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5 Life Lessons I Learned From School Sports

May 25th, 2018

Throughout middle school and high school, I learned many life lessons that have influenced me in a positive way. I didn’t just learn these lessons in the classroom, but also on the court. Because I was a student athlete, I discovered valuable life lessons while being a part of a team. When I was 10…

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How Real Estate Pros Use Custom Apparel to Boost Brand Awareness

May 15th, 2018

The competitive nature of the real estate industry makes having a stellar reputation and solid name recognition vital aspects of any successful venture. However, you first need to establish a solid client base to earn a respectable reputation. Boosting brand awareness through smart marketing can make that happen. When distributed strategically, custom apparel can have…

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PepWear T-Shirt Design Contest – April

May 7th, 2018

It’s time for our monthly art contest! This is where you get to see some of the coolest t-shirt designs our amazing artists have worked up over the past month. Check out the finalists below and then vote on your favorite! We’ll announce the winner on Facebook, so make sure to like our page so…

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2018 WGI Color Guard World Championships Highlights Montage

April 24th, 2018

Another mind-blowing WGI season is in the books! This season was absolutely incredible, full of unique and moving performances by color guards from all over the world. The WGI Color Guard World Championships brought some of the most exciting moments of the year. The entire event was full of passion, creativity, energy, and plenty of…

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PepWear T-Shirt Design Contest – March

April 6th, 2018

What amazing designs have our artists worked up in March? You’re about to see just a few of them in this month’s art contest. Trust me, there were a lot to choose from. Here are the cream of the crop, the very best. Have a look and then vote on your favorite. We’ll announce the…

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4 Things Educators Need to Know About the New Apple iPad

March 30th, 2018

Apple events are always intriguing, but the tech giant’s latest event was especially exciting for educators. Along with a new iPad, Apple announced new apps and tools that are designed to boost learning and help teachers manage their classroom. Bottom line, if you’re an educator, this event was a big deal. Here are 4 things…

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What Is the Value of a Teacher?

March 2nd, 2018

“Your students need you. They need you more than ever because the world is so complicated and so overwhelming. But they may not know they need you.” It might seem strange to hear a statement like that from Alan November, a pioneer in the field of education technology. Despite being a leader in the movement…

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PepWear T-Shirt Design Art Contest – January

February 19th, 2018

We know it’s been a few months since our last Art Contest, but we’re back in full swing for the new year! Our artists have been hard at work creating some truly amazing t-shirt designs for PepWear customers. Check out the entries below and then vote on your favorite. We’ll announce the winner on Facebook…

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Here’s proof music education can lead to success

February 2nd, 2018

On this blog, we’ve never been shy about our support for music education. Many studies have been published that show the mental benefits of music education and the health benefits of simply listening to music. But does it go beyond that? Exactly how much can music education benefit a person? Good question! Here’s proof that…

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What Music Teaches Us About Leadership and Trust

January 26th, 2018

As with all art forms, music is about more than notes and sound. There is a level beyond the physical that we can draw from to tell stories, share emotions, and even learn lessons. Consider two TED talks that show what music teaches us about leadership and trust. What Music Teaches Us About Leadership Every…

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The Power of a Teacher – How the words of two teachers saved a man’s life

January 16th, 2018

Most educators strive to make a difference in the lives of their students. As time goes on, you might start to wonder if you actually are making a difference. How do you affect your students? What impact do you have on them? To answer that question, consider the real-life story of Adam Saenz. Adam is…

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5 Marching Band Arrangements That Are Better Than The Original

December 19th, 2017

If you’re like us, you view Fall as marching band season, not just football season. The showmanship and skill on display during each performance is both entertaining and awe-inspiring. Sometimes you’d rather watch a marching band’s version of a song than listen to the original. In that spirit, here are 5 marching band arrangements that…

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Ultimate Gift Guide for Musicians and Band Performers

December 12th, 2017

Even if you know someone well, it can be difficult to find them a gift. Maybe they’re the kind of person that “has everything”, or maybe you’ve bought them so many gifts that you’re out of ideas. Whatever the case may be, PepWear is here to help. We crunched the numbers for each one of…

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What Makes A Good Teacher Great?

December 5th, 2017

No matter what our profession is, we all strive to be the best we can be. As an educator, you probably want to help your students reach their full potential, and work hard to give them the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. Basically, you want to be a good teacher. But what…

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19 Unique and Fun School Fundraising Ideas

November 28th, 2017

You might have several activities planned to make the school year special for your students. However, memorable occasions like Field Day, class trips, prom, and other extracurricular activities require money that your school might not have. So you go on the hunt for school fundraising ideas. There are staples of the school fundraiser that have…

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Bands of America Grand National Championships 2017 All-Access Pass

November 21st, 2017

This year’s Bands of America Grand National Championships were absolutely amazing! It was an honor to see every band perform at such a high level. It really is incredible what these students are able to achieve. Congratulations to all of the bands that competed this season. Every student has so much to be proud of….

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PepWear T-Shirt Design Art Contest – October

November 15th, 2017

It’s that time again! Our graphic artists have been busy working on some amazing custom t-shirt designs. We’re taking this opportunity to show off their designs in our monthly art contest. The best part is you get to be a part of it! Check out the t-shirt designs below and then use the poll to…

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Educational Movies to Show In Class (With Lesson Plans!)

October 31st, 2017

Visual aids can be powerful tools in the classroom. Illustrations in a textbook and drawings on a whiteboard are examples of how helpful these tools can be. Similarly, educational movies can be used in the classroom to drive home important lessons or to spark a lively discussion. The following educational movies cover a variety of…

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5 Inspiring TED Talks for Educators

October 24th, 2017

Why is it that the smartest kids are not always the best performers? Is the new age of technology in the classroom a blessing or a curse? How can teachers motivate difficult students and make a difference? As an educator, you may have asked one of these questions. The following TED Talks for educators answer…

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PepWear T-Shirt Design Contest

October 10th, 2017

At PepWear, we’re known for our free design services. But don’t let the word “free” fool you. Our graphic artists create amazing t-shirt designs for our customers. Each month, we showcase their best designs in the PepWear Art Contest, and you get to be a part of it! Check out the t-shirt designs below and…

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6 Apps That Will Boost Your Students’ Learning

October 3rd, 2017

On the PepWear Blog, we’ve covered apps that teachers can use in their classroom to make their job easier. What about other aspects of the learning process – studying, writing, note-taking, and staying organized? The following six apps for students will address each piece of the learning process. Some of these apps you can use…

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How To Help a Student Cope With Tragedy

September 26th, 2017

Recent natural disasters have reminded us of how quickly a person’s life can change. As a teacher or school professional, you might ask, ‘What can I do to help a student cope with tragedy?’ Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response, published by The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, explains that “teachers are on the…

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PepWear teams up with local community and national organizations to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

September 15th, 2017

Video: PepWear customers donate over $7,000 for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief When Hurricane Harvey hit the southern coast of Texas and Louisiana, many in our local community and across the country sprang into action to offer support. The PepWear team immediately started working together to organize disaster relief projects. PepWear and national organizations donate over…

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August PepWear Custom Apparel Design Contest

August 28th, 2017

At PepWear, we take pride in the excellence of our art department. Our artists produce amazing custom designs for our customers every day. To showcase their work, we’re holding a monthly art contest! Below are image samples of apparel designs our artists have created this past month. Click on your favorite design to submit your…

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How to build a positive school culture with custom apparel – Cedar Hill ISD Case Study

August 22nd, 2017

Building a positive school culture can have a huge impact on the success of a student’s learning experience. New teaching initiatives require students to “buy in” and embrace the process. How can teachers do this? Cedar Hill ISD uses custom apparel to create a positive school culture and to establish an identity within their new…

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Save on your next custom apparel order!

August 2nd, 2017

[Update] This special has ended. But we still offer free art design for apparel! View our design gallery and get a free quote for your custom apparel!   It’s back-to-school time! At PepWear, we know most teachers and directors are planning their apparel orders for the next school year. We want to help you out!…

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Why Music Is Actually Good For Your Health

August 1st, 2017

Video: Health Benefits of Music Most of us listen to music on a daily basis, whether it’s while we’re relaxing, working, driving, or at the gym. Some of you reading this article may even be involved in music as part of your job. While it’s something we all enjoy, have you ever thought about the…

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Tools for Music Educators from Southwest Music Summer Exhibition

July 25th, 2017

The 2017 Southwest Music Summer Exhibition was the largest summer music show in the U.S., making attendance a must for all music directors and educators. However, you might not have been able to make the trip to San Antonio. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Hundreds of vendors packed into the exhibit hall…

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It’s time to change the way you think about customer service

July 18th, 2017

Great customer service should not be considered an added bonus. That’s like a company saying they’re being generous by including laces with their shoes. If you’ve ever purchased apparel from PepWear, then you’ve received a personal email from our President and CEO, Craig Johnson, thanking you for choosing PepWear and making sure we did everything…

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6 Apps Every Music Teacher Must Have

July 11th, 2017

If you haven’t noticed, at PepWear, we are big supporters of music education. Research has shown that music education can have a huge impact on children and can help them develop many crucial skills. That’s why we support so many music organizations and are present at hundreds of music events each year. In an effort…

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How It’s Made: Screenprinting T-Shirts at PepWear | Behind-the-Scenes

June 27th, 2017

Video: How It’s Made: Screenprinting T-Shirts at PepWear | Behind-the-Scenes We’re pulling back the curtain at PepWear! Have you ever wondered how screenprinted t-shirts are made? Look no further! We’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the entire screenprinting process, complete with a video! Step 1: Art Design   The artist creates a design for…

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10 Ways to Build a School Culture with Custom Apparel

June 20th, 2017

Whether you’re a teacher, principal, or superintendent, one of your goals is most likely to create a strong culture at your school, one that fosters teamwork. Custom apparel is one of the simplest ways to build a school community. You may be surprised by how much our sense of community is effected by what we…

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Lessons My Teachers Taught Me

June 13th, 2017

As an educator, your goal is to teach your students more than Math, History, or whatever your subject focus happens to be. You understand your unique opportunity to teach your students important lessons about life. You no doubt take that responsibility seriously. I can assure you that you do have an impact on your students,…

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10 Useful Classroom Apps That Make Your Job Easier

June 6th, 2017

It’s time we stop saying that technology in the classroom is a new thing. I remember being in Kindergarden and being taught how to use these new-fangled things called “computers”. Back then, people were worried that if kids got used to using computers, they would never appreciate books or writing. Then they realized, well, what’s…

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5 Studies that Prove the Benefits of Music Education for Children [Infographic]

May 30th, 2017

How much does music education help children? More than some may realize. Here are the results of a few studies that prove the benefits of music education. The benefits of music education Music education helps children to develop many crucial skills and personal values. It can help a child cultivate self-discipline, focus, and a sense…

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How Campfire Creek Uses Custom Apparel to Increase Brand Awareness

May 23rd, 2017

PepWear is proud to help local businesses make an impact in their community. See how Campfire Creek uses therapeutic horseback riding to help children with disabilities. About Campfire Creek Campfire Creek is a therapeutic horseback riding center. “We just let the horse do the work,” says co-founder Emily Oliver. What is that work? Says Emily,…

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11 Graduation Party Ideas to Take Your Celebration to the Next Level

May 16th, 2017

You only get one graduation party, right? So you want to make it special! Some families will do dinner at an elegant restaurant, while some will keep it at home and throw a backyard bash. If you’re looking for ways to make your son or daughter’s graduation celebration special, look no further. Here are 11…

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7 Lessons I Learned In Band

May 9th, 2017

It’s no secret that music has the ability to change a person, or at least change the way you feel about something. Music education is no different. I joined my school band in fifth grade. Through years of moving schools, dealing with the passing of my mother, and other stresses, I always stayed in band….

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CAMP T-SHIRT SPECIAL – ONLY $5.95

May 1st, 2017

PepWear is offering a great special on Camp T-Shirts! Whether you are having a band camp, sports camp or just a fun in the sun camp, this special is for you! You can get any color of T-Shirt with a two color imprint for just $5.95 per shirt. You can’t miss this deal.  

MUSIC IS ESSENTIAL

July 31st, 2015

NEW TMEA ELEMENTARY MUSIC VIDEO EXPRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC EDUCATION AT AN EARLY AGE The elementary division of TMEA released a video promoting the importance of elementary music instruction. The message of the video is clear. Music is Essential. “Elementary music instruction is essential to the development of a child’s mind, soul and society.” TMEA…

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UIL STATE MARCHING BAND WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

November 5th, 2014

Argyle and Marcus bands take the top prize at UIL State Marching Band Championships in San Antonio this year. Both are legacy winners, Marcus taking home their fifth consecutive title, while Argyle took home the prize for the fourth time in a row. Congratulations to all of the bands that gave it their all Monday…

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MARCHING BANDS BRING CROWDS ACROSS THE NATION

October 27th, 2014

It was a big weekend for Marching Band all throughout the United States.  Congratulations to all of the Bands that marched at Texas UIL Area Competition this past weekend and good luck to all of those that will be competing at the UIL State Competition next week.  The Kentucky Regional Quarter-Finals were also held on…

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EVENT MERCHANDISE AND UIL MARCHING COMPETITION SHIRTS AND PATCHES

October 17th, 2014

Missed getting something at the event? Get all of your marching event merchandise online. Just go to shop.pepwear.com/event-merchandise to order yours now. UIL Marching Regional and Area competition merchandise is available on the PepWear store. Go to shop.pepwear.com/uil to order yours today. Check back often. State Competition merchandise is coming soon!

Bands Of America New Arrivals in the Shop Available Today!

September 29th, 2014

PepWear is proud to introduce the new Bands of America line for the fall Marching Season. We have a lot of exciting new products and they are all available today on our online store shop.pepwear.com/boa or at your next marching event.

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