October 2017 PMW News

IMPORTANT PMW UPDATES!

We have new Fall phone hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm PST

We are closed 11/23/17 & 11/24/17 for Thanksgiving
We are closed 12/25/17 – 1/2/18 for the holidays
Please email sales@marchingworld.com or erica@marchingword.com with any questions, or requests for tracking or returns

 

Important Info on the Ordering Process

  • All orders should be placed on line at www.marchingworld.com. This is to ensure accuracy as well as to help speed up the ordering and shipping process
  • We accept Purchase Orders through the website as a checkout/payment method! Please email your P.O. copy to erica@marchingworld.com and reference your website order number
  • Expedited shipping is not always available so lease plan to order one to two weeks in advance

All TRACKING information requests and RETURN authorization requests should be emailed with your order number to erica@marchingworld.com or sales@marchingworld.com

USA 2017 Camps Are Here!

Thank you for choosing the USA — Where Teams Come True™!
We are STRONG AS ONE in 2017!

Check out 2017 Summer Camp dates, locations & pricing HERE.

DRUM MAJORS AND MASTER DRUM MAJORS IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA

JOIN US JUNE 28 – JULY 1, 2017
at
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
in Los Angeles, California

SUMMER USA CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

CLICK HERE to learn more about some of our staff!

  • You will not regret checking out this gorgeous USA camp location, which is among the nation’s most beautiful and green campuses. Last summer, this location was a HUGE HIT with our other programs!
  •  Enjoy staying overnight at this 142-acre bluff-top campus located in West Los Angeles.
  • With sweeping vistas of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, Loyola Marymount University is situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world.
  •  Enjoy the fabulous ocean breeze as you take in the outdoors. LMU has comfortable dorms and the food is delicious!
  • Get a taste of college life by staying in the dorm and having classes at a gorgeous campus!

 

CLICK HERE to get information and to download the registration form!

Registration is now open for the Varsity University in CA! May 20 – 21 in Costa Mesa, CA!

 

TAG – You’re It!  Be sure to follow and tag us on Facebook (United Spirit Association), Twitter (@USAcamps), Instagram (@USAcamps) and YouTube (usacamps)!

Sign Up for Drum Major Competitions Today!

American Drum Major

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American Drum Major Competitions

RELAUNCH OF CALIFORNIA’S LONGEST RUNNING DRUM MAJOR COMPETITION CIRCUIT SET TO SHAKE UP 2017 SEASON

LOS ANGELES– After a short hiatus, Peacocks Marching World American Drum Major Competitions will return to the 2017 season with a re-launch of their historic brand.  The company has released a tentative competition schedule on their website which includes educational clinics for new, aspiring and returning competitors. The organization, short-handedly referred to as “Peacocks,” was the longest-running and most participated Drum Major competition series in the state.  For over 30 years, they created arguably the nations top and most tested drum majors.  Their tradition of producing formidable competitors and leaders can still be seen today – all of the other drum major circuits currently in operation are run by former competitors and champions of the Peacocks series.
The circuit plans on redefining how competitions operate, including accessing certain prestigious public venues that most people only get to be spectators at.  “We’re pumped up for this.  These competitions are going to be rigorous and demanding.  We can’t mention certain venues we are in talks with, but they will bring an added flair and pressure,” said Esteban De Leon, the Director of Competitions, “the support that is mounting for this massive return is incredible.”
There will be a clinic on Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017 available for any student interested in competing, preparing for auditions or simply interested in refining their craft.  This seminar will include instruction from accomplished adjudicators regarding the circuit and include lessons in Military Baton, Mace and Field Conducting.  The clinic will be held at Emperor Elementary School in Temple City, Calif. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a cost of $10 per student.  Registration must be completed online here at www.marchingworld.com, but can be done at the school the morning of the clinic, so all walk-ons are welcome.

Questions?  Contact Esteban via email:  esteban@americandrummajor.com

Looking forward to seeing you this season!

July 2016 News Letter

FIELD SHOW & SUMMER ORDERING IS HERE!

HOW TO ORDER YOUR UNIFORM ACCESSORIES SUCCESSFULLY!

  1. ORDER EARLY & ORDER ONLINE: Our processing time is 24 to 48 hours and standard shipping time is one week so make sure to plan ahead to beat the rush! The fastest way to get an order processed is to place it through the website! SPECIAL OFFER FOR ORDERING ONLINE: use coupon code WEBSITEBONUS to get $1 off each pair of shoes ordered!
  2. PURCHASE ORDERS: You can checkout online with a P.O.! Check out online as you normally would and select the payment option “Purchase Order”. In the box type the P.O. number, or if you don’t have one yet you can type in “P.O to follow” and we will email a copy of the invoice for you to get a PO. The order will be on hold until we receive a copy by fax or email.
    Fax: 805-456-0296 or sales@marchingworld.com
  3. TAKE NOTE OF CUSTOM ITEM PRODUCTION TIMES: Our products that take longer than 48 hours to ship will say their production time frame in the product details.
  4. TRACKING INFORMATION: With the large volume of orders coming in, often you will receive a package before we receive a tracking number! If you are worried about where your package is, send us an email at sales@marchingworld.com and include your order number so we can help you out!
  5. RETURNS: You can check out our return policy HERE. No returns will be accepted without a Return Authorization Number (RAN). To get an RAN please send an email request to sales@marchingworld.com with your order number and reason for return.
  6. HOW TO GET A QUOTE: The fastest and easiest way to get an accurate quote is to put all of your items in the cart and proceed to checkout as normal. Enter your billing and shipping and when you get to payment method select PURCHASE ORDER. In the box write: QUOTE ONLY and you will receive a formal quote to turn in for a P.O. or for payment. The invoice will be voided after 30 days if not confirmed.

June 2016 News Letter

FIELD SHOW & SUMMER ORDERING IS HERE!

HOW TO ORDER YOUR UNIFORM ACCESSORIES SUCCESSFULLY!

  1. ORDER EARLY & ORDER ONLINE: Our processing time is 24 to 48 hours and standard shipping time is one week so make sure to plan ahead to beat the rush! The fastest way to get an order processed is to place it through the website! SPECIAL OFFER FOR ORDERING ONLINE: use coupon code WEBSITEBONUS to get $1 off each pair of shoes ordered!
  2. PURCHASE ORDERS: You can checkout online with a P.O.! Check out online as you normally would and select the payment option “Purchase Order”. In the box type the P.O. number, or if you don’t have one yet you can type in “P.O to follow” and we will email a copy of the invoice for you to get a PO. The order will be on hold until we receive a copy by fax or email.
    Fax: 805-456-0296 or sales@marchingworld.com
  3. TAKE NOTE OF CUSTOM ITEM PRODUCTION TIMES: Our products that take longer than 48 hours to ship will say their production time frame in the product details.
  4. TRACKING INFORMATION: With the large volume of orders coming in, often you will receive a package before we receive a tracking number! If you are worried about where your package is, send us an email at sales@marchingworld.com and include your order number so we can help you out!
  5. RETURNS: You can check out our return policy HERE. No returns will be accepted without a Return Authorization Number (RAN). To get an RAN please send an email request to sales@marchingworld.com with your order number and reason for return.
  6. HOW TO GET A QUOTE: The fastest and easiest way to get an accurate quote is to put all of your items in the cart and proceed to checkout as normal. Enter your billing and shipping and when you get to payment method select PURCHASE ORDER. In the box write: QUOTE ONLY and you will receive a formal quote to turn in for a P.O. or for payment. The invoice will be voided after 30 days if not confirmed.

March 2016 News Letter

SIGN UP TODAY FOR USA’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AND CAMP!

USA Camp Prepares and Grows Student Success in Leadership and Performance!

  • Complete and balanced program:  leadership, spinning, conducting, specialty sessions and private coaching sessions

  • USA’s Leadership Program is relevant, practical and designed to support the Band Director
  • 3 different performance evaluations with feedback and awards

Get the Best in Leadership and Performance Training — register and pay by June 1st to get $20 off!

 

NEW ITEMS ON SALE!

Check out our specials and sales category – with new items coming soon! Ton’s of never before used plumes, hats, flags, gloves, shoes, and more!

Specials will continue to be updated throughout the next season, so make sure to check back periodically.

Click HERE to see what is on sale today!

February 2016 News Letter

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“Sound of Spirit” Marching Band Award!

Varsity is giving away a Marching Band Award! See submission details below. Click HERE to see the brochure (pages 4-5).
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Sign up today for the USA Drum Major Performance Showcase.  Prepare for tryouts and perform in uniform at the Performance Showcase March 19th!
See details HERE!

Win an iPad Air in our latest contest!

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Win an Apple iPad Air from Peacocks Marching World!

Follow this link to enter the contest or check it out on our Facebook page!

*TO ENTER:

  1. Click on the ‘Participate’ button
  2. Send invitations to your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, email and text message
  3. Check back to see how many friends joined (and how many entries you’ve received)

Person with the most referrals wins the Grand Prize!

*Contest ends December 9th, 2015

November 2015 News Letter

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Peacocks Marching World Feature with LTC Jay Brewer of Texas A&M University

Formed in 1894, The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is known nationally as the “Pulse of Aggieland.” Through the years, the band has grown to over 400 members. They are the largest military marching band in the nation and each week perform a new drill featuring traditional marching music. While at most large football stadiums, fans run to the concession stands the moment halftime begins, at Kyle Field the Aggie 12th Man not only stays, they stand for the entire performance to support the band, showing their appreciation for the difficult drill with a Whoop! (the Aggie sign of approval)  and applause.
Texas A&M University is rich in traditions and the Corps of Cadets, of which the Aggie Band is an integral part of, is known as the Keepers of the Tradition. The band is there to support all traditions, from Midnight Yell practice, to the Corps of Cadets March In and Review, and other campus traditions. Even staff members on campus speak of how hearing the band’s rehearsal each morning starts their day with energy. Not only does the band perform for campus events, but they are a favorite at community parades and other functions, especially those honoring our nation’s military members and veterans.
The band functions as it does due to the strength of student leaders. There are three drum majors, each with their own leadership responsibilities, as well as a student band commander, company commanders and other leaders for each of the bands outfits. These students lead and teach others in traditions, music and drill, and life skills needed for navigating a large and academically strenuous campus. Those leaders are supported by staff members from the Corps of Cadets and by LTC Jay Brewer, who frequently has band members in his office for advice and support. It is the students that have kept him with the Aggie Band program, not only the students who are great leaders and successful from their freshmen year, but more importantly, the students who struggle and have to learn how to rise from mistakes and failures. Seeing those students grow and finally succeed, whether academically or personally, to Colonel Brewer is better than writing the best drill. Sending Aggies into the world with the Texas A&M values of Loyalty, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Selfless Service, and Respect is the best tradition of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.

For more information about the music programs at Texas A&M University, please visit our website, http//:musa.tamu.edu

 

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October 2015 News Letter

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Peacocks Marching World Feature with Jeremy Duby M.M. Director of Bands at Olivet College

History: When did your group first start your activity and how has your group/you continued to participate?
The Olivet College Marching Comets were a staple on campus during the 70’s.  For varying reasons, the program dwindled, and now, during the fall of 2015, has made a triumphal return after a 30 year hiatus.  The comeback has revitalized spirit on campus, and has strengthened relationships with all students, alumni, community members and especially the athletic department.

Traditions:  What traditions are you working to create and carry on within the music programs you work with?
The band performs their warm up routines in the college square the morning of game day.  The football team gets blessed in our church every game day, and then walks to the stadium by police escort.  The band now marches the team (still with police escort) down main street from the church to the stadium.  Once there, the band plays in the tailgate area to energize the fans for the game.

Leadership: What kind of Leadership opportunities are you providing for your participants? Were your provided these opportunities as a participant or student?
As the band is small while we rebuild, there are no drum majors or section leaders individually at this time.  The students have all taken an active leadership role as a band member.  They have taken roles in designing apparel, organizing fund raisers, and promoting the program across the campus and the surrounding communities.  The students have taken a great ownership of the program, and we work together to build upon the legacy of our alumni, and to create our own legacy to hand down to the future Marching Comets.

Community:  How are your students representing the community (and institution) through performances?  Are there any particular events that stand out? 
We perform at our annual kick off ceremonies for the Athletic department.  We will begin to play at our annual move in day celebration next year.  The band has been asked to march in parades in our local towns, and is also very visible and active during big campus events such as homecoming.  The band marches around the square in a pied piper fashion collecting student groups and leading them to the bon fire pep rally.     We are especially looking forward to representing the college internationally by performing in La Grande Parade De Paris – Champs Elyées on New Year’s Day in Paris, France.

How can someone get involved with your band?
Students can contact the director of bands, Jeremy Duby at (269)749-7158 or jduby@olivetcollege.edu for more information regarding the college and its music program and to schedule an audition.  The band is open to music majors and non-majors alike.

Why do you do this?
Band in general is the central part of school pride and spirit.  The marching band is the most visible part of this program.  We are at most of the athletic and college events throughout the school year, adding an electric atmosphere to the events and a collaboration of all students and fans in attendance.  Internally, there is no better team building than working with the marching band.  The students bond and create a large family atmosphere within the campus community.  The students take a special ownership of the ensemble, and a great deal of pride in the program and institution.

Is there a website or link you would like people to go to?
http://www.olivetcollege.edu/ – Facebook: OCcometbands – Instagram: @marchingcomets