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Eagle Escort/Drill Team


Former & Current Directors:

  • Claudette Richardson 1966-1969
  • Glenna Scott 1969-1970
  • Judy Reid 1970-1971
  • Charlene Bushnell 1971-1973
  • Pat Wells 1973-1976
  • Linda Duke 1976-1982
  • Patricia Cherry 1982-2010
  • Jessica Noxon  2010-2012
  • Jessica Noxon & Victoria Armenta 2012-2017
  • Jessica Noxon & Lauren Chapman 2017- to present

Photo of the Drill Team

Jessica Noxon- Director

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”     – Judy Garland

Mrs. Noxon is from Huntsville, Texas where she was Colonel of her drill team at Huntsville High School. She went on to be a World famous Kilgore College Rangerette (2004-2006). As a Rangerette, she performed at the Dallas Cowboy Halftime Show, President George W. Bush’s 2005 Inaugural Parade, President Bush’s 2005 Inaugural Ball, 2005 Cotton Bowl Halftime Show, 2006 Cotton Bowl Halftime Show, the 2005 Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, and Carnival Cruise Lines. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Dance at Sam Houston State University. While at SHSU, she was a member of the Kista Tucker Modern Dance Company, in which she performed at several universities throughout the state of New York. She also studied dance and Laban movement analysis under Bill Evans.

She is currently a Forever member of the Rangerettes.  She continues to serve as an instructor for Danceline Productions, a summer dance & leadership camps (2004-present). She is thrilled to work with the incredible young women of PHS every day.

Lauren Chapman- Assistant Director

“Believe you can & you’re halfway there.” -T. Roosevelt  

Miss Chapman is from Victoria, Texas where she was Captain of the St. Joseph High School Starlighters Dance Team. She went on to be a World famous Kilgore College Rangerette (2010-2012) where she was a Swingster and served as Left Middle Lieutenant. As a Rangerette, she performed at the Dallas Cowboy Halftime Show, 2010 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 2011 Cotton Bowl Halftime Show, 2012 Cotton Bowl Halftime Show, 2012 Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, and the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. She then continued her education at Baylor University, where she danced as a Baylor Songleader (2013). She finished her education at University of Texas-Arlington, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education. Miss Chapman was a Texan Cheerleader from 2016-2018. As a Texans Cheerleader, she was honored to be chosen as a 2018 Pro Bowl Cheerleader. 

She continues to serve as an instructor for Showtime International dance camps and competitions. She is so very excited to work each day with the wonderful ladies of Pasadena HS. 

 Former Eagle Escort Directors Victoria Armenta, Jessica Noxon, Patricia Cherry, & Linda Duke

 Former Eagle Escort Directors
Victoria Armenta, Jessica Noxon, Patricia Cherry, & Linda Duke


Military Officers


 Social Officers



Eagle Escort Drill Team presents
EE O' Clock
The Eagle Escort will be presenting the annual Spring Show.  
Wednesday- Thursday, April 13th & 14th at 7:00 pm

Pasadena High School Auditorium

Tickets are $8 presale & $10 at the door
Children under 5 & PISD employees get in free

EE Presents Spring Show O'Clock April 13th & 14th 7PM



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Ages- Kindergarten to 9th grade
Saturday,September 29th       
9 am-12 pm Pasadena High Dance Room
* Show off @ 12 pm


Half Time Performance, Saturday 29th
7 pm Game: Dobie vs. Pasadena (Home)                                                               
Veterans Memorial Stadium at Burke Rd

COST $40.00 Pre-Registration (cash only)/$45.00 day of (this does not include shirt) - includes…

  • Clinic t-shirt
  • Light snack
  • A dance class in separate levels
  • Performance with Eagle Escort members
  • Sit with drill team 1st & 2nd quarter


  • For t-shirt ordering reasons, participants are asked to pre-register by Sept. 17th
  • Drop off your payment and form at the PHS front office to be placed in Mrs Noxon’s box.
  • Turn your payment and registration form in to any Eagle Escort member.
  • Eagle Escort Colonels Past & Present 

    56th Colonel Heaven Ibarra

    1966-67 Putman, Charlotte
    1967-68 Jones, Janice
    1968-69 Bennett, Donna
    1969-70 Porterfield, Kathy
    1970-71 Morris, Sandy
    1971-72 Herrera, Jeannette
    1972¬-73 Clark, Liz
    1973-74 Foster, Carol
    1974-75 Terrell, Gay
    1975-76Haden, Tammy
    1976-77 Hyman, Debbie
    1977-78 Blair, Barbie
    1978-79 Gongaware, Jennifer
    1979-80 Bickely, Sue & Ralls, Marsha
    1980-81 Hindle, Tina
    1981-82 West, Tammy
    1982-83 Hindle, Heather
    1983-84 Gillean, Stacy
    1984-85 Barker, Kelly
    1985-86 Calk, Quita
    1986-87 Delahoussaye, Lisa
    1987-88 Leber, Michelle
    1988-89 Ohm, Brandi
    1989-90 Gillean, Kerri
    1990-91 Mathews, Jennifer
    1991-92 Perkins, Lea Ann
    1992-93 Neff, Katie
    1993-94 Garcia, Monica
    1994-95 Elskes, Stacie
    1995-96 Escobedo, Brandie
    1996-97 Jody, Kim
    1997-98 Guerra, Arlena
    1998-99 Sartin, Candace
    1999-00 Dill, Alisha
    2000-01 Gonzalez, Elizabeth
    2001-02 Bernabe, Daisy & Garcia, Ilsa
    2002-03 Light, Nikki
    2003-04 Buendia, Amber
    2004-05 Rendon, Gloria
    2005-06 Sanchez, Victoria
    2006-07 Garcia, Giselle
    2007-08 Fernandez, Nathali
    2008-09 Perez, Sony
    2009-10 Ibarra, Leticia
    2010-11 Lucio, Isabel
    2011-12 Ortuno, Amairani
    2012-13 Magana, Yolisma
    2013-15 Trejo, Dalia
    2015-2016 Salinas, Ailime
    2016-2017 Lucatero, Melissa 
    2017-2018 Lucatero, Melanie
    2018-2019  Sandoval, Aracely
    2019-2020 Carmona, Kelly
    2020-2021 De La Rosa, Melanie
    2021-2022 Ibarra, Heaven

  • The History of The Eagle Escort Drill Team
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    In 1964, there was an initial group that was formed as a “pep squad”called the “Eaglettes.” Today, the PHS JV drill team squad is called the Eaglettes.  Having 32 members,the former pep squad was led by two sponsors, Mrs. Carol Kirn and Miss Florence Reich. Working with the cheerleaders, the pep squad began with stand routines that corresponded to cheers and music led by the band.According to the yearbook from 1964, “they added color and enthusiasm to the Pasadena pep rallies and football games.”

    Several girls within the student body, however, did not want just a “pep squad”but instead, wanted a dance group. In 1966, with the help of their first Director, Mrs. Claudette Richardson, the Eagle Escort was formed and the dance team was born. With 90 members the first year, the first officers, Colonel Charlotte Putman, Major Debbie York and Captain Linda Landis, and five others, attended an officer training camp led by Ms. Gussie Nell Davis, the Director and Choreographer of the Kilgore College Rangerettes at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in the summer.

    Mrs. Richardson recruited in the Intermediates to let the incoming freshman know of the dance team, and numerous girls signed up to “tryout” for the group.  The first years of the team were rough, for new traditions were being formed sometimes on purpose, and others merely by accident. The same year, three dance teams were formed in PISD, the Pasadena Eagle Escort, the South Houston Jannettes, and the Sam Rayburn Tex-Anns.

    The traditional practice uniform, the E.E. was one of the longest standing traditions up until 2013 when the particular green stretchy material was discontinued and it became to expensive for members to have shipped. Although, the green derby hats that members wore with their performing uniform lasted as another ’tradition’ for quite some time, with the changing of dance team styles, uniform modifications and expense involved with purchasing these hats, they made their way into the archives around the year 1995. Today, the team continues to dance the "Long Tall Texan" routine at Rayburn which is the oldest tradition the team has.

    As the traditional derby hats faded, the team for a time wore their hair in french braids. However, the team currently performs in a white hat that tilts to the right.

    The Eagle Escort still strives for excellence and all members work hard to maintain an impressive level of precision with each and every performance.

    Being a year round program, the girls perform at football games and pep rallies, basketball games, community events such as the Pasadena Rodeo Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting, Houston Live Stock Parade, Strawberry Festival Parade, and several competitions.  The team has performed at the World’s Fair held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Opryland USA in Nashville, Tennessee, Walt Disney World, and the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. The team participates in a teddy bear drive for children at Christmas and contribute to food drives, toy drives, and volunteer at Destiny Village.

    The EE's instill a feeling of pride through each and every performance and give all members the drive and desire to strive to try to maintain high academic standard, as well as support school groups and activities throughout the campus.

    Girls must audition annually for the group and must have completed at least one semester of dance training in order to tryout. Officers are chosen from the returning group and must pass yet another panel of judges and even higher scrutiny.

    The Eagle Escort Drill Team remains one of few high school drill teams in Texas that have gone through a limited amount of drill team directors.The team has seen many successful years because of this factor.

    The team hopes to continue to carry out the tradition of success and pride. 
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