Bends was created by Joy and Rhema after they marched their first season as top and bottom bass (bass ends) in WGI and DCI. After finding a name for the connection they had through their marching experiences, they continued to march indoor and drum corps seasons together while shaping up the mission behind Bends: community, culture, love, friendship, and peace.
After dealing with some unforeseen circumstances out of their control, the Bends team began to work on a fresh rebrand for the business in December of 2020. Now, Bends is excited to launch their new website and look while continuing to prioritize the cultivation of a positive community that invites everyone from diverse backgrounds and communities.
THE 5 PILLARS OF BENDS
Community - Bends believes that a community is a feeling of companionship as a result of sharing similar interests, beliefs, or goals.
Culture - Bends believes that a culture is the natural way a group of people learn to live their lives. Things like beliefs, social behaviors, interests, knowledge, and experiences are all dimensions of culture.
Love - Bends believes that love is a broad way to describe unconditional care and support for someone or something.
Friendship - Bends believes that friendship is a combination of trust, respect, loyalty, support, and mutual interest.
Peace - Bends believes that peace is a stress-free state of existence with no fear of hostility or violence. Attributes of peace include harmony, friendship, tranquility, and mindfulness.
Rhema currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is going to school at Capella University to pursue a Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy. He works as an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance and teaches the drumline at his alma mater, Union High School. Some of his interests include spending time with his girlfriend and family, watching anime, playing switch games, and listening to music.
Joy currently lives in Long Beach, California and is a bartender and server at Eureka!. She is looking forward to marching her last year with Broken City. During her off time, she loves to hang out with friends, listen to music, take road trips, and photography.
Tony Nuñez is a designer and business owner living in Los Angeles, California with his wife Joy and their Australian Shepherd puppy, Lil’Puff. He has a meticulous eye for details and knowing when something looks and feels complete.
One of his favorite things to do is bring people together to make unnecessarily complicated processes simple and fun.