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Uniforms & Footwear: Looking the Part

Josh Harris • Archives • May 23, 2007

Smart uniforms create an image of unity, teamwork, creativity, and flair – all qualities that will reflect positively on a band program or school. However, apparel and footwear acquisition and maintenance can be a time-consuming headache for band directors.

In a recent survey of SBO readership, we asked about uniforms -where and how often new apparel was purchased, preferences in materials, and other thoughts on the subject. Along with tips for maintaining upkeep and a few comments on current styles, we repeatedly received one key piece of advice: band directors have enough on their plate without worrying about every last shoelace and hemline, so don’t hesitate to enlist parents, boosters, or others for help with purchasing and maintaining performance apparel.

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