At the recent Winter Guard International World Championships, I had the distinct honor and privilege of judging the World Finals in the caption, General Effect.  It was a very special experience because I was a BATON TWIRLER in a filled arena that totally fell in love with our sport watching the performance of Aimachi from Japan.  Here is a highlight capturing the essence of that experience and the impact baton twirling made in the world of winter guard, our artistic “cousin”……….. You’re going to recognize a few faces!


Dale White

Dale White

His pageantry career began as a baton twirler under the tutelage of Fred Miller, director of the famed Miller’s Blackhawks. Mr. White won numerous State and National championships as a competitive baton twirler. His teaching career in the sport of baton twirling has spanned some 30 years, producing a multitude of National and World champions. In addition, his membership with the United States Twirling Association, as well as the World Baton Twirling Federation, has taken him to some 15 countries instructing and judging. Currently, he serves as USA Judges Rep for the World Baton Twirling Federation and is contributing to the development of the new judging system. As an adjudicator, Dale is currently on the roster of Winter Guard International as well as the Ohio Music Educators Association. His focused area of adjudication is General Effect, Color Guard, and Visual captions where he has over 20 years of experience. In the 2009 season of WGI, he served as Chief Judge Administrator. In addition, Mr. White mentors young judges.

2 thoughts on “Aimachi

  • May 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    What a beautiful job!! Love seeing Baton Twirling in this winter guard show! I need to make sure to buy tickets for WGI Nationals in 2013. Thanks for sharing, I am loving the new educational department with USTA


  • August 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm


    The dates for WGI are April 11-13th 2013 and tickets go on Sale in the VIP section on August 21st! Hope to see you there!


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