ABOUT CSM BATON

The CSM baton organization was founded in 1970 by Paul Edward Tulga.  He was not only a band director, but also an extremely talented drum major! Paul created the private school band and baton program to bring music and baton twirling to our students, thus uniting the Catholic Schools as one large organization. Your current director of twirling activities, DeAnn Parrett- Stangeland, signed up for the program at the age of 7 and could not get enough of the sport.  DeAnn first twirled for the Royal Blue Regiment at Oakmont High School. Later in her twirling career, she competed with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps Twirl Team from 1997 to 1998. Through commitment, time, and dedication, she grew the baton program. Today we have one of the largest twirling parade corps in the United States, and we are very proud of our CSM twirlers!

Twirlers at participating schools throughout the greater Sacramento area have the opportunity to perform at spirit rallis, variety shows, stage shows, festivals and local parades.  After two years of experience with CSM, students are invited to represent the Catholic Schools at Disneyland! 

Our twirling program encourages self-confidence, teamwork, coordination and new friendships!  All levels are welcome.

DeAnn Stangeland

DeAnn Stangeland

DIRECTOR/INSTRUCTOR

DeAnn is a former National Champion and United States Team Member who competed in the 1998 World Championships in Lyon France.  She has an extensive background in twirling and has been the Twirling Director for the Catholic Schools for many years.

Danielle Muller

Danielle Muller

INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Danielle Muller began twirling with the Catholic Schools in the second grade and continued throughout high school and college.  She is a former Feature Twirler for CSUS and directs the Jr. high and high school twirling teams.

Corey Kinyon-Cruz

Corey Kinyon-Cruz

INSTRUCTOR

Corey is a former National Strut Champion and 3-time world baton twirling participant! She has been instructing color guard and teaching baton for several years. Corey coaches many twirlers and teams at the competitive level and holds a bachelor’s degree in dance.

Casey Irving

Casey Irving

INSTRUCTOR

Casey is not only a former Catholic School Majorette but a former USTA Grand National 3 baton champion!  She specializes in two and three batons at a time and was the 1996-1997 Feature Twirler for CSUS.