Since 1957, BD Performing Arts has set out to be the global leader and innovator in youth development through music and performing arts. Each new relationship we develop is critical to our success. Today we are proud to announce that we are teaming up with Stanbury Uniforms to be the exclusive uniform company for BDPA.
“Stanbury Uniforms shares our strong commitment to creating high quality experiences for students, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them,” said Shaun Gallant, CEO of BD Performing Arts. “Collectively, we believe the experience that comes with participation in a performing arts organization builds discipline, character, pride, and self-confidence at a crucial age and forms the springboard to even greater achievements in adulthood.”
Be on the lookout for a fresh new look as The Blue Devils, BDB, and BDC will now exclusively wear Stanbury Uniforms! As a manufacturer with a long and successful history, Stanbury is known for their innovative excellence which we feel is a strong match for what we do at BD Performing Arts. Their products are bold, durable, and high quality. With Scott Chandler and The Blue Devils creative minds, we are tremendously excited for the new look and 2022 season.
“Partnering with the 19-time DCI World Champion is incredibly exciting!” says Steve Roberts, General Manager of Stanbury Uniforms. “We’ve long been a proud sponsor of DCI and have been loyal, long-term partners with several amazing world class corps, all of whom have helped us to become leaders in innovation. Working with the Blue Devils and Scott Chandler will be an enormous opportunity to continue pursuing higher levels of innovative excellence – pushing us even further to create incredible designs for a fantastic organization.”
“The Stanbury name is iconic in the marching arts,” added Scott Chandler, BDPA Creative Director. “As a sixth grade student embarking on a marching music adventure I clearly recall the Stanbury uniforms of the high school marching band. Through the years I have continued to see their dedication to developing the very best for our incredible, ever changing culture of music and motion. I’m pleased to join the outstanding people of this legendary company as we explore a future of creativity and quality.”
Stanbury's relationship with Varsity Performing Arts will also bring an exciting opportunity for BDPA to reach more people with our mission than ever before. We are excited to tap into their network and expand our reach into the scholastic space with new educational initiatives. As we begin coming out of the pandemic, it is more important than ever to bridge the gap and help reignite passion for the performing arts again! We look forward to pioneering that effort, motivating students across the country and increasing access for students in the performing arts.
“Varsity Performing Arts is thrilled to be partnering with Blue Devils Performing Arts (BDPA), the premier pageantry arts organization. Collectively, we share an unparalleled commitment to industry excellence. Our mission-based core of elevating the student experience at every stage of a performer’s journey is embedded in camps, events, and education,” says Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit. “Through this exciting educational partnership, students will have augmented opportunities to grow as performers and young people on and off the field. Together, Varsity Performing Arts and Blue Devils Performing Arts are committed to expanding student participation across the country by providing engaging content, student safety initiatives, and new innovative events that celebrate these incredible young people.”
Each of these new partners brings unique opportunities to the table for BDPA, and we are excited to work towards an exciting future. Together we look forward to creating innovative products, education initiatives, and student experiences that promote and support life-changing opportunities through the performing arts!
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, visit stanbury.com
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, visit varsityperformingarts.com
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