Bowie Step Teams: Welcome
The James Bowie High School Boys, Girls and Coed Step Teams (Bowie Souljahs, Lady Souljahs, Cadets) under the direction of All-Star Head Coach Christopher Caldwell and Lady Souljahs Coach Doris Morehead are renowned throughout the State of Texas for their complex choreography and high-energy performances.
For the past 16 years, the Bowie Step Teams have been ranked among the elite throughout Texas and are usually considered the teams to beat. This past season (2015) the Bowie Souljahs dazzled the competition with their engaging Secret Agents" themed performance and won 1st Place for the second year in a row at the NSA National Championship. In 2012 "Lady Souljahs" electrified the crowd at the 2012 NSSA National Championship and the Lady Souljahs won first place two consecutive years in the face of excellent competitors. Both teams won the TSTA League /State Championship (2015) and received a bid to compete at the NSA National Championship (2016). This brings a total of 12 District Championships, 11 State Championships and 4 National Championship to the Bowie Step Teams in the last 11 years. The Bowie Step Team program is one of the most outstanding programs in the country.
The Lady Souljahs and Bowie Souljahs choreography is done by Step Masters Darius Simmons, and Brandon Johnson,
Girls 2nd Place
Boys 1st Place
Friday, February 5
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Thursday, January 28
Parents please update your contact information for the team records.
Thursday, January 28
Congratulations to the Lady Souljahs who won 1st Place at the LD Bell Step Show on January 23, 2016.
Friday, December 11
Thursday, September 17
Congratulations to the New Lady Souljahs 2015-161. Tayo Ladipo 2. LaDestiny Davis 3. Adrianna Malone 4. Jasmine Green 5. Jordan Wells 5. Lexi Pyatt 6. Jalynn Clark 7. Kennedy Frazier 8. Myka Johnson 9. Destiny Hopkins 10. Daniyah Killins 11. Tierra Thompson 12. Alexia Ross 13. Naysia Dildy 14. Santana Edwards 15. Felisha Echols
Continuing Lady Souljahs1. Chiztere Ezibengaya 2. Diamonique Anderson 3. Anjulie Morehead 4. Ester Mampaka 5. Brittany Sanders 6. Chloe St. Johns 7. Maureen Eregie 8. Kayla Atkinson Congratulations New Bowie Souljahs 1. Joel Lopez 2. Danny Thompson 3. Stanton Smith Continuing Bowie Souljahs 1. Taurin Wenze Lewis 2. Amondre Meankins 3. Devin Gaut 4. Camron Ciggs 5. Monterey Stubblefield 6. Jordan Davis 7. Andre Smith 8. Deron Jackson 9. Tiera Hicks
Thursday, September 10
Tryouts/Clinic for the Bowie Step Teams will be held in the Bowie Cafeteria from Monday, September 14, 2015 through Thursday, September 17, 2015. The Clinic times are 3:00PM to 5:00PM each day. See Mr. Caldwell in Room 611 for details.
Thursday, May 21
Friday, May 15
The following students have advanced to the 2nd Tier of the Bowie Step Team Tryout Process.
- Amondre Meankins
- Devin Gaut
- Taurin Wenze-Lewis
- Camron Ciggs
- Tere Ezibengaya
- Anjulie Morehead
- Kayla Atkinson
- Brittany Sanders
- Esther Mampaka
- Diamonique Anderson
Monday, April 27
Tryouts for the Bowie Step Teams will be held May 14, 15, 18, and 19. The first three days are learning clinics. Participants will be taught the routine that they will tryout with on May 19, 2015. There will be a parent meeting on May 20, 2015 in the Little Theater at 7PM. Any student trying out will need to have parents attend the parent meeting.
Friday, April 24
Over the weekend, the Bowie Souljahs competed in the NSA National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL. The Souljahs performed a funny version of an episode of the Mission Impossible TV Series. Several of the rival coaches admitted that this year they were not going to underestimate the Bowie Souljahs like they did last year.
This was very evident because the rival teams were EXTREMELY hard to beat. The Souljahs dazzled the audience with their complex choreography and carved out a victory. Congratulations to the Bowie Souljahs.
Sunday, March 22
|Daydrick and Shamara Norris Present Trophy|
Last night the Bowie Step Teams competed in the Texas Step Team Association's State Championship at Duncanville High School. Only teams that qualified could compete in this final competition. Both the girls and the boys teams put on a great competition and scored enough points to maintain their lead that they had amassed all season. The boys and girls haven't won the State Championship in the same season since 2010. Congratulations to the State Champs.
Sunday, March 22
Wednesday, February 25
Wednesday, February 25
On Saturday, February 21, 2015 the Bowie Souljahs competed in the TSTA District Championship (District 2). The Souljahs destroyed the competition and won first place. The Souljahs also crushed the competition in the first ever TSTA Step Battle hosted by the HYPE Divas. The Souljahs are currently ranked number one in the Texas Step Team Association.
Monday, January 19
Tickets are on Sale Now!
See Mr. Caldwell or Mrs. Morehead for tickets.
Sunday, January 25
Congratulations to our Boys Team. They pulled off a sensational win at Desoto High School last night and won the competition. Currently, the Souljahs are ranked number one in the League. Great Job guys!!!
|1st Place Desoto Step Show|
Friday, September 19
Congratulations to the new Step Team Members!
Friday, August 22
Tryouts for the Bowie Step Teams will be held September 15 through September 18 at 3PM in the Cafeteria. Anyone interested in participating must tryout. See Mr. Caldwell in room 611 for an application.
What to bring?
You must wear athletic shoes, athletic shorts and an athletic top.
Monday, May 19
The following students tried out and made the Step Team on Friday, May 16, 2014. These students will be part of the 2014-15 Step Teams for Arlington ISD and Bowie High School.Liana Bellamy Janae Hogan Kami Tisdale Taurin Wenze-Lewis J. Daniel Caldwell Donovan Short Ellington Watson Stanley Raymond David Rodriguez (District Team) Savanah Jackson (District Team) Anjulie Morehead Precious Kwaramba (District Team) Bao Hoang Cameron Ciggs Tayo Ladipo Miyah Folk (District Team) N'stausha Crisp (District Team) Tyaria Hicks (District Team) Keiara Benjamin Shountavia Wright Chizitere Ebengaya Amondre Meankins Devin Gaut
Thursday, May 8
Tuesday, April 15
Thursday, March 27
On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Bowie Souljahs competed in the Battle of the Steppers Competition at Navarro College in Corsicana, TX. The Souljahs put on their absolute best performance of the year. The crowd was completely turned up by the Souljahs performance. At one point, the crowd had become so elated during the team's performance that the judges had to cover their ears. It was a performance to remember. The Souljahs receive first place and a cash prize. Congrats.
Sunday, February 16
Wednesday, December 18
Wednesday, December 18
Step Team practice for the Winter Break will be held on December 28 through January 4.
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On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the Bowie Souljahs competed in the 7th Annual Stompzilla Step Competition at Garland High School. The Souljahs sat and watched the competition---one team after another. Since the Souljahs were the 11th team to perform, they had the opportunity to watch a lot of really good teams perform. However in the end, the Souljahs rallied together and performed a routine that can best be described as "chilling." Mr. Caldwell said "OMG, I haven't seen the boys perform like this in years. I can see now that they are determined to win the National Championship."
On December 7, the Souljahs will have to face another battle at Rowlett High School. Congratulations! and Good luck!
Tuesday, November 5
Saturday, October 26
Thursday, September 19
Congratulations to the following students who scored high enough to earn a spot on the Bowie Step Teams.Laurin Williams
A parent meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2013 at 7PM.
Friday, September 13
The Step Teams will not practice on Monday, September 16, 2013. Please let your team mates know. Do not come to my room after school
Thursday, September 5
Tryouts for the Bowie Boys and Girls Step Teams will be held in the school's cafeteria from 3PM until 4:45PM beginning Monday, September 9, thru Thursday, September 12, 2013. Please see Mr. Caldwell in room 611 for details.
Saturday, July 27
Summer Practice will begin on August 19, 2013 at 3PM in the Cafeteria.
Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, February 19
Tuesday, February 19
Monday, January 21
The auditorium at Arlington High School can seat 1,200 people. On Saturday you would have been lucky to find a place to stand. Supporters packed the place to watch as some 28 step teams from across the Arlington school district shook, shivered, shimmied and strutted their stuff in a spirited competition that's part of the city's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The Bowie Souljahs, a state powerhouse, won first place in the high school category Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos was on hand to watch it all, and he noted the value of the extracurricular activity. "This is a way for students to stay engaged at school in a different way," he said. "It lets them demonstrate their talents, and it brings the entire community together from schools across the district."
On Saturday, January 19, 2013 the Bowie Souljahs also competed in the Trimble Tech High School Step Show. The Souljahs wowed the crowd and won firsst place as well.
Friday, December 14
Hannah's Socks is a non-profit organization focused on providing clothing necessities to the less fortunate. Hannah's Socks collects donated materials in the form of men's, women's and children's socks and undergarments, then leverages partnerships with local shelters for distribution to both the homeless and to victims of domestic violence. In addition, they support programs serving under-privileged children. Hannah's Socks firmly believes that in a country as prosperous as the United States, no man, woman or child should want for something as basic as a warm pair of socks.
Michael Seaton, a former member of the Boys Step Team (2009-10) also shared the vision and goals of the non-profit organization. He developed a plan for the Step Teams to help out Hannah's Socks by placing boxes throughout Bowie High School. The sock drive officially ended on December 12, 2012. Prior to Wednesday December 12, the sock drive had resulted in only 8 pairs of socks being collected. However, thanks to Bowie's Project Soar Coordinator, Mrs. Jackson, who through Project Soar donated 258 pairs of socks to the Step Team's Sock Drive--the teams managed to come out on top.
Wednesday, December 5
The Arlington East Step Show will be held at Bowie High School on December 15, 2012 at 5:30PM in the Auditorium. Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $10 at the door.
Bowie Show 2012 AD by Mr. Caldwell
Monday, December 3
Monday, November 19
Thursday, August 30
Step Team tryouts will be held in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 through Friday, September 7, 2012 from 3:15PM until 4:45PM. Students wishing to tryout must wear athletic shoes and comfortable shorts. For more details see Mr. Caldwell in Room 611.
Tuesday, April 17
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Tuesday, September 6
Sunday, May 22
Tuesday, May 17
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Readers please keep in mind that some of the information is inaccurate but overall it is a good article. I see how the celebrities feel when they are misquoted or misunderstood.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Belmont University Curb Event Center in Nashville, TN; the Lady Souljahs of Bowie High School destroyed the hopes and dreams of teams from across the country. The California team is still in SHOCK. The Lady Souljahs who put together some of the best step routines that we have seen them do all year, seemed as though they were on fire. It was one of the most intense performances of the year. The competing teams all dropped their heads as the Lady Souljahs ended their performance. The Lady Souljahs also used one of the most elaborate themes we have ever seen from a Bowie Step Team. Coach Morehead stated "We weren't going to use our good stuff at home. So we sacrificed a few shows in preparation for Nationals" It was one heck of a night as teams from across the country competed to become the supreme champion for the 2011-12 season. Coach Caldwell said that he was "elated by the victory" of the four time state championship team who can now add a National title to their belt.
Coaches Demond Halsey, and Josh Boone worked with the Lady Souljahs to prepare for this competition as well. They were all excited for the Lady Souljahs. Coaches Caldwell and Morehead also wanted to acknowledge everyone in their camp that help the Lady Souljahs get to Nationals. They are as follows:
Asst Coach Darius Simmons-Show Development
Asst Coach Jonathan Nute-Precision Speacilist
Jamilah Redic, Team Commander
Christinay Richardson, Sub Commander
Demond Halsey, Training Coach
Josh Boone, Training Coach
We are also proud of two of our other member teams that traveled to Nashville as well, LD Bell (G Phi Smooth) and MacArthur High (MA'AT Steppers). They both placed second in their divisions. Congratulations to all our teams.
Friday, April 8
The Lady Souljahs are currently in route to Nashville, TN to compete in the NSSA National Championship on April 9, 2011 at 6PM at Belmont University. Good Luck to the Lady Souljahs.
Wednesday, March 9
On Saturday, March 5, 2011 the Martin High School Divas, Debonair Men and Diplomats hosted the 13th Annual Martin Step Extraganza. The competition was filled with just about every TSTA team in the DFW area. Many teams were in new divisions. Both Garland and Eastern Hills High Schools were in the coed division because the competition had a coed division. Most teams put on a great performance. The Bowie Cadets did not place in this competition.
The Bowie Souljahs destroyed all competition and won 1st place in their division and the Lady Souljahs were mesmerized by the Mesmerizing Ladies of LD Bell and received 2nd place. Congratulations to our teams.
COED DIVISION1st Place, Garland High School 2nd Place, Ma'At Steppers of MacArthur High School 3rd Place, Eastern Hills High School
Girls Division1st Place, The Mesmerizing Ladies of LD BELL 2nd Place, The Lady Souljahs of Bowie High School 3rd Place, The Ladies of Rowlett High School
Boys Division1st Place, The Bowie Souljahs 2nd Place, G Phi Smooth of LD Bell 3rd Place, North Crowley High