Pythons Drill Team
P.O. Box 300978
Kansas City MO 64130
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 9210912
Mission Statement
Providing marching, drumming, dance and performing arts experiences for youth and their parents and showcase routines locally and nationally.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Wanda R. Winters
Board Chair Ms. Wanda R. Winters
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Providing marching, drumming, dance and performing arts experiences for youth and their parents and showcase routines locally and nationally.
Background Statement
The Pythons Drill Team began in 1986 under the direction of Wanda Winters with 10 members practicing and performing to taped music. The team won its first 1st place trophy in 1989. Membership is now at 60 members and has 6 instructors that volunteers.
Impact Statement
  1. Performance at Disney World Orlando Florida
  2. National Title Drill O Rama 2015
  3. Hosted “Planet Rock” Drill and Dance Team Show
  1. Purchase practice facility
  2. Increase high quality youth programs
  3. Financial Management
  4. Expand Board capacity
  5. Human Resources
Needs Statement
1. Marketing, Communications and External Relations.
2. Financial Systems and Performance
3. Capital Funds
4. Musical Equipment
5. 15 passenger vans
Service Categories
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Being a member of a local church drill team during my high school years, I’ve developed a passion for drills and dance. Organizing the Pythons was not as hard as I thought it would be, but the challenges of maintaining the team was very tough. Overcoming anxieties, improving creativity on a yearly basis, promoting self-discipline and motivation, financial gain and problem solving was definitely a learning experience. Taking small steps, practicing to get better, being persistent, and being patient, even in the face of adversity, I’ve learned the importance of growth and improvement. The “hands on” has immediate rewards and positive achievements.
There have been many opportunities for me to “show off” and demonstrate skills through authentic performance. The Pythons Drill Team enables the members to grow in confidence and think positively about themselves. Teamwork contributes to great performances!
Description Pythons Drill Team was organized to showcase creativity as a means of self-liberation and self-identity within a contemporary dance style. The nature of this popular urban culture and hip-hop music enhances and supports the connection for perfecting the team’s routines but does not overcome the fundamental choreography of drilling. Music, rhythm and dance are vehicles for members to exercise their creativity as well as build skills in self-organization, self-discipline and team cooperation. The Pythons offers majorette, acrobats, adult flag team and African dance classes.
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
1. Parental involvement
2. Wholesome environment to entertain
3. Instill an appreciation of performing arts
4. Appropriate sportsmanship
5. Improve physical fitness
Long-Term Success
1. Establish a safe outlet
2. Social and Lifelong Skills
3. Exposure to art and culture
4. Opportunities and Challenges of becoming a good citizen
Program Success Monitored By Increase in membership by 10% or more. Input of financial development, monitor practices, projects and performances, some by pre and post evaluations. Written outcomes of the effect programs and the impact it has on the members. Parents will also do an evaluation on how/if the Pythons were worth joining. The programs will be monitored and evaluated by the director and volunteers.
Examples of Program Success 85% of the Python members maintain above average GPAs. Their physical fitness has improved from weekly practices and their endurance is high during performances along with pride and spirit.
CEO Comments The team organizes and participates in Toy for Tots, Coat and food drives,  Susan B. Komen Walk, Kidney Foundation Walk, Half-time basketball games and street clean ups.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Wanda R. Winters
Term Start June 1986
  • A.A.S. Degree Business Administration
  • Certificate of Youth Development
  • Certificate of Assessment, Planning and Case Management
  • Certificate of Entrepreneurial Achievement
  • Mentoring and Training youth
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles and youth development
  • Providing hands on activities and service projects
  • Performance tour to different cities and states per year and over 40 local performances
  • Provides a safe outlet for youth to showcase their talents
  • Promoted and taught cultural arts on a weekly for more than 25 years
  • Members have improved unhealthy lifestyles and kept grades at an average of above
  • Maintain membership from 10 to over 100 members
  • Traveled to compete in Memphis, Dallas, Indianapolis, Omaha, Atlanta, Iowa, St. Paul, Louisiana, Michigan City, Wichita,
  • Chicago, Houston and Waukegan.
  • Served my community by hosting Holiday canned goods & coat drives, Adopt-A- Street Program, monthly food pantry and supported Salvation Army, Strokes of Support, Ad Hoc against Crime and Camp Quality
  • Distributed candy to over 300 children on 18th & Vine each year on Halloween
  • Earned over 200 1st-3rd place awards
  • Organized college fairs
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 6
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No


  • Housing Authority
  • Charter School
  • Combat 
1st Place Senior DivisionElks National Drill-O-Rama2015
Charlie Mae Johnson AwardCincinnati, OH2015
CEO Comments I am simply amazed at what our youth can accomplish through drill team. Throughout the years each performance sends out a powerful form of self-expression.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Wanda R. Winters
Company Affiliation Founder
Term June 1986 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Ms. Gussie Brown Cedar Hill School District
Ms. Charlotte Lockhart Board member/parent liaison
Ms. Wanda R. Winters Founder
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
CEO Comments Seeking grant writers, public relations interns and videographer.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $50,000
Projected Expenses $37,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the agency's internal financial documents.
  • For FY 2015, there was an addition error on the internal financial document for total revenue amount. It states total revenue as $48,145, the correct total revenue is $48,547 as shown on the financial review above.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$27,763$33,411$23,788
Administration Expense$1,838$2,002$3,023
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.241.371.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%94%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$19,910$12,732$3,515
Current Assets$19,910$12,732$3,515
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$19,910$12,732$3,515
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Purchase land/or building for practice facility.
Goal $70,000.00
Dates June 2017 to June 2018
Amount Raised to Date $3,000.00 as of Feb 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments
Despite the fact that most of the cost involve one-time purchases, it will be necessary to plan for future funding of certain aspects of the project.  This cost include maintenance of the program equipment and uniforms, periodic training for instructors, supplies for academic and healthy lifestyle courses, tutors and management.  Since 1989, the Pythons Drill Team has continuously conducted fundraisers to support their on-going programs.  These efforts will ensure that the team will maintain stability. 
Organization Name Pythons Drill Team
Address P.O. Box 300978
Kansas City, MO 64130
Primary Phone (816) 9210912
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Wanda R. Winters
Board Chair Ms. Wanda R. Winters
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder
Year of Incorporation 1991