GUARDCLOSET.COM was founded in December of 2000 by Brian M. Prato, after recognizing that a source for used color guard equipment was needed in marching band, indoor guard, and drum & bugle corps activities.
The web site became active in January 2001. While the company is a for-profit business, the primary goal is to help marching arts organizations (mostly band booster groups) recoup material costs. GUARDCLOSET.COM allows equipment to be marketed all over the world, providing an economical way for schools to purchase equipment and to recoup money on equipment that normally would be either stored in closets or disposed of.
Jeremy Williams took over in January of 2020.
ABOUT JEREMY WILLIAMS
Jeremy is a graduate of West Chester University and a former member of the Field of View World Class Colorguard. He went on to work on large parades and events. After many years of selling costumes, flags, and accessories he decided to expand his reach. Jeremy and his husband Chris purchased Guard Closet in hopes of bringing together a place where all groups, regardless of budget, can have amazing products.
Guard Closet will continue to bring the great consignment items to the groups that need it. Guard Closet will also expand its new product offerings including custom shows and educational programming.
Unlimited Orange, the parent company to Guard Closet, will continue its work providing marketing and social media services to the Marching Arts.