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Song Team

The Mater Dei Song Program is a nationally ranked award winning sport that merges the athleticism of cheerleading with the art of dance. The Song Team competes competitively at both regional and national levels while also supporting our school athletic and performing arts departments. The Song Team performs during both football and basketball seasons and also performs at pep rallies and various events throughout the year. This award winning team is composed of scholar athletes and dedicated dancers who strive to represent MD in a positive and spirited manner. The MD Song Team is comprised of both Varsity and JV Teams whose friendships and dedication to their art of dance makes for an invaluable and special experience at the award winning Mater Dei High School.

 

Many members of the MDHS Song Team have gone on to university dance and song programs at USC, Cal Berkley, SDSU, UA and many others. These talented dancers have also held staff positions with USA, NDA and UDA and US spirit leaders as well as high school coaching positions. The alumni song leaders have also gone on to choreograph music videos and university dance programs, and have returned to MDHS to coach and choreograph our award winning team. The MDHS song leaders are actively involved in many school activities. More than 50% of the song team are involved in ASB with many holding officer positions. Several of our talented team members also sing in the award winning MD choir, traveling to Europe and singing at the Vatican. The song leaders are involved in Campus Ministry (attending retreats) and many on campus clubs and organizations while maintaining academic excellence.

The Songleaders have carried on a long tradition of outstanding performances at the competitive level. The team has won numerous national titles, regional, and state championships. As a reward for the team's hard work, each member of the varsity team earns a varsity letter given to them at the Pep Squad Banquet at the end of the year. 

The Song Team's talented coaching staff is led by head coach/advisor, Aubrey Price. Coach Price can be reached at aprice@materdei.org

Try Outs

Are you feeling spirited and want to be part of an amazing song team?

The MD Song Team is a nationally ranked competitive Pom and Jazz team that cheers and performs at football games, pep rallies and various school events in addition to competing in regional and national competitions. We are looking for talented, spirited and dedicated individuals who excel in jazz, dance and ballet.

Performances

The Songleaders cheer and perform at numerous events throughout the year such as football and basketball games, school rallies, and special events on campus.

Competitions

In addition to games and special events, the Songleaders compete at the regional, state, and national level. The Songleaders compete in Pom Dance, Jazz, and Team Performance, which consists of hip-hop, jazz, pom, and kick. All Songleaders must be well versed in all four styles of dance.  The Varsity team holds the national USA championship title in small advance Pom.

Travel

The Songleaders travel throughout the year to various events such as songleading camp, dance conventions, CIF and state championships for football and basketball, spirit championships and competitions. 

Fees

The cost of all goods used such as uniforms, costumes, practice clothes, poms, etc. are payable by each team member. Travel costs including Orlando, and camps/conventions are additional. Payment plans are available.

Fundraisers

The Pep Squad hosts many fundraisers including the Father Daughter Dance and Jr. Pep Squad Clinics held in the summer, fall (football) and spring (basketball) to help raise money for competitions and other miscellaneous costs.

Schedule

MDHS Song Team is a yearlong program. The team will train an average of three times per week and required to maintain technique classes at their individual studio, as well. They are required to perform at BB games, Football games and Pep Rallies. They will attend a summer camp and clinics and attend approximately 8 competitions. The Song Team is also involved in many school activities such as Christmas at the Corner and Special Games receiving service hours.

Song Activities

The MD Song program is full of spirit and fun and filled with a harmonious group of song leaders and parents. 

Welcome new member party parents/ song leaders * Welcome dance/ dinner/ sleepover * Christmas at the Corner * Christmas party * Year End Pep Squad Banquet * Year End Song Party * Team Dinners and Tailgating

Philanthropy

  • Special Games
  • Camp Recreation
  • Orangewood Children's Home
  • Magical Builders/Magical Monarchs

 

Parent Information and Involvement

Get connected with our special and wonderful Song parents! Get involved and join in on the fun!

  • Tail gating
  • Competitions
  • Snack for our kids
  • Carpooling