There are two marching uniforms the students will wear: Grey and Black Uniforms, and multi-colored Red and Blue Uniforms
All marchers will be measured during pre-band camp for uniforms and shoes.
Grey and Black Uniforms: These will remain in the band room. They are primarily used for competition performances. These uniforms are machine washable, but do require specific detail with regard to washing. A group of parents may be needed, as the season progresses, to help with periodic washing.
Multi-colored Red and Blue Uniforms: These will remain in the band room and will follow same cleaning process as grey uniforms. They are primarily used for Friday football games.
Marching Shoes: New marchers will be measured during pre-band camp for shoes.
Each marcher needs a pair of black marching shoes.
The shoes are ordered by the band from a supply company for approximately $25.
The cost will be added to the fair share due from band students.
Often, the shoes purchased will last multiple marching seasons, so it is usually not necessary to purchase shoes more than once or twice over 4 year period.
In order to keep our band uniforms looking their best, we need to follow some guidelines. Thanks for helping us keep the uniforms in good shape.
Always wear your Show Shirt (unless another option is announced) and gym shorts under your uniform.
To hang, begin by matching creases in pants legs. Pants should be flat.
Pants go through the hanger from the back so the legs are in the front.
Coat goes over the pants with the hanger matching the curve of your shoulders.
Zip coat up fully.
Hang your uniform up in the correct spot.
Let the parents in charge of uniforms know of any problems you are having with your uniform including needing a new size.
Each band student is responsible for having clean, black socks every time you wear your uniform.
If you forget your socks we will sell you a pair.
If you leave your socks at school, please leave them inside your shoes only!
One pair of gloves is issued to each band student. Replacement gloves will be an extra cost.
Gloves are only worn with the multi-colored red and blue uniforms
Gloves should be kept on top of your hatbox after wearing. They will mildew if you put them in your hatbox while they are damp with sweat.
When returning to school, be sure to take your gloves out of your hatbox and put them on top so they can dry, even if it is midnight!
Hats should be stored upside down in the box.
No trash, socks, or other items should be kept in the hatboxes.
Hat plumes will be passed out before a show and should be returned to your section leader or a band parent in charge of uniforms, first thing when changing out of uniforms.
Please try to never set your hat on the ground when changing. Put it directly in the hatbox.
Multi-colored red and blue uniform gauntlets should be zipped in the pocket of the uniform bag.
Please use the towels provided to wipe grass and mud off shoes before putting them away.
Be sure dirt and grass from the shoes goes in the trashcan and not on the band room floor.
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