Uniform Contract

The uniform of the band is a symbol of the discipline and dedication of its members. It is one of the greatest representations of our community. To maintain this reputation, there are certain rules for wearing the uniform properly. These rules are meant to promote pride and respect in those privileged to wear it.

The Marching Band Uniform consists of a marching jacket, bibbers, shako (hat); long black socks, and marching shoes (purchased by the parent).

  1. Each student is responsible for the care of his/her own uniform while it is being worn. The uniform must be worn in its entirety in public at all times unless you are instructed to change by the band directors or drum majors. You may not unzip your coat, lower your bibber pants, wear your shako backward; gauntlets should be worn on back of bibbers or put on top of shako. Shako should be upright.

  2. There will be no jewelry allowed with the exception of neutral ear studs and school spirit hand jewelry (i.e. class ring). This includes earrings, nose rings, tongue gauges, bracelets, necklaces, gauge earrings, etc. If the earring cannot be taken out, then it will be covered up with a band-aid.

  3. All long hair (hair below the collar) will be worn up as to provide a uniform appearance (this includes guys and girls). It would be very helpful if the hair could be up when you come to school to go to football games and/or competitions. The only exception to the long hair being up is when you wear the rain uniform Only school color or neutral fingernail polish will be allowed.

  4. The marching band uniform will be kept at school. Students arrive at school early to get dressed in their uniforms.
    • For competitions, students will dress in marching band uniform bibbers at school prior to departure and hang their other uniform items in their garment bag on bus window. For every performance (football and competition), the student is to wear their band Dri-Fit T-Shirt and shorts underneath their uniform and wear their show shirt after performances at competitions.
  5. Students are responsible for all damages to uniforms that occur due to negligence. This includes dry cleaning if the stains are excessive from unnecessary events (such as spilled food or drink from the concession stand). The student is to notify the Uniform Crew if anything happens to their uniform so they can assess the damage and possibly fix it or tell the student what to do.

  6. There will be two uniform cleanings provided by the band. One cleaning will occur during the marching season and the other after the season is over. The band takes care of this. If due to negligence it needs to be cleaned prior to the end of the marching season, the parent is responsible for this.

  7. Every effort will be made to put your student in a uniform that fits, but the uniforms are not tailor-made to fit. Hemming will be done by the uniform moms and a sewing committee. Every effort will be made to put your student in a uniform that fits, but the uniforms are not tailor-made to fit. Hemming will be done by the uniform moms and a sewing committee.

  8. Hanging – it is absolutely essential that the uniform is hung correctly to ensure that it remains in pristine condition. Please keep track of your uniform hanger as it is made to maintain the uniform’s shape. DO NOT USE A PLAIN HANGER ON YOUR UNIFORM. Once you have hung your uniform correctly (incorrect uniform care results in loss of 3rd quarter break), please return it to the uniform committee in the uniform closet. As you do so, make sure that it maintains its shape.