Updated: 04/18/2017 4:03 PM | Print Story |  Email

Em’s Adventures: Saint Thomas Academy Crack Drill Squad

Saint Thomas Academy Crack Drill Squad is celebrating eighty years. The squad is the longest running high school precision drill team in the state. The squad performs all over the area in parades, at military events and at schools.

The team uses Springfield Rifles and they have mastered aerial gun moves. It’s all done while moving in an intense formation. The squad has always been made up of men, but TCL Reporter Emily Engberg gets a lesson. She quickly found out that it’s not as easy as it looks.

In 1953, the Crack Drill Squad performed on the Ed Sullivan Show.

To learn more about the squad, click here.