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Landmark Merchandise Agreement with

Youth Education in the Arts now a proud partner of


For the first time in their 80-year history, The Cadets and Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) are proud to announce an official partnership in the merchandise and apparel category with

As part of the agreement, becomes the “Official Apparel Provider and Partner” of YEA!, working closely with the creative and marketing teams at YEA! to develop new lines of merchandise for the organization’s performing ensembles including The Cadets, Cadets2, Cadets Winter Percussion and Xcape Dance Company, as well as a full line of event wear for the USBands fall marching band and indoor seasons. Additionally, YEA! and will be developing a new line of music apparel for students, musicians, parents and fans to help share their love of music and dance.

“Merchandise continues to be one of the most important facets of the operations that support The Cadets, USBands and YEA!,” said George Hopkins, CEO of YEA! and Director of The Cadets. “We have made some strides in the past few years, but with our new alliance with Robert Taylor and the team at, we look to reinvent the way we handle merchandise and the quality and style of the garments we offer to our fans.”

Robert Taylor, CEO of said of the agreement, “We have long been admirers of The Cadets and the YEA! organization. They stand for the same principles we do as a company, including commitment to excellence and leadership in their field. By partnering with an organization of the size and scope of YEA!, we have only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible.  We pride ourselves in being able to produce quality apparel that has fashion and style designed into the finished piece. We are sure that fans of The Cadets, USBands and music will love what we come up with!”

Watch for more exciting announcements coming soon from the YEA! and partnership, including the unveiling of the 2014 Cadets and Cadets2 lines of merchandise in the next few weeks.

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