The Chinese Community Girls Drill Team was the idea of Ruby Chow and a girl's group called the Chi-ettes. The Chi-ettes had been impressed by a performance of the visiting St. Mary's Drum and Bell Team based in San Francisco. Ruby convinced the Chong Wa Benevolent Association to sponsor a community drill team, and in the fall of 1952, the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team was born.
In 1973, The Chinese Parents Service Organization (CPSO) was chartered as a corporation under the provisions of the Washington State Non-Profit Corporation Act. Its purpose is to raise funds and assist the drill team director in planning and implementing the activities of the drill team.
Walk through the years of the Chinese Community Girls Drill Team to see how they started, how they progressed and how they are doing today.