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The Mission of UCGC

UCGC is to support a youth-educational organization to foster growth for performers, instructors, and designers of winter guard. It is the mission of the UCGC to provide all of our units with an educationally sound competitive environment.

We wish to build strong relationships with school administrators, band directors, unit directors, parents, and students. It is our goal to promote winter guard in Utah and provide opportunities for all interested parties to learn from each other, as well as compete against each other in a friendly and fair environment.

It is our pledge to nurture and educate our beginner units, encourage our intermediate units, and help prepare our more advanced units for competition at the local and national levels. It is our goal to meet the competitive needs of each of our units, helping them to grow as performers, team members, and most importantly, contributing members of society who recognize the positive impact that the pageantry arts and other performing arts have on our communities.


UCGC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to the education of youth in the performing arts. UCGC has over 800 performers of all ages competing each season from local schools and community teams. Through education clinics, coaches training, competitions, and scholarship opportunities, UCGC is proud to promote the “sport of the arts” in Utah.

Sponsorship of UCGC will not only show your business’ support of the arts locally in Utah but will spread your message to over 7,000 spectators. Your support will help provide more opportunities for youth to learn and grow across the state. Become a sponsor for the full season or a single show! Ad space in the programs sold at the WGI Salt Lake City Regional is also available.

Board of Directors

  • Circuit Administrator - Elliott Ramirez

  • Asst. Circuit Administrator - Risa Baker

  • Treasurer - Lora Grass

  • Contest Director - Kirsta Browne

  • Asst. Contest Director - Stephanie Pedersen

  • Communications Director - Sami Sweet

  • Education Specialist - TJ Leary

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