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PepWear Adds The Cadets to Lineup of Drum Corps Merchandise Partnerships

March 12th, 2019


Cedar Hill, TX: Just a few months after becoming the official merchandise partner of some of the most prestigious drum corps, PepWear has extended its partnership with YEA! to include The Cadets.


This marks the fourth world champion drum corps organization to partner with PepWear, a growing list that includes Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA), Blue Devils Performing Arts (BDPA), and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.


Each drum corps expressed their enthusiasm for this new partnership. Charles Frost, Executive Director/CEO of VMAPA, said the partnership was “the opportunity we have been waiting for.” Shaun Gallant, CEO of BDPA, and Chris Hartowicz, President of The Cavaliers, both highlighted PepWear’s operational excellence and professional strategy as the keys to taking their championship brands to the next level.


When speaking of this expanded partnership, Vicki Ferrence Ray, Executive Director of YEA!, said, “PepWear has proven their ability to manage an elite merchandise program. More than that, their mission of commemorating student achievements gives us confidence in the future of this partnership and the benefits it will bring to The Cadets and our fans.”


Craig Johnson, President of PepWear, said, “Our partnership with YEA! has been solid from the beginning. Adding The Cadets is the next step in building our relationship with YEA! and solidifying our commitment to support the marching arts community. We’re thrilled!”


Merchandise will be available all summer long and online at:
Vanguard Music and Performing Arts:
Blue Devils Performing Arts:
The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps:
The Cadets: Coming Soon!


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 The Cadets: The Cadets, a program of Youth Education in the Arts, is one of the oldest and most honored continuously operating drum and bugle corps, with members from across the globe. With 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships, The Cadets are one of the winningest drum corps in history.
Vicki Ferrence Ray, Executive Director of YEA!

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