Drum Major and Feature Twirler Biographies
Drum Major – Carson Watson
Carson Watson is from Prattville, Alabama. She entered the University of South Alabama in the fall of 2013 as a Presidential Scholar and a recipient of the Madge and Gladys Outlaw Freshman Leadership Scholarship. Carson is studying Biology with a minor in Related Sciences and a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Studies. She began her career in the Jaguar Marching Band as a clarinet player, and was selected as drum major in her sophomore year.
Carson currently plays clarinet for the USA Wind Ensemble. She has been actively involved in many different activities on campus in service to the campus and community.
Feature Twirler – Taylor Meckley
Taylor Meckley is from southwestern, Pennsylvania. Taylor has been a competitive twirler as both a soloist and as a member of the World Champion Show Corps the Modernettes, since the age of six. As a solo twirler Taylor has held numerous state, regional and international titles. She is a former Miss Majorette of Pennsylvania, North Atlantic Solo Champion, NBTA World Open Solo Champion and Twirling Unlimited World Majorette. Also, she was chosen the 2012 Senior Corps Member of the Year at America's Youth on Parade while representing her corps the Modernettes as their captain in competition.
Taylor as member of the Modernettes traveled to Europe to compete in two World Championships) with the USA Twirl Team. (2009 Ghent, Belgium and 2012 Neuchatel, Switzerland) As a member of the USA Twirl team Taylor has 3 Gold medals for being a 2009, 2012 World Show Corps Champion and a 2012 World Pom-Pon Champion.
Taylor entered the University of South Alabama in the fall of 2013 as a Presidential Scholar. Her major is information technology with a focus on computer forensics.