The 2018-2019 Season of Urban Lite West Pep Guard is underway. Performing at assemblies and half-times are just a couple of things we do. Our competitive season will start in November with competitions with 53 other schools starting in January. We receive elective credit so come on out to rehearsals to see you you have what it takes. Practices are after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we meet in T115.
The Extracurricular Edge for students and what you should know about out-of-school activities:
You know that there is more than meets the eye to the admission game, and you want to give your child any edge you can. Admission officers know that what potential students do with their time outside of school reveals important personal dimensions that statistics can't show.
Participating in an extracurricular activity — color/winter guard — while maintaining good grades demonstrates:
Ability to prioritize
A College Board study reveals that participants in extracurricular activities often achieve higher SAT® scores.
The study suggests that important reasoning abilities measured by tests like the SAT are developed both in and out of the classroom. Results show that participation in extracurricular activities benefits minority and socio-economically disadvantaged students as much or more than economically advantaged students.
What is also nice about this particular "Sport of the Arts" is that because it is a class, they get elective credit. It is recognized at award's ceremonies and there are heaps of scholarships available to them when they get to college.
Scholarships, you say? Yes! Students that participate in color/winter guard can get a scholarship from several sources and any college that has a marching band or winter guard program. In the State of Utah, that is every D1 college!