For over 40 years, USBands and WBA have held strong in their commitment to supporting students and band programs across the country with high-quality events, adjudication, and education. Now, with the 2021 Fall Marching Band Season right around the corner, we are excited to take things a step further and boost our offerings through a new partnership with Stanbury Uniforms, Director’s Showcase International (DSI), and Varsity Performing Arts!
Sean King, Executive Director of USBands said in announcing the new partnership with the Varsity Performing Arts brands, “USBands is committed to providing excellence in educational performance opportunities for student-performers and support for music educators, instructors, and designers. We are excited that our new partnership with Varsity Performing Arts, Stanbury Uniforms, and Director’s Showcase will enhance our potential to deliver upon our core mission while expanding into new areas of innovation and participation.”
Together, our organizations are committed to increasing student involvement and creating more inclusive opportunities for participation in Performing Arts. This new partnership will provide an opportunity for USBands, WBA, and the Varsity Performing Arts brands to improve and expand events, strengthen regional relationships, provide new educational opportunities, and introduce innovative new products to improve the student experience.
“Varsity Performing Arts, Stanbury Uniforms, and DSI are proud of this new partnership with USBands – an organization that has a long-standing tradition of providing world-class education to students at all stages of their musical journeys. Their mission – ‘to provide ensembles, regardless of style, size, and experience, an opportunity to be successful while allowing students to benefit from their involvement with scholastic music’ – mirrors our own ideals”, says Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit. “As schools recover from what has been an unparalleled 18 months, a collective dedication to the student experience is vital now more than ever. With shared values of student engagement, safety, and lifelong participation, we are certain that this partnership will elevate the student experience for musicians across the nation.”
Varsity Performing Arts is a division of Varsity Spirit, the leader in cheer, dance, and scholastic band with a mission to elevate the performing experience for all students through camps, education, and events. Through educational initiatives, Varsity Performing Arts works with coaches, leaders, and participants across campuses to develop opportunities for collaborative spirit in school and the surrounding community.
For more information on Varsity Performing Arts, and to see the full lineup of events, visit varsityperformingarts.com
Stanbury Uniforms is a leading provider of apparel for high school and college marching bands, competitive drum corps, color guard, and other performing arts groups. Established in 1917, the company is headquartered in Brookfield, Missouri, and has expanded in recent years to operate a total of three Missouri production facilities. Stanbury is known for exceptional customer service through its nationwide network of Regional Sales Consultants with decades of hands-on experience in the marching community. Stanbury Uniforms continues its ongoing mission to elevate the student experience by providing creative and innovative designs and quality products that stand the test of time.
For more information on Stanbury Uniforms, and to see the full lineup of events, visit stanbury.com
DSI is the leading wholesale distributor of marching band accessories, guard equipment, and concert & choral attire. For over 35 years DSI has supplied products to schools, band boosters, students, and teachers around the globe with their continued commitment to elevating the student experience. Through an exclusive dealer network, DSI has a presence in every US state and in 12 countries around the world. DSI advocates for music education, student leader development, and the organizations that make that all possible.
For more information on DSI, and to see the full lineup of events, visit dshowcase.com