Blue Knights Partner with Winter Guard Tarps

DENVER, CO – Ascend Performing Arts is pleased to announce a partnership between the Blue Knights and Winter Guard Tarps ( going into the 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) and Drum Corps International (DCI) seasons.

“We are very excited to partner with Winter Guard Tarps in support of our Blue Knights ensembles,” said Mark Arnold, Executive Director of Ascend Performing Arts. “Their many years of expertise and quality products allow the Blue Knights to continue to lead the activity in unique visual designs in our shows.”

The team at Winter Guard Tarps has over 25 years in the large format digital printing industry and over 20 years of experience in the Pageantry Arts. Their team of experts has extensive knowledge in marching band, drum and bugle corps and all facets of WGI indoor activities. Winter Guard Tarps is a division of ABI Digital Solutions which has been producing “Grand” and “Super Wide” format prints for more than 20 years. Winter Guard Tarps offers design consultations by some of the best graphic design artists out there. Winter Guard Tarps also produces custom printed flags, custom props, and giant field flags in  their 45,000 square foot facility in Conroe, TX.

Jason Littleton, Sales Manager of Winter Guard Tarps said of the agreement, “We are beyond excited to work with an organization as outstanding as Ascend Performing Arts! The Blue Knights have been on the fore-front of the marching arts activity for so long and we look forward to working closely with them to help bring their vision to life on the field this winter and summer!”

Winter Guard Tarps is now the official digital print partner of all Blue Knights performing ensembles to include the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble.

About Winter Guard Tarps

Winter Guard Tarps is capable of producing your custom sized and custom designed winter floor tarps, backdrops, or front drops with ease. We also produce custom props and banners for Marching Bands, Drum Corps and many others. Lean on our more than twenty years of industry experience to make sure you get a great looking product for your marching band or winter ensemble. Please feel free to Contact Us and learn more about how Winter Guard Tarps can assist you in putting together the perfect pageantry show!

About Ascend Performing Arts

Since 1958, Ascend Performing Arts has become a multi-faceted, youth performing arts organization dedicated to elevating life performance through the pursuit of excellence. Ascend Performing Arts is recognized as the Rocky Mountain region’s most visible performing arts organization. Programs such as the internationally acclaimed Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and the 4-time Winter Guard International Champion Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble play an important role in providing high-caliber performance ensembles for thousands of youth performers each year. Ascend Performing Arts also produces the Broncos Stampede Drum Line and Broncos Brass to entertain tens of thousands of NFL fans at Denver Broncos home games every season. Educational programs such as the BKXperience allows students of a variety of performance levels to learn from the best educators in the marching arts activity. Ascend Events, such as the Drums Along the Rockies and Corps Encore drum corps shows and the Friendship Cup high school marching contests, provide a stage which showcases the world’s top young musicians at the highest level.


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