Alabama Baton Corps

About Us

As a leading provider of Baton Twirling Instruction, we take pride in offering the best in twirling advancement. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our Twirlers each and every day.

Coach/Owner: Carla Carden Butera, Award winning N.B.TA. competition twirler & Former feature twirler, with over 300 awards and titles. Carla began baton twirling classes at age 6 with former University of Alabama feature twirler, Minnie Wade Coggins. Carla entered the competition area at age seven and continued until age 17 winning State and Regional titles though out Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Carla has continued training as well as coaching at University's, Camps and Clinics in FL, GA, AL, MS and TN.

Coach, Carla Carden Butera established Alabama Baton Corps in 1990 in the Shelby and Jefferson County Schools. Carla relocated to Baldwin County in the year 2000 offering baton twirling classes in the Baldwin County Schools.

Though out Carla's career she has coached many High School Majorette Lines, soloist and teams receiving superior ratings in State and Regional Championships throughout Alabama, as well as superior rating in Florida and Mississippi.

Carla  prepares and promotes twirlers to Majorette and University Lines as well as the competition arena.  Carla reestablished the Robertsdale Majorette Line in 2006 and Foley High Twirlers in 2009.  Presently choreographs and coaches Robertsdale Majorettes and will coach Foley High Majorettes during the 2012-2013 marching season.

Carla married to Lucian Butera April 06, 2002 with the blessings of their 6 children combined.    Carla's son Nick Guthas now Married to April have a beautiful 2 yr. old daughter Chloe.  Middle son Justin Guthas (deceased at age 17, March 01, 2003), and youngest child Selina Guthas Warren now married to Greg Warren have a handsome 21/2 yr. old son Cayden. Lucian's daughter LaRae Butera and her 3 wonderful children are, Alik age 10, Lillian age 6 and son Ayden 5yrs. Middle daughter Tara Butera (deceased March 26, 2007), and Son Lucian J. Butera now married to Kim have a beautiful little 5 yr. old little girl, Ariana, and new addition 5 month old son, Lucian Bronx.

Lucian and Carla have faith in God,and know their children Justin and Tara are very much alive in the presence of God. Their love and support for each other, and from family and friends have given them hope, faith and strength to survive and continue life's work despite their heart break of the deaths of their two precious children.