AWCT Performance Wear (A Wish Come True) and YEA! Partner for 2017

AWCT Performance Wear and Youth Education in the Arts have announced a one-year partnership with AWCT Performance Wear becoming the exclusive costume partner for The Cadets and Cadets2 color guards and USBands.

The design staffs of The Cadets and Cadets2 have been working closely with the team at AWCT to develop their visual identity through the color guard costuming this year for The Cadets' production of "The Faithful, The Fallen, The Forgiven" and Cadets2's production "Once Upon A Lifetime."

"We have very ambitious plans for both ensembles this season and it has been terrific to work with the team at A Wish Come True," said George Hopkins, CEO of YEA! and Director of The Cadets. "We have a fantastic creative team led by Joe Heininger and Kristy Templin and their relationship with A Wish Come True has led to a wonderful set of costumes so far. We can't wait to see what is yet to come!"

Hopkins continued, "YEA! is the only organization in the pageantry activity that both uses the products we endorse with The Cadets and Cadets2, and serves the scholastic music world through USBands and nearly 140 events. We look forward to leveraging that unique position in the activity to help support A Wish Come True to reach their business goals."

Renee Stojek, Marketing Director at AWCT commented, "With Joe Heininger being a lead costume designer at AWCT and the lead color guard designer for The Cadets, a partnership was a natural choice."

AWCT Performance Wear has emerged as a trend-setting force in the pageantry arts over the last 10 years. AWCT is reliable, affordable and committed to creating your vision, whether it's with their extensive uniform and costume collection including flags, shoes and equipment or a complete custom look, as worn by The Cadets and Cadets2 for the 2017 season.

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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