from a Boston Crusaders press release: The Boston Crusaders have entered into brand new partnership with the Pearl Corporation. As an organization, it is the Crusaders' goal to provide the very best tools for their valued members. "Pearl provides the highest quality instruments and service, bar none," said Rich Viano, percussion caption head and designer. "We are gracious to Kevin Namaky and the Pearl Corporation. Our enthusiasm is matched only with the quality of the product. Our members are excited, my staff is excited, and I am thrilled with our association with Kevin and the Pearl Family." Boston Crusaders director Howard Weinstein said, "I take a great deal of pride in our percussion program at the Boston Crusaders. As a director, I do all I can to give my members the very best from design to equipment, as well as instruction. With the addition of the Pearl and Adams equipment, this is truly a match that works with my educational and performance philosophies of our program -- quality and consistency. I know, without a doubt, this will be a great partnership for the Boston Crusaders." The Pearl Corporation said, "We at Pearl are very excited to be able to contribute to the success of such a wonderful organization as the Boston Crusaders. We take great pride in our commitment to the highest quality instruments and education, and the Crusaders definitely share these values. Providing students and educators with the tools they need to succeed is our highest priority, and this relationship will be another avenue toward that goal." Pearl is a leading manufacturer and distributor of percussion products, including drum sets, hardware, Pearl Percussion, concert percussion, Adams Musical Instruments and marching percussion. Pearl is a proud official sponsor of Drum Corps International and Pearl/Adams percussion products are used exclusively by some of DCI's top corps, including the Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Carolina Crown, Boston Crusaders and the Blue Knights, among others.