This is the 51st Anniversary year for the Longview High School Viewettes!
LHS Viewette History
1964-1965- Inaugural year the first line, director, was Helen Rotondo. There were 54 line members and 4 officers. Helen was married to band Director D.J. Rotando, he arranged “Hello Dolly” the Viewettes signature dance routine.
1965-1966-Change to the derby hat
1966- Viewettes appear on the cover of the Longview Telephone Directory and the first Viewette Revue was staged.
1969-Pam Taylor becomes director
1971-Viewettes perform in Dallas at Arkansas-SMU game
1977-1978- Lynne Lloyd becomes director
1980-Viewttes perform for Miss Texas and Miss America
1983-1984- Jeannine Brandon becomes director
1985-1986- Sherri Mallard Brands becomes director
1992-1993- Rebecca Ganong becomes director
1995- Jamie Eisenhuth becomes director
1995- Viewette Officers perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
2002-Bryan Smith became the first male member of the Viewettes, then became the first male officer a year later
2004-Viewettes perform in Disney World
Spring 2006-2007- Rachel Simpson becomes director
2012- Viewettes perform at the Cotton Bowl
2013-Heather Gee becomes director
2014-Debbie McGowan became director, Viewettes perform in Chicago McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day parade, 46 line members and 5 Officers
2014- Briana Stratton became the first assistant director for the Viewettes
2015- Eric Taylor became the second male member of the Viewettes
The Viewettes have been holding an annual Viewette Revue every spring since 1966.