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PepWear and YEA! (Youth Education in the Arts) Announce Renewal and Expansion of Their Merchandise Partnership

Cedar Hill, TX: PepWear and YEA! are pleased to announce they are extending their partnership for another seven years. PepWear will continue as the official merchandise provider for USBands and will also become the official merchandise provider for 10-time World Champion drum and bugle corps The Cadets, a program of YEA!.

Craig Johnson, President of PepWear, said, “YEA! has been an exciting brand-partner for PepWear since 2015. USBands and The Cadets are two very important YEA! programs that make a positive impact on youth across the nation. We want to support that mission in any way possible, and our commemorative merchandise programs help these special memories last a lifetime.”


Vicki Ferrence Ray, Executive Director of YEA!, said, “The attention PepWear gives to producing and marketing high-quality merchandise is exactly what our performers and fans deserve. Adding PepWear as the merchandise partner of The Cadets is an example of the trust that’s grown between our organizations, and our focus on creating a prestigious experience for all performers.”


USBands performers and fans can purchase official event merchandise at USBands events or online at PepWear will offer The Cadets merchandise at DCI events and on a new online merchandise store that will open later this year.



About PepWear: For more than 30 years, PepWear has provided custom merchandise design services, screen printing, and embroidery, and event and online merchandising to organizations across the country, including schools, sports teams and leagues, marching bands, musical and pageantry organizations, and businesses.


Garrett Scharton, Vice President of Business Development


About YEA!: Founded in 1990, Youth Education in the Arts affords young members the opportunity to participate in some of the most prestigious events in the world. YEA! invites the world of tomorrow and makes a huge difference in the lives of thousands of young people each year. Within the programs of YEA!, which include USBands and The Cadets, young people gain an edge. They learn to cooperate, they learn to set goals, they work long and hard and they learn what it takes to be a success!

Vicki Ferrence Ray, Executive Director

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