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Band Uniform Information

"Under Uniform" Uniform

Band members are asked to wear the following “under uniform” uniform to achieve the best possible appearance when in uniform.  

  • Black short-sleeve slim-fit V-neck shirt (dry-fit wicking fabric is preferred)  

Tank Tops are not allowed.  V-neck Shirts can be found at Target or Wal-Mart in the underwear or active sports departments.

  • Form fitting shorts any color (e.g., compression shorts, bike shorts, yoga pants… NO baggy basketball shorts and no pockets)
  • Black solid black crew (calf-length) socks (NO ankle socks.  NO visible logos or designs.)
  • Black shoes  

Shoes ordered at uniform fitting.

  • Clean white gloves 

Gloves ordered at uniform fitting.  Percussion members do not wear gloves.

 

General Uniform Rules and Information

 

  • The band uniform includes the following pieces:
    • Jacket
    • Pants
    • Gauntlets (Wrist Coverings)
    • White Gloves (Percussion sections do not wear gloves)
    • Shako (Hat) (Pit does not wear a Shako)
    • Plume (Feather that goes in the Shako)
    • Black Socks
    • Black Dinkles (Shoes)
    • 2 Small Mirrors Velcroed to Front of Jacket (Bass Drum and Tuba sections do not wear mirrors)
  • Makeup, Jewelry, and Earnings are not allowed while in uniform. Students with gloves that have cut fingertips and percussion members are not allowed to have fingernail polish.  
  • Students are not allowed intense or unnatural hair colors  

Tournament judges check the band for uniformity of appearance.  Fashion and cosmetic accessories are not permitted.

·         Band members are responsible for proper care of their uniforms.  Section leaders and uniform crew volunteers will assist and teach new members how to put on uniforms, hang uniforms, clean shoes, etc.

·         Hair must be tucked completely up underneath the Shako during performances.  Chaperone volunteers will assist with this at tournaments.

·         Questions about uniforms?  Email uniforms@rbmusic.org

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