West Varsity Winter Guard

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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:

Time-management skills
Ability to prioritize
Leadership qualities

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!

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Last Rehearsal For Those Wanting to Join West in SL Pride Parade

Tonight at 7pm there will be a MANDATORY rehearsal for all of those wishing to join us in marching in the Salt Lake Pride Parade on Sunday.  Meet at the stadium parking lot. Bring your smiles, personality, and water…but NOT RAIN!

West Coach Inducted Into UCGC Hall of Fame

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 our very own Color Guard Coach and teacher, Susan M Raymond, was inducted into the UCGC Hall of Fame. To find out that she was nominated by 6 people was mind blowing! So, to answer the question, “What’s color guard to her?”, she offered up a FEW of her thoughts because

Urban Lite West Rocks State Championships

With 54 guards competing at State Championships yesterday, your Urban Lite West guard rocked their show! They placed 5th and raised their score by OVER 8 POINTS! Guess that Spring Break practice paid off! Like a speeding train, just like that WHOOSH, the season is over… We are very sad to see it end, but

ULW Getting Ready For State

Urban Lite West Pep Guard is working hard to get ready to strut their rock self during UCGC Circuit Championships.  They will be competing with 57 other units starting at 11am Saturday,  March 30th at Copper Hills. Come support them when they perform their “Music Heals the Soul” Tribute by Tenacious D at 1:45pm. Rock

ULW Members Part of IB Art Exhibit

Urban Lite West members had a #MsSusanAdventure today and their last stop was to see the IB Art exhibit with two of our own ULW member’s work on display! So proud of these fine young ladies!

ULW Super Spinners take their team up 6 points!

Urban Lite West Super Spinners Juliana, Jess, and Annie led their team to raise their score 6 points! Next up, State Championships on Saturday,  March 30th at Copper Hills.  Come support and cheer them on!

West’s Pep Guard Receives National Attention

Urban Lite West competed in Winter Guard International’s Regional on Saturday, February 23rd and received National attention on their social media feed. Thank you West High School for your support in helping us to achieve this recognition!

Urban Lite West Finalist at WGI Regional

After a LONG DAY starting at 7am and finishing after 10:30pm and our WGI Salt Lake Regional is in the bag! These ladies overcame the incredible obstacles that were put in their way this week to make it as a finalist! Congratulations!!!

WHS Cheer Surprises ULW Pep Guard

WHS Cheer recently stopped by our Urban Lite West Pep Guard rehearsal with a sign of support for their WGI Salt Lake Regional happening this Saturday, February 23rd.  Thanks Cheer!