and to pursue a Masters at the Curry School in
Elementary Education. Since she was very young, Amy has known she wanted to
teach kindergarten, as well as coach baton twirling. Along with twirling for
the CMB, Amy keeps busy by playing on the UVA Women’s Ultimate Team, Hydra.
“I look forward to five great years
of twirling with the Cavalier Marching Band. It is an honor to represent the
University and stand as a role model for all hard-working, intelligent
twirlers. I have never experienced anything like seeing myself on Hoovision, or
running out to the Cavalier Fanfare for thousands of my fellow Wahoos.
Jacob Griffith, a current first year at Piedmont Virginia Community College, is looking forward to the upcoming years with the Cavalier Marching Band. Graduating from Manchester High School in Richmond Virginia and also coming from the Royalettes Baton Corps of Richmond, he is planning on stunning the crowd. He started twirling in 9th grade of high school and hasn't stopped since, but has won the title of 2010 Junior Men's National Champion, 2010 Junior Men's State Champion, 2011 and 2012 Senior Men's State Champion, and has taught clinics at Congressional Cup competition in Maryland. Jacob has done many volunteer performances across his county by going to elementary schools and teaching about healthy lifestyles and goal setting. Planning to transfer to the University of Virginia, Jacob wants to major in biology and eventually take that into a more specific field of careers ranging from Veterinary Science to Physician Assistant or Family Psychology. Jacob is so excited to perform in front of all the Wahoos at Scott Stadium with the CMB and is expecting to love every moment of it.