From a Blue Stars press release: The Blue Stars are pleased to introduce Pro Mark Corporation as a new sponsor. Pro-Mark Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer dedicated exclusively to the design, production and distribution of drumsticks, mallets and percussion accessories. "I've been very impressed with my past dealings with Pro-Mark, both in terms of the quality of their product and their customer service," said Blue Stars executive director Greg Struve. "They really go out of their way to keep their customers happy. I'm delighted at the opportunity to work with them." "Pro-Mark is very excited about our partnership with the Blue Stars drum and bugle corps," said Staci Stokes, director of education for Pro-Mark. "Blue Stars has the reputation of being a strong corps, and can always be counted as a major contender in this activity. We are honored to have them represent our company and our products." This new sponsorship opportunity will be of significant benefit to both organizations. Pro-Mark is an acknowledged leader in its field of percussion equipment, while the Blue Stars' reputation as a first-class competitor with the highest standards for performance quality is widely known throughout the nation's drum corps community.