The Battalion’s 2017 guard student leadership team was selected at the corps' May camp, and we couldn't be more excited to introduce you to them. Get to know a little bit more about them below!
Allie Pierce (Guard Captain)
Allie Pierce is from Alpine, Utah and has been doing colorguard for over 6 years. Allie graduated from Lone Peak High School in 2016 and went on to perform as a rifle captain with The Battalion during its inaugural season. After the season ended, Allie attended school at Southern Virginia University studying veterinary sciences and participating as a double collegiate athlete in dance and softball and was offered an annual academic scholarship. She returned back to Utah and has since joined the Lone Peak High School colorguard staff as well as an assistant coaching position for the Lone Peak softball team.
Personal Statement: "I love The Battalion. We are constantly surrounded by a hard-working and positive attitude. Everyone is aware of what is expected from them, and all of the members, as well as the staff, deliver, and exceed those expectations by ten fold. After our inaugural season, we have shown that there is nothing average about our corp, and we continually prove it. I am so honored to be apart of The Battalion again and am excited to see where it goes."
Jaclyn Wood (Assistant Captain)
Jaclyn wood has five years of color guard experience. She span for three and a half years for Westlake High School, prior to joining The Battalion for the corps' inaugural season. In addition to performing, she is also an aspiring choreographer, having designed work for Maple Mountain High School. Jaclyn is the youngest and only girl in a family with three older brothers. After this season, she plans to teach color guard while going to the Mountain Applied Technology College to earn her cosmetology license. She loves music, dance, learning, and, of course, color guard.
Personal Statement: “Color guard has been a huge contributor to who I am today! It has taught me so much about perseverance, respect, friendship, professionalism, and efficiency. I learned I can do extremely difficult things when I put my mind to it! I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a captain for The Battalion and I hope to be a support and an encouragement to my team. I aspire to be a friend and captain everyone can rely on. I am so excited to spin and march with this amazing group of people! ONWARD!”
Sabria Jolley (Flag Captain)
Sabria has been spinning for 3 years with Spanish Fork High School. She had the amazing opportunity to spin with The Battalion in its inaugural season, and served as dance assistant. Sabria has danced her whole life and is trained in jazz, contemporary, ballet, and modern. She recently made her high school's dance company and is excited to see what it will bring. Sabria will be a junior this coming fall at Spanish Fork High.
Personal statement:"Being able to spin with a drum corps at such a young age is an amazing opportunity, and I'm so greatful for how it has changed me. There is something amazing in the brewing, and I'm so grateful I get to be a part of it."