The Rosettes were established during the 1999-2000 school year by Mrs. Terri Musia. The very first team had 26 members, with 2 officers and an assistant student teacher, Amy Larson. They worked hard to establish many of the standards and traditions we still carry on today. They dazzled audiences at football games and performed their very first Spring show on the cafeteria stage, as Flower Mound’s auditorium had not yet been built. That first year there were 2 officers, both served as Lieutenants. The second year there were 5 officers, also all Lieutenants. It was not until 2001-2002 that the Rosettes had 7 officers, 5 Lieutenants, 1 1st Lieutenant and a Captain. The very first Rosette Captain was Noelle Varela. The Rosettes have maintained that standard ever since. In 2006 Mrs. Sturges/Crisp took direction of the Rosettes and served as the director for 6 years. Under Mrs. Crisp’s direction the Rosettes traveled to Los Angeles twice, performed at Disneyland as a part of Disney’s Magic Music Days, performed at the Texas State Capitol in Austin twice, performed as a feature group in the Children’s Medical Center Adolphus Christmas Parade and performed as a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Ms. Hannah Elmore began direction of the Rosettes in the 2012-2013 school year. Under her direction they participated in Disney Magic Music Days at Disney World, traveled to Universal Studio in Orlando, as well as traveled to Chicago where they took a master class from Kate Jablonski. They also were feature performers at a Dallas Mavericks game and the Children's Health Holiday Parade in Dallas. In the 2014-2015 school year, Mrs. Musia rejoined Rosettes in the role of Assistant Director. The Rosettes are proud to maintain a sense of family with Mrs. Musia, Mrs. Crisp, and Ms. Elmore. Once a Rosette, always a Rosette!
The Uniform: The Rosette uniform has remained unchanged since 1999. It consists of a traditional navy circle skirt, worn with sequined gauntlets and overlay. In addition, they also have a "Rose" uniform that has a fringe jazz skirt with gauntlets and overlays that are detailed with rose embroidery. The Fight Song: The fight song was choreographed by Amy Larson in 1999, but was originally to a different tune. In 2001 the FMHS band decided to change the school’s fight song, so the old choreography was adapted by Ms. Musia to fit the new music. The Entrance and Strut: The entrance and strut were choreographed by Amy Larson and Mrs. Musia. They have both remained unchanged since 1999. They are a combination of the Apache Belle and the Rangerette entrances. The Rosette Song: The words to the Rosette song were created by Lieutenant Shae Zavonia in 1999. The tradition of the new girls becoming old girls and the senior circle was started in 2001-2002, the first time the Rosettes had a senior class. The new girls becoming old girls and joining their circle is now a very important tradition that happens the last night of Spring show. School Song: On the way home from away games Rosettes are to be silent once the bus turns onto Peter’s Colony. They are to sing the Flower Mound School song as they enter the school parking lot. Officers: As stated in the history, the Rosettes have had 7 officers since 2001-2002. Typically we have one Captain, one 1st Lieutenant, and five Lieutenants. However, the constitution states that this is to the discretion of the director and has only been altered one time, for the 2013-2014 school year, in which there were 9 officers. Social Officers: The electing of social officers is a very important tradition that began in 2001. The social officer ranks are President, Vice President, Secretary, Sunshine Chairman, and Chaplain. We added the position of Historian in 2011. Squads: The Captain’s squad is the officers. The Captain chooses a squad name for the officers and that is the theme of all the other squads for that year. The squad name must begin with the first letter of the officer’s first or last name. The remaining 6 officers have a squad of approx. 10-12 girls that they are in charge of for the year. J-A-G-U-A-R: If the Jaguars win, the Rosettes clump together at the end of the game and yell a Jaguar chant. Third Quarter Introductions: Rosettes are allowed to introduce a maximum of 3 people to the team during third quarter only each game. This is a fun time to recognize friends and family members that do not attend FMHS that have come to see you perform. When someone is introduced the team responds with a handclap and a “Hi so and so!” Team Prayer: The Rosettes pray before every performance. The team’s Chaplain, who stands right next to the director in the prayer circle, leads this prayer. Every Rosette points their foot into the middle of the circle and holds hands during the prayer. When the prayer is over everyone squeezes the hand of the person next to them and turns their head in a contagion. Spirit Girl of the Week: Each week the Social Officers select a girl that has demonstrated exceptional spirit for the week to be the Spirit Girl of the Week. Rosette and Rookie Rosette of the Week: Each week one old girl and one new girl are chosen by the director and the officers for being exceptional in some way. These girls are recognized at the football game during halftime that Friday night. Rosettes of the Season: This is an honor given to one Rosette from each grade level and is voted on by the team. It is announced at the very last regular season football game. Big sis’/Lil’ sis: This tradition began in 1999. Every member of the team has a big or lil’ sis throughout the year. This is a special bond and a way for old girls to help new girls through their first year as a Rosette. Posters: Rosettes create elaborate spirit posters for the varsity football team. This tradition promotes school spirit and is very appreciated by our football players. Rosettes also create posters for the new girls that they receive right after they find out they have made Rosettes. Seniority: Seniority is very important to the Rosettes, but does not mean that any Rosette is not valued. The purpose of seniority is to show respect, appreciation and recognition of experience, dedication and time that individuals have contributed to the team. Officers and 4th year seniors are at the top of the seniority chain. New girl freshmen are at the bottom. All those in between are ranked based on class and years of experience. Seniority offers advantages such as getting to go first, having the first choice of Sonic shifts, etc. As a new girl, part of your role is to understand and offer seniors and those with more seniority your spot in line, the opportunity to get on the bus ahead of you, etc. Old girls are never, never to abuse their privileges associated with seniority or those privileges will quickly be revoked. Seniority DOES NOT mean that seniors will always dance in front.