Winter Guard Tarps and YEA! Announce Exclusive Partnership

Winter Guard Tarps and Youth Education in the Arts have announced a one year partnership with Winter Guard Tarps becoming the exclusive digital printing resource for The Cadets and Cadets2. Additionally, they will be the official digital printing partner of USBands.

As part of the agreement, Winter Guard Tarps will work closely with the design staffs of The Cadets and Cadets2 to develop their online visual production this year, allowing Winter Guard Tarps to showcase creative and innovative solutions for two world-class ensembles.

"The visual component of the marching music industry has accelerated at a pace that whatever can be dreamt, can now be produced by our partners at Winter Guard Tarps," said George Hopkins, CEO of YEA! and Director of The Cadets. "YEA! is the only organization in the activity that both uses the products we endorse as The Cadets and Cadets2, as well as open doors to the scholastic music world through USBands. We look forward to working closely with Winter Guard Tarps to engage the marching community and bringing great looking flags, props and tarps to schools around America."

Jason Littleton, Sales Manager of Winter Guard Tarps said of the agreement, "We are beyond excited to work with an organization as outstanding as YEA! The Cadets have been on the forefront of the marching arts activity for so long and we look forward to working closely with them to help bring their vision to life on the field this summer!"

The team at WGT has over 25 years in the large format digital printing industry and over 20 years of experience in the Pageantry Arts. Their team of experts has extensive knowledge in marching band, drum and bugle corps and all facets of WGI indoor activities. Winter Guard Tarps is a division of ABI Digital Solutions, which has been producing "Grand" and "Super Wide" format prints for more than 20 years.

Located in Allentown, Pa., Youth Education in the Arts is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development of young people into magnificent human beings through participation in the arts. Its programs include the 10-time World Champion Cadets and the 2016 DCA World Champion Cadets2 Drum Corps, USBands, and the Urban Arts Center.

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