From an Esperanza press release: Esperanza and Vic Firth are pleased to announce a new partnership beginning immediately. Esperanza will play and exclusively endorse all Vic Firth drumsticks and mallets. For almost 40 years, Vic Firth has produced the finest drumsticks and mallets available.
Innovative design coupled with uncompromising quality control will truly provide Esperanza with the "perfect pair." It is this commitment that makes Vic Firth the world's largest manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets and Esperanza's first choice. "This is an incredible opportunity for us and should produce noticeable effect on each of our performing members," said Alan Cox, director of Esperanza. "Vic Firth is by far the most popular choice of sticks and mallets among drum corps because of its superior
design and we are thrilled to become part of the Vic Firth team." "All of us at Vic Firth are so pleased to have Esperanza join our team," said Neil Larrivee, director of education for Vic Firth. "It's been a pleasure having watched the corps develop so nicely over the past few seasons and we know the best is yet to come!"
Additionally, the Esperanza organization will exclusively market Vic Firth drumsticks and mallets.