Band Uniform Care Instructions

 

DO NOT DRYCLEAN. DO NOT IRON.

 

Storage and Transportation

keep gauntlets and hat wrap in zipper pocket of uniform bag. Nothing else in uniform bag. Only the hat is stored in hat box. Uniform and hat should be transported to and from school, games and contests in assigned hat box and uniform bag. If the bag or box is damaged or lost, see a member of the uniform committee as soon as possible.

 

Cleaning the Uniform

 

What to Wash

  • Uniform is snapped at pant hem and jacket sleeve to fit student. Do not unsnap for any reason
  • Check hat wrap for stains, spot treat with NON-chlorine stain remover only as necessary. Don’t wash hat wrap
  • Wash gauntlets with uniform after every wear
  • Wash gauntlets in a delicates bag to prevent velcro from snagging uniform
  • Machine wash jacket, pants, and gauntlets together on cold wash/cold rinse cycle with non-chlorine liquid detergent. DO NOT USE BLEACH PRODUCTS!
  • If a stain does occur, pre-treat with non-chlorine stain remover
  • Do not use liquid fabric softener.

How to Dry

  • In dryer immediately, cool setting, remove promptly and hang to prevent wrinkles.
  • DO NOT IRON ANY PART OF THE UNIFORM!

Hatboxes

  • Allow hat to air out in open hatbox after each use
  • Do not decorate the hatbox in any way
  • Nothing in the hatbox but the hat

 Shoes

  • Clean shoes with soap and water
  • black shoe polish can be used to cover scuff marks

 

Wearing the Uniform

 

Student must wear:

  • Official band shirt and shorts purchased from boosters (dry fit shirt, gray athletic short)
  • Black crew length or longer socks (not ankle socks, no other color)
  • Girls must wear hair up under their hat when marching
  • No nail polish for marching competitions

 

Rental Costs

If a student forgets a part of the uniform and needs to borrow something from the uniform room, s/he will be charged. Socks and gloves are purchased, other items must be cleaned and returned by following week to avoid additional charges.

 

socks and gloves $2 students keep
Shirt or shorts for under uniforms $5 wash and return 
Jacket, bib, sash, gauntlets (pair), shoes $5 wash and return 

 

Replacement Costs

If a student loses or damages part of the uniform, replacement costs are as follows and must be paid before grades will be released:

Pants

  $70

 

hat wrap

$55

long slv Jacket

$190

sash

$45

hat

  $53

gauntlets

$50

short slv jacket

$140

plume

$25

Uniform bag

  $20

hat box

$20