StylePlus CorElements

You know the feeling … it’s a sweltering hot day, and under your uniform, you’re soaked through in your own sweat. Or on the flip side, chilly winds and piercing cold leave you shivering in your bibbers. StylePlus’ CorElements can help alleviate both of these less-than-ideal situations.

“They’re to be used under marching band uniforms or color guard outfits to create a moisturewicking feel that keeps the marchers in a warmer area cool and comfortable,” says StylePlus sales manager David Mangee. “For our warm gear for colder regions, it’s to keep them warm and comfortable during the colder days and nights when they’re performing.”

Similar to the undergarments worn by professional and amateur athletes, CorElements are available in a variety of colors and types (warm/ cold gear, pants/shorts, compression/loose, long/ short-sleeved).

“Marching band students are athletes also and out there just as much as the football players and other athletes,” Mangee says. “They need to have something to keep them comfortable.”

According to Mangee, CorElements are of the same quality as the name-brand versions, sometimes at 50% of the cost. Additionally, they can be ordered for the entire band and in all sizes, which would not be possible at a local sporting goods store. “[StylePlus’ CorElements] keeps our members cool, dry and comfortable, which allows them to focus on their complex and fastmoving routines,” said Jeff Fiedler, chief executive officer of Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, in a catalog.

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Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.