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Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, Colts head majorette
Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, Colts head majorette

Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, an Annapolis resident who performed as the head majorette for the Baltimore Colts Marching Band and later formed the Washington Redskinettes, died Dec. 18 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center after suffering an aortic dissection. She was 85. Mrs. Snyder was born in Baltimore. She grew up in Pigtown and attended Southern High School in Federal Hill, where she learned her majorette skills, and Anne Arundel Community College. She became a majorette for the Colts Marching Band in 1947, one of six original members of the group. Her twin sister, Marge Schmidt, joined the following year, and they spent years twirling batons alongside one another. "You...

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