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Archives > July 2017 > Back-to-School Spotlight on Show Choir Products and Services

Back-to-School Spotlight on Show Choir Products and Services

Please pay close attention to some of the most loyal show choir supporters in business, as you review exciting fundraising opportunities, talented arrangers, and outstanding costumers. Please use these exemplary companies as you make your Back-to-School Plans!

SPOTLIGHT ON FUNDRAISERS

COUNTRY MEATS
www.countrymeats.com

Way back in the late 1970’s, our founder Jerry Geatches had a dream. He wanted to be in the meat business. He retrofit our family's barn into a meat cutting operation with his bare hands. Burning the midnight oil, he forged a business based on service and fairness. In 2017 we are celebrating our 39th year in the meat business. We have shipped over 75 million smoked snacks, all for fundraising. We have added two brand new flavors making the total offered 16 flavors! As we outgrew our smoker, we would build another one always bigger and better than the last. Our whole family was involved as we used to put stick-on labels on plastic pouches then the next day we would stuff the finished product into the pouches and vacuum pack them 6 at a time which took about a minute. We bask in the shade of the mighty oak of a business he built from nothing but a dream, and we are honored for the opportunity to see how far we can grow. Get your free samples, and begin an outstanding fundraiser by going to our site or by calling 800-277-8989.

DREAMLAND BBQ
www.dreamlandbbq.com

1958 was a big year for Tuscaloosa. Not only was it the first year that Paul "Bear" Bryant started coaching at Alabama, it was also the year that John "Big Daddy" Bishop opened his first Dreamland Café. Big Daddy was a brick mason for many years, and he longed for another way to support his family. He had narrowed it down to opening either a mortuary or a restaurant and he got down on his knees and prayed for guidance. In the beginning, it wasn't just ribs and white bread. Big Daddy and his wife, Miss Lilly, served many things from sandwiches to postage stamps. The customers always kept coming back for the warmth they felt every time they passed through the door and Big Daddy's ribs and secret recipe bar-b-que sauce. Dreamland is still eminently known for bar-b-que ribs. To find out more about us, please feel free to make yourself at home on our site.You can find out about our fundraising options and get a little Southern goodness shipped right to your door. Whichever route you choose, when you eat Dreamland Bar-B-Que, you'll get to discover for yourself why there "Ain’t Nothing Like `Em, Nowhere!"

Photo by Tracey Harrison of Attache Clinton High SchoolDUTCH MILL BULBS
www.dutchmillbulbs.com

For over half a century, Dutch Mill Bulbs has been committed to providing our customers with the best available bulbs and rooted perennials. We work only with reputable growers who share our dedication to quality and service. We look forward to an opportunity to earn your business. Dutch Mill Bulbs was established in 1960 with a company vision based on several criteria. First, we were committed to a unique fundraising idea that was environmentally responsible and available year-round, offering spring and fall flower bulb fundraising programs. Secondly, we would provide no-risk spring and fall flower bulb fundraising programs. Next, we would provide low cost, easy-to-sell, guaranteed to grow and bloom pre-packaged flower bulbs and bare root perennials. Finally, we committed ourselves to superior responsiveness to customer needs as well as continuous improvement. We’ve been so successful for so long because we not only stand behind our products with a no-nonsense guarantee, we also stand behind our customers, offering unmatched service and support. Contact us toll free at 800-533-8824 or visit our site to get started on your next fundraiser!

PRIESTER'S PECANS
www.priesters.com

Priester's Pecans is a family-owned company specializing in delicious old-fashioned, farm-fresh gifts like pecan desserts, pecan candies, cakes, and bulk pecans. As we have served as pecan suppliers and candy makers for over 7 decades, our Gourmet Pecan Pieces, Gift Tins, and Candies have delighted countless families. It is our pledge to you that we will only ship the newest, freshest crop of pecans available to you and your gift recipients. At Priester’s Pecans, we want you to be satisfied with every purchase. If any item does not completely delight you, we will be glad to honor our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Our ordering process is user-friendly, fast & efficient. We have organized our fundraising program into as few steps as possible, so you can spend more time raising funds and less time with forms and paperwork. Priester's makes it easy with our "No Hassle Fundraising Program" so fundraising has never been easier, more fun, or as profitable. Call us at 800-277-3226 or visit our website today to get started!Photo of Attaché by Tracey Harrison

SCHOOL SPIRIT COFFEE
www.schoolspiritcoffee.com

School Spirit Coffee uses only the highest quality Arabica Beans from Central and South America. All coffee products are roasted specifically to your order at our Roastery, Creative Coffees, and guaranteed to be roasted fresh within days of delivery! Since 2005, School Spirit Coffee has been providing a quality product with private label packaging at a great price to help raise funds for school groups and civic organizations. The idea for School Spirit Coffee came to owner Debbie Hohman as a result of her school spirit and frustration with typical fundraisers. As an active booster mom for fifteen years, with two wonderful daughters, Debbie has helped organize and sell all the typical fundraising products—candy, nuts, wrapping paper, candles and the list goes on and on. Because of the high cost and low quality, often the items were difficult (or embarrassing) to sell to family and friends. If you are looking for an easy fundraiser that incorporates great products with your private label at a competitive price, give us a call at 800-570-1443 or submit a request form from the contact page of our website. We would appreciate the opportunity to help you have a fantastic fundraiser.

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SQWINCHER
www.sqwincher.com/music

The Swincher Corporation was started in 1975 in Columbus, Mississippi, when founder Mack Howard had the ideaof creating an alternative sports drink that could compete against Gatorade. The Sqwincher formulation is the result of research and development that goes well beyond quenching thirst to deliver rehydration for the toughest of work conditions. Sqwincher is a higher level of hydration, with a variety of enjoyable flavors that rehydrate and refuel your body with lower sodium, higher potassium and other essential electrolytes. Water and other fluids like Sqwincher give your brain the energy for all brain functions, including thought, memory and nerve processes. When you’re dehydrated, your body craves electrolytes—but water alone won’t do the trick. Sqwincher provides optimal hydration. Sqwincher is a perfect fundraiser for both health and profit--offering great margins for your group, with a product that can be sold at concession stands and school events or directly to friends and family. Have fun and raise money for your group or organization with the great taste and versatility of Sqwincher Sqweeze. Visit our site for fundraising information and contact us today.

SPOTLIGHT ON ARRANGERS

BREEZE TUNES
www.breezetunes.com

Garrett Breeze is a media composer and arranger living in Nashville, TN. He is known primarily as an arranger for many of the top competitive show choirs throughout the United States and travels regularly in that role as a clinician and adjudicator. In addition to his choral work, Garrett frequently writes for high profile media projects including film,television, video games, and corporate media. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Music from Brigham Young University and a master’s Degree in Commercial Composition and Arranging from Belmont University. We are proud to have supplied music arrangements to more than 110 choirs throughout the United States and Canada, contributing to over 86 championship wins to date! Breeze Tunes Productions specializes in creating high-quality, competitive arrangements tailored to fit your choir’s show design, skill level, and budget! You can search our full catalog of previously arranged titles from our site. To order a new custom arrangement, license a previously arranged title, or to book Garrett for a clinic or workshop with your choir, you can just fill out the contact form on the site, and he will respond within 24 hours:  https://breezetunes.com/contact

MUSIC ARRANGEMENT SERVICES
www.showchoirmusic.com

In the late 1980's, Jeffrey Bowen began arranging for competition show choirs as extra work. During the 1990's, the arranging grew into full-time work and was established as Music Arrangement Services. In 2012, the company became incorporated as Music Arrangement Services, Inc. with the same concept of providing high-quality competition arrangements as well as ensuring the legal licensing of each and every title. Arrangements have been purchased by schools in over 35 states and several European countries and Australia. Music Arrangement Services, Inc. provides quality Show Choir arrangements to competition Show Choirs all over the country. With hundreds of titles to its credit, directors will be able to see the wide variety of styles created to make your show choir sound the best! Music Arrangement Services, Inc. can assist in all licensing and arrangement permissions to ensure the legality of making copies for your rehearsals! Currently, there are hundreds of titles on file that have been created over the decades, including original pieces by Jeffrey Bowen that have been purchased by show choirs around the country.

SPOTLIGHT ON COSTUMING

DORNINK
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 23 years of experience creating show choir costumes for schools through the Des Moines and surrounding areas. Founder Faythe Dornink began custom sewing costumes for her daughters in show choir in 1992 when she realized their need for a unique look. 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. Dornink offers exclusivity on your costumes style. Please list up to 5 schools that are competitors and we will not sell them the same style. First come first serve on rights to all styles. Exclusivity begins once signed contract is received. You can reach us at 515-255-7528 or via email at showchoir@dornink.com. Visit our site to see our full show choir catalog: www.dorninkshowchoir.com

SATIN STITCHES
www.satinstitches.com

Satin Stitches costuming by Deborah Nelson

Deborch J. Nelson founded Satin Stitches® in early 1978, as a one-woman venture after working as a Fashion Designer/Patternmaker for a high-end woman's apparel company for five years in Minneapolis, MN. By 1979, Deborah added a team of costume design professionals to help create the very best custom dance performance costuming available. Satin Stitches moved to its current location in 1989, and expanded to double the space in1994. Although many changes have occurred at Satin Stitches in its nearly 40-year history as a high-quality, custom dance/performance costume manufacturer, the company remains true to its beginnings, by consistently creating both completely original and customizable costumes for all types of performers including individuals and groups of any size. Deborah's 40+ years of professional design, fitting, alterations, and patternmaking experience hails her as a leader in the industry. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major: Fashion Design) graduate and former instructor at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Deborah continues to share her knowledge and experience as both a speaker and writer on topics related to the design, selection, and care of performance costumes and uniforms. Call 763.323.9507 or email customerservice@satinstitches.com. Visit our site to see costuming options or read Deborah’s blog.

 

 

 

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