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Buyer's Guide 2016

View and print the 2016 Buyer's Guide: a list of top companies devoted to show choir.

AUDITORIUMS AND ACOUSTICS

Acoustics First
2247 Tomlyn St., Richmond, VA 23230
888-765-2900 or 800-342-2900
www.acousticsfirst.com

Acoustics First designs, manufactures, distributes and sells acoustical panels and sound-proofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise. These sound and noise control products include sound absorbers, diffusers, noise barriers, and vibration control devices from people who have been giving out sound advice for over 30 years. The principals of Acoustics First have been in the acoustics business since the seventies, when they introduced industrial foam as an acoustic panel for recording studios. We now supply many types of acoustical materials including acoustical foams, fabric wrapped panels, sound diffusers, noise barrier materials, acoustical fabrics, bass traps, & ceiling treatments.

StageRight
495 Pioneer Parkway, Clare, MI 48617
800-438-4499
www.StageRight.com

Bringing over 25 years of innovative solutions and products, StageRight stood at the forefront in platform design and application. We have products and services that can be applied to meet the design intent of any space. We welcome the input of the designer and end user, so that the end result exceeds expectations in both aesthetics and functionality. Our sturdy and durable materials offer you a solid investment that will continue to exceed your needs for years to come. Let us know how we can help you solve the challenges of the ever changing environment. Please contact us for design consulation, budgeting, and specifications. A solution is only a phone call or click away. 

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Staging Concepts
7008 Northland Drive Minneapolis, MN 55428
763-533-2094
www.stagingconcepts.com

Staging Concepts' performance equipment provides solutions to accommodate demanding performance schedules and unique theatre spaces. The easy-to-install equipment allows for a variety of performances and events to be staged in the same space. Equipment includes extremely durable performance staging, orchestra pit fillers, trap platforms, stage extensions, seating risers, choral risers, acoustical shells, ADA platforms, and custom applications to a wide range of worldwide venues: performing arts centers, theatres, arenas, convention centers, worship facilities, schools, hotels and more. Staging Concepts' full equipment line is designed and engineered to provide maximum flexibility for challenging configurations that demand quick and easy setup.

Wenger
555 Park Drive, Owatonna, MN 55060-0448
1-800-4Wenger (493-6437)
www.wengercorp.com

Wenger Corporation provides innovative, high-quality products and solutions for music and theatre education, performing arts and athletic equipment storage and transport. For more than 60 years Wenger has been listening to what our customers need and then designing and manufacturing innovative, durable and functional products to meet those needs. Wenger pioneered sound isolation in practice rooms and now offers modular rooms with virtual acoustic technology (VAE) and built-in digital recording/playback. Products include pre-engineered acoustical doors, sound-isolating music practice rooms, acoustical shells, instrument and equipment storage cabinets, audience seating, portable stage platforms and staging systems, tiered risers, music furniture and more.

COMPETITIONS AND PROGRAMS

Ball State University School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building, (MU) 203, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306
765-285-5400
www.bsu.edu/music

People to Know: Andrew Crow, Director of Choral Activities; Kerry Glann, Assistant Director of Choral Activities; and Alan Alder, Director of University Singers. There are six choral ensembles: Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, University Choral Union, Statesmen, Women's Chorus, and University Singers. We feature several degree and diploma options: Artist Diploma in Music Performance, Doctor of Arts in Music (degree program includes a substantial primary area of study plus additional preparation for a career in collegiate-level teaching), Master of Music, Master of Arts, or Bachelor of Music. Graduate assistantships are available in all areas, including University Singers. Visit us to learn more at bsu.edu/music. For more information about the Ball State University Singers, contact Alan Alder at alalder@bsu.edu.

Show Choir National Championship Series: FAME Events

7255 E Hampton Ave, Ste 127, Mesa, AZ 85209
800-289-6441
www.shbg1owchoirs.org

Though FAME has promoted the Show Choir Cup as the National Championship since 1996, it was not until 2011 that a complete Show Choir National Championship Series was introduced. This new format not only provided a National Championship event for Show Choirs but a means to qualify for this event. Show Choirs register to participate in one of a series of six regional competitions to determine the National Finalists. The National Finalists then receive a bid for participation in the National Championships. The 2016 season events are in Branson, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Hollywood, with Show Choir Finals in April.

COSTUMES AND ACCESSORIES

Choir Mart Accessories
11842 NE 29th Street, Elkhart, IA 50073
888-399-SING (7464) or 515-367-5003
www.choir-martaccessories.com

Choir Mart has been servicing choir and civic groups across the United States and Canada for over 25 years with top quality choir accessories at the lowest price in the industry. We have a complete line of formal/concert wear and show choir apparel including tuxedos, shirts, vests, blouses, skirts, men's and women's concert/dance shoes and dresses. Bowties, Cummerbunds, Ties, Suspenders, Jewelry, Nylon/Vinyl Garment bags, Conductor Podiums and Storage/Uniform Racks are some of the accessories we offer. Choir Robes are also available from our own Murphy Robe Sales Consultant. Remember: when a choir looks sharp, they think, act and sing their best!

Dornink Show Choir Costumes
518 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-255-7528
www.dorninkshowchoir.com

Dornink, a custom design fashion house in Des Moines, Iowa, can create your show choir costumes to perfectly complement your set. Choose from our many styles or design your own and let us make your vision a reality. Dornink styles can be customized to fit your set and your budget. Dornink has over 22 years of experience creating show choir costumes. Founder Faythe Dornink began custom sewing costumes for her daughters in show choir in 1992. Since then, designer and daughter Sarah Dornink, educated and trained in New York, has joined the business. Sarah and Faythe will personally work with you to custom design your costumes and create the perfect set.

Satin Stitches Ltd.
11894 Round Lake Blvd. N.W., Minneapolis, MN 55433
763-323-9507 or 1-800-48-SATIN
www.satinstitches.com

Real Custom...Real Quality For 35 Years! At Satin Stitches, we pride ourselves on producing couture quality performance costumes and uniforms, right here at our showroom/production facility in Minneapolis. We do not cut corners on quality and do not just simply "customize" stock styles and call it "custom." You can only appreciate and understand our superior Satin Stitches quality if you see and wear it for yourself. So don't hesitate to call or email with questions about what we can do for you!

FUNDRAISING

Bagus Custom Flip Flops
179-C Roymar, Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1045
www.baguscustom.com

Bagus Custom Flip Flops provides totally customized flip flops for your show choir, school, team, club or class. Made in your colors and customized with your mascot or logo, sell them as a fundraiser, add them to your logo wear, or use them as a member appreciation gift. Our top quality flip flops are retail quality, durable, comfortable, and stylish. Raise spirit as well as funds! With over 25 years of experience and our top rated customer service, we make it easy for you. Visit our website today at www.baguscustom.com to see how easy it is to get started.

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PO Box 407 Hershey, PA 17033-0407
800-533-8824
www.dutchmillbulbs.com

Dutch Mill Bulbs originated Flower Bulb Fundraising over 50 years ago. Our Fall Fundraising Program and Spring Fundraising Program offer easy-to-sell and easy-to-grow varieties of flower bulbs and bare root perennials. We've helped tens of thousands of groups exceed their fundraising goals with our Flower Bulb Fundraising Programs. Our Fundraising Program is the perfect flower bulb fundraiser for your group to fundraise while "going green" with our eco-friendly, economically priced no-risk Fundraising Programs. Since its inception, Dutch Mill Bulbs has been recognized for outstanding service, value, quality and reliability. You can ount on us for your most successful fundraiser ever!

Fun Pasta
P.O. Box 159245, Nashville, TN 37215
800-247-0188
www.funpastafundraising.com

Fun Pasta Fundraising is new and unique! Sell Pasta in "fun shapes" like musical notes, sports, holidays, collegiate logos & more!  Healthy and fun foods for the entire family! Need a great choir fundraising idea? We can help! Earning up to 50% profit, you can sell from our brochure and also online with your webpage link! Free brochures & free shipping! Prizes include iTunes or Wal-Mart gift cards. Some of the benefits of our program are: One-of-a-Kind products, made in the USA, affordable price points, healthy and fun, long shelf life, easy distribution - no melting or refrigeration, Online Leader Dashboard, and Auto Alert Marketing Tool for sellers. Have Fun, eat pasta, and raise money!

Rada Mfg Co. Fundraising
PO Box 838, Waverly, IA 50677
800-311-9691 or 1-319-352-5454
www.radacutlery.com/fundraising

Rada Cutlery Fundraising features 100% Made in the USA kitchen products - kitchen knives, utensils, gift sets (also cookbooks, stoneware, soy wax candles and quick mixes). There are no upfront costs and your group will make a 40% profit. The Rada Cutlery fundraising system is designed to meet the needs of group leaders and the fundraising participants: 99% of all orders ship out in two working days, our forms and catalogs evolve based on customer feedback, and we offer an Internet Fundraising option so you easily collect orders from out-of-town families and friends

World's Finest Chocolate
4801 S. Lawndale, Chicago, IL 60632
1.888.821.8452
www.worldsfinestchocolate.com

Discover the best. Discover World's Finest Chocolate. Made in the USA. Family owned and based in Chicago, World's Finest Chocolate has over 60 years of experience and prides itself on being one of nine American companies that manufactures chocolate directly from the bean. The most modern machinery, dedicated employees and the finest ingredients allow World's Finest Chocolate to consistently deliver the perfect balance of flavor, texture and color. We are proud to make our chocolate right here in the USA.

LIGHTING AND SOUND

Audixbg3
9400 SW Barber St., Wilsonville OR, 97070
502-682-6933
www.audixusa.com

Audix commenced in 1984 with a mission that remains unchanged: To design, engineer, and manufacture high performing, innovative products that contribute to the advancement of the professional audio industry. Year after year Audix microphones are recognized for their innovative design, performance, quality, durability and value. Audix is determined to push the limits of technology.  From concept to completion, our on-site research and development team combines with an in-house manufacturing facility, enable us to proudly provide products designed at our Wilsonville, Oregon, headquarters. Audix continues to evolve as we strive to provide you with products that exceed your expectations.

Full Compass
9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy, Madison, WI 53593
800-476-9886 or 608-831-7330
www.fullcompass.com

Full Compass is a national leader in Professional Audio, Professional Video, A/V, Lighting and Musical Instrument sales. For over 30 years, our goal has been to provide the best possible value with exceptional customer service. We offer over 700 top equipment brands including Shure, Yamaha, Panasonic, Sony, JBL, Sennheiser, Canon, QSC, Audio-Technica, Crown and much more. We also provide services such as computer systems integration, lighting design, and rentals. Full Compass is also an authorized service center and parts distributor for most of the major manufacturers we carry.

Vu
9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy., Madison, WI 53593
608-831-1946 or 800-828-0509
www.fullcompass.com/brand/VU.html

Vu is a premier manufacturer of professional products under the VuR and Cable UpR brand names. Our products consist of quality cables, headphones, microphones, mounts, distribution amplifiers, stands and much more for the audio, video, A/V and M.I. markets. We are dedicated to using the latest technology that delivers the performance you need and stands the test of time.

MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Charms Office Assistant
3001 Century Drive, Rowlett, TX 75088
214-556-1912
www.charmsoffice.com

Charms Office Assistant is an easy-to-use online database system, designed by music teachers, to help you run your student programs more efficiently-organizing student contact info, inventory, music library, and uniforms-while tracking all financial transactions by student, including fees, fundraisers, trips, and more. Charms is simply the most cost-effective product of its kind out there (less than $1 per day!), and is designed to give the Director more time to do what they should be doing-teaching music! Visit our website for a 60-day No-Obligation Trial, and discover the Charms system for yourself.

MUSIC AND MUSIC PRODUCTS

Breeze Tunes Productions: Show Choir Arrangements by Garrett Breeze
Nashville, TN
(317) 696-8855
www.breezetunes.com

Now located in Nashville, TN, Breeze Tunes Productions specializes in creating highquality, competitive arrangements tailored to fit your choir's show design, skill level, and budget! Choose from hundreds of previously arranged songs available to license or order a new arrangement. Our clients regularly appear on radio and television, tour internationally, and receive critical acclaim at regional, state, and national competitions. We are proud to help show choir directors produce high quality shows while staying within their budget. We believe that show choir arrangements work best when the arranger is a part of the team, communicating with choreographers and directors.

Manhasset Specialty Company
www.manhasset-specialty.com

Quality is the number one priority. From its earliest days, Manhasset has striven to produce products of only the highest quality. Constant quality control inspections (throughout all phases of manufacturing, assembly and packaging) assure that the products leaving our facilities meet the high standard of quality and excellence that Manhasset has built its reputation on for 75+ years. Since 1935, we have been the undisputed leader in the manufacturing of concert style music stands worldwide. From our full line of music stands to our innovative accessories that answer our customers' needs, at Manhasset we bring you the very best.

Music Arrangement Services
Boswell, IN 47921
1-800-725-2243
www.showchoirmusic.com

Music Arrangement Services, Inc. offers show choir music for high schools, colleges and middle schools. Arrangement packages include full scores and reference recordings for you and your choreographer. Music Arrangement Services, Inc. strives to provide the highest quality arrangements possible so that your competition show choir may excel. Workshops and adjudication services are also available. Since the early 1990's, Music Arrangement Services, Inc. has provided quality arrangements to groups from coast to coast.

 

 

 

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