Style Plus is located in Trenton, NJ and was founded in 1971 by Glenn Mangee who had the simple idea of making band accessories available to all bands through a vast network of representatives. His goal was to provide quality products and superb service to band programs nationwide, and created the Style Plus product line to achieve that goal. Forty years later, Style Plus continues to be the leading supplier for marching bands across the country, and worldwide.
For all of you who have shared in this endeavor, we say thank you. For all of you who are about to become part of the Style Plus family, we say welcome. We are sure you will not be disappointed.
Director’s Showcase International (DSI) is located in Ligonier, IN and is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of equipment and accessories for the marching band, color guard, and concert / choral industries.
Our popular MTX and Viper marching shoes are worn by numerous DCI World Champions, BOA Grand Nationals Champions and competitive high school and collegiate marching band programs. Our complete line of CommandCenter podiums, carts and ladders are used by hundreds of schools, drum corps and winter guards every year. And the equipment of choice for most of the top color guards and winter guards, including several WGI World Champions, is our Elite rifle, Excalibur sabre and Ever-Dri glove.
With over 30 years dedicated to serving marching bands around the world, it’s not surprising the top drum corps, high schools and universities use and recommend our products. As a DCI Tour Partner and WGI Corporate Partner for the past several years, DSI remains committed to helping all groups look, feel and perform their very best.
Stage Optics was born out of the owners 7 years designing props for his daughters Marching Band and Winterguard shows. Traveling performers such as Marching Bands, Drum Corps, Winter Guards and bands of all genres have unique needs for stage backdrops. They must be easily transportable, easy to assemble, durable and once deployed make YOU LOOK GOOD! Stage Optics designs and manufactures Display Panel Frame Kits and components to make your stage backdrops look GOOD! Our unique designs give you flexibility of size and options to meet your presentation goals and budget. The frame corners create a smooth transitions removing the wrinkles and puckers from your display panel. The sturdy corners mean there is no need for center support bars. These kits are reusable. You can size them this season and change sizes next season. And you can deploy them in minutes!
Before Drillmasters invented them in 1984, there were no marching shoes. Students suffered band in Hush Puppies from Sears and zero-support, canvas, “Tennis Shoes.” Originally called, DRILLSTARS, DRILLMASTERS burst on the scene with the world’s first shoe designed for the marching activity.
Drillmasters has been the best-selling/most popular band shoe in the world for 28 years in a row. Because music educators who want the best for their students appreciate that its patented ROLLED-HEEL makes it a snap to teach and execute a flawless Corps Style “glide step.” That maximizes performance and rewards the highest scores.
Up-Front Footwear is located in Mt. Joy, PA and has distributed the DINKLES Marching Band Shoes since 1986. They have established themselves as the leader in Marching Band Footwear by knowing the most about band shoes because they understand the manufacturing of leather and vinyl marching shoes in the country.
DINKLES offers shoes in all prices ranges from the all leather Vanguard to the best value in marching shoes, the Glide. They also have a full assortment of jazz style shoes and majorette boots that can be worn indoors or out.
No other shoes on the market are constructed better or tested more than DINKLES. All shoes are laboratory tested for durability, abrasion, flexibility, and material strength. All their shoes have high flexibility, unmatched durability, and rubber soles for traction and most of all safety.
A Wish Come True of Bristol, PA has been dedicated to providing performers with quality, show-stopping costumes for over twenty years,. Built on the idea that costuming should not only shine, but also be flattering, comfortable and reliable, AWCT has developed the most extensive range of sizes in the industry and perfected production in their state-of-the-art US factory. AWCT’s line of performance wear for the marching arts is tailored to the needs and esthetics of guard and percussion groups. Their newest collection guarantees to be their most extensive and innovative endeavor to date, with options from custom couture to budget conscious chic. From trendy tunics and flags to durable shoes and sabers, AWCT and Band Today have you covered.
Creative Costuming & Designs of Huntington Beach, CA is proud that their unique costumes are designed and manufactured with your performers in mind. They offer a wide range of styles and pricing and their #1 priority when working with you is to make your ensemble look and feel their best.
They offer several levels of design services including Website Costumes that can be selected from the website and ordered exactly as they appear on the site or customized by making color and material modifications. They also have a large library of designs that are not on their website. Their design team will utilize your show information and send design options from their library where you can customize colors and materials. You can also request an original design at no cost for the first design drawing. This process takes a little longer but you can be assured that your ensemble will have a unique identity customized for your production.
Dance Sophisticates is located in Indianapolis, IN and has been a design house of custom performance apparel for over 25 years. They are pleased to remain the elite resource for performance apparel featuring flexible design and individualized custom sizing. The individual sizing advantage is available exclusively at Dance Sophisticates and provides each performer with a custom fit.
Dance Sophisticates offers the finest quality fabrics and notions. This, combined with exceptional construction and unmatched attention to detail, provides each ensemble with the quality attire necessary to create a perfect performance image. Dance Sophisticates provides exceptional customer service and is pleased to offer assistance with the selection and ordering process.
WGT (Winter Guard Tarps) is a pageantry arts supply company that has been servicing Marching Band, Winter Guard and Percussion performance groups with digital printing for years. A subsidiary of ABI Digital Solutions, which has been an industry print leader since 1993, WGT has quickly positioned itself as a go to company for digitally printed tarps. WGT hires people from within the pageantry industry so that we are staffed with individuals who know and care deeply about the pageantry arts, which is also why we are proud sponsors of WGI and DCI, as well as numerous regional circuits around the country.
Digimet Metronomes of Ovilla, TX is the official metronome of the World Class Madison Scouts. If you believe that timing is everything and precision separates the average from the excellent and the good from the phenomenal than you need to consider owning one of the Digimet lines of metronomes.
There is so much more to a Digimet product than just keeping time. Their remote controlled, programmable and easy to use products offer numerous options that will help maximize rehearsal efficiency and enable your ensemble to achieve precision and cohesion on the field or stage.
Jarvis Industries is located in Spring, TX and founded by Darrell Jarvis. Mr. Jarvis built a lightweight podium in 1984 for the drum majors at Westfield, TX High School where the Jarvis’s were active in the Booster Club. While the first podium was built of wood, Mr. Jarvis, whom had previously worked in the aircraft industry, soon started thinking about using aluminum.
In 1986 Jarvis Industries moved to a leased location in Spring, Texas. The product line increased from one podium to five models and other products were created like wagons for transporting equipment, mallet instrument carts, and chime stand frames . Jarvis Industries moved into their own building In 1998, and now produces and ships products to bands throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, Korea, England, and China.
Band Today has put together some basic instructions for sizing your students. This should help new band directors or volunteers who have never ordered shoes before.
After years of experience, we have discovered that it is not often best for students to make a guess about which size they wear! We encourage schools to order a sizing range because it often lowers the number of returns needed on a school’s order. In fact, the suggested size range is listed at the top of each order form.
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