Boston Crusaders Inks New Deal with Band Shoppe
Boston, MA, February 16, 2017 – The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music are proud to announce the renewal of our sponsorship with Band Shoppe for the historic 45th season of Drum Corps International.
“The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) are excited about extending this sponsorship into the
future,” said Chris Holland, Executive Director of the Boston Crusaders and Chief Operations Officer for Inspire Arts & Music.
“The research and development, analysis, and customer service Band Shoppe extends to us is impressive. Everything they
do — from uniform and costume design to manufacturing is top notch. Well beyond a sponsorship, this is a partnership.
We take great pride in representing Band Shoppe and there is great excitement about this season and the years to come.”
Band Shoppe will showcase its custom product line and talented team members as they advance the Crusaders
organization this season and in future years. Company President, Jay Pearison is grateful for the partnership and is excited
about what the future holds for the success of both organizations.
“It is an awesome opportunity and a great honor to continue our partnership with the Boston Crusaders and
Inspire Arts & Music. This partnership has been beneficial for both organizations, allowing us to learn and grow from each
other. It has been a pleasure to work alongside Chris Holland and IAM President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Cronin.
Our Creative Team is extremely excited to be working with the Boston Crusaders’ Artistic Director, Keith Potter, on some
amazing things for 2017 and beyond,” stated Pearison.
About Band Shoppe
Located in Southern Indiana since 1970, Band Shoppe, a division of Pearison Incorporated, continues a proud
tradition of providing quality products and outstanding customer service to music educators and guard instructors
around the globe. As an industry leader, Band Shoppe offers a complete line of custom uniforms and flags, and a large
selection of in stock merchandise. Band Shoppe has everything needed for a successful marching season, year after year.
With a full staff of sales and customer service representatives, as well as secure online shopping, Band Shoppe provides a
smooth and easy ordering experience.
For more information about Band Shoppe, visit bandshoppe.com
About Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music
The Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, a program of Inspire Arts & Music, was founded in 1940 and is the
third-oldest junior drum and bugle corps in the nation, as well as a founding member of Drum Corps International.
The corps is composed entirely of brass players, percussionists, and color guard members under the age of 22, who travel
over 10,000 miles each summer. They perform in more than 40 competitions and exhibitions before a combined audience
of over 300,000 fans.
The Boston Crusaders’ mission is to provide its members with opportunities to reach their highest potential, both
as a person and an artist, while providing a healthy balance between education and competition. The Boston Crusaders
seek to constantly challenge members to excel every day through a dynamic and unique combination of artistic, athletic,
and life goals, that members will not find elsewhere.
For more information about the Boston Crusaders, visit bostoncrusaders.org
Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is a not-for-profit organization whose programs seek to develop and ‘inspire’ young
adults via both scholastic and non-scholastic activities. With a portfolio of performing arts programs, the mission of IAM is
to help individuals develop and demonstrate the qualities needed to achieve excellence — in both their artistic endeavors
and their personal lives.
For more information about Inspire Arts & Music, visit inspirearts.org