Director, Paul Foster
UNIFORM CARE INSTRUCTIONS 2016-2017 WE HAVE NEW UNIFORM!!! As a member of the 2016-2017 you will be issued a school owned band uniform that consists of a shako, a pair of pants, a jacket, a pair of gauntlets, a hanger, and a uniform garment bag.
You are responsible for taking care of this uniform and insuring that it is stored properly between games and competitions.
If you break any of the uniform care rules you will be given demerits and charged for repairs or replacements if the uniform is damaged.
You are not allowed to eat or drink anything other than water while you are wearing your uniform.
Your pants should be hung on the hanger that was provided with your uniform so that they are creased.
Your jacket should be hung over the pants so that you can see the name tag on the hanger when you are looking at the front of the jacket.
Your shako should be in the storage box when you are not wearing it.
You should wear your blue band t-shirt under your jacket.
You should wear a pair of black socks with your uniform. Calf high socks are required.
After each game or competition:
Hang the uniform in an area where it can air out and unzip the bag.
Unzip the bottom storage area if your shoes are in there so that it can air out. (Remove the shoes if they stink and put some baking soda in them.)
Remove any dirty socks or clothes from the bag immediately. The bag is for your uniform storage and not your dirty clothes bag.
Inspect the uniform. If you have dirt on the uniform take a damp rag and try and wipe the dirt off.
Open your shako storage box. Take a disinfectant wipe and wipe the inside of the shako. Let the shako dry before you close the storage box.
You will turn in your pants and jacket in November or December to be dry cleaned.
If you have a repair that needs to be made you need to notify Mr. Foster or Mrs. Tracy Manske as soon as possible so that it can be repaired.
Dear Parents and Students:
If you are reading this letter that means that you will be issued a band uniform for the 2016-2017 season.
Every member has been given a uniform care instruction letter that details how to care for the new band uniforms. The uniform care instruction letter will be disused in greater detail at band camp. Please be aware that should the uniform become damaged due to mishandling and must be replaced that the member is responsible for the cost. This does not include general use wear and tear such as repairing a zipper, replacing a button or the hemming of the pants (bibbers).
Please sign the bottom of this portion of the letter