Highlighting Diverse Firms Doing Business with Purdue University

Rivar's, Inc.

Rivar's, Inc., specializes in manufacturing custom performance apparel for youth and adult performing organizations, including show choir, concert choir/band, orchestra and Sweet Adeline groups. In 1986, two sisters Jane, a high school choral music teacher with a creative vision, and Beth, a recent college graduate with a vocal performance degree and fierce determination fulfilled their dream of starting a show apparel company. Embracing their passion for music, the sisters wished to create a company where innovative music educators could purchase quality, creative, custom-designed garments for their competitive groups.

Apparel creation soon became a passion for the sisters, which inspired them to create clothing lines for all types of choral and instrumental groups. They strongly believe groups perform at a greater level when they look great on stage and have a consistent appearance. Since day one, Rivar's has been proud to manufacture locally while also having the ability to dress performance groups internationally.

Rivar's has been working alongside Purdue Musical Organizations for many years to create show-stopping garments for their musical groups. From University Choir and Purduettes to the Purdue Bells, each group wears custom garments that fit their repertoire and style. Rivar's costumes come to life each year during PMO's famous Christmas Show, as well as numerous other performances throughout the year!

To learn more about Rivar's, please visit their website at www.rivars.com.

Beth Rivar Slusher


I have been using Rivar's for my show apparel since 2001 when I first came to Indiana to teach and have been thrilled with their customer service and high quality products ever since. Beth, Tara and the whole Rivar's team do a wonderful job of getting our costume orders filled and built quickly and efficiently and work hard to turn it around to get them back to us early. Each year we have multiple ensembles that need costumes, and Tara has always been helpful and accommodating to our unique needs. I appreciate what they do for us each year!

William E. Griffel
Director of Purdue Musical Organizations
Purdue University

Rivar's has been a long-standing vendor for Purdue Musical Organizations. As ambassadors for Purdue, our ensembles need to represent Purdue University well. I rest at ease, putting our costume needs in Rivar's capable hands. PMO has a very busy performance schedule. From concert gowns to custom-made sequined tops, Rivar's outfits four of our ensembles. I personally have been very pleased to work with Tara Holcomb, director of sales. She always goes above and beyond to meet our quick turnaround needs. She has always been enthusiastically helpful and professional. Rivar's delivers a top-notch product. Best of all, Tara and the Rivar's team have a great rapport with the PMO staff.

Andrea Ridge
Purdue Musical Organizations
Purdue University 

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