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Uniform Information

  1. All uniforms MUST be kept in the uniform bag with hanger.

  2. All uniforms MUST be kept clean at all times. If your uniform is dirty DO NOT WAIT -- take it in to be cleaned, at least 7 days before the next performance. Usually, a portion of judging is the overall look of the band, including uniformity, uniform cleanliness and orderliness.

  3. You are responsible for all parts of the uniform including:

    • Jacket (dry clean only)​

    • Pants (dry clean only)

    • Citation Cord ​(DO NOT WASH OR TAKE TO CLEANERS -- NOT WASHABLE!) Return to uniform shoulders after cleaning uniform. Hook to shoulder flap.

    • ​Collar Shield -- HAND WASH in gentle detergent/Oxi-clean - do not take to cleaners. Be sure to return to inside of uniform collar after you have washed it.

    • Hat & Hat Box -- NOT washable, gently wipe with DAMP rag or anti-bacterial wipe NO alcohol -- will dry out leather of hat.

    • Gloves -- machine wash on COLD, so color won't fade.

    • Black Socks -- machine washable on COLD, so color won't fade. Make sure your socks are HIGH ENOUGH so that NO SKIN shows when your uniform is pulled up. NO SHORT SOCKS!

    • Black Marching Shoes -- keep them wiped clean, using "Armor All" wipes to "buff". We do NOT want shiny shoes.

    • Uniform Bag -- machine washable.

    • Band T-Shirt -- machine wash -- cold water so won't shrink or fade.

  4. Students are required to keep hair off collar when wearing the hat/uniform. If you have longer hair, you will need to use pony tail holders, pins, hairspray and even the infamous thigh-high hose tops! Even boys that have hair touching the collar must wear it up. Keep extra hair supplies on hand.

  5. The Band T-Shirt or Show Shirt is to be worn under the uniform jacket. Lightweight shorts or leggings work well under pants. Anything besides the recommended clothing under the uniform makes it sit too bulky and hot. 

  6. No makeup of any kind is allowed while wearing the uniform.

  7. No piercings that show are allowed while wearing the uniform. Cover piercing holes with a band aid.

  8. If you have "cut finger" gloves, no finder-nail polish allowed other than clear. This includes all acrylic nails.

  9. After each performance, it is VITAL that you air out the uniform. Hange them properly and let them dry completely. DO NOT STORE IN BAG BETWEEN PERFORMANCES -- LET IT AIR OUT AND USE THE BAG FOR TO/FROM PURPOSES ONLY. We also recommend using Febreeze to help cut odor and "refresh" uniform. 

  10. Hang uniform as follows: Pants - seam to seam; Jacket - hand correctly on hanger provided. Use the garment bag provided for  transporting the uniform only. Then air the uniform out.

  11. No student is allowed to eat or drink anything other than water while in uniform.

  12. Use deodorant liberally before suiting up.

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