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Are you confused about Uniforms? Which shirt do I wear when? Listen in band rehearsal and check the TROJAN BAND BLAST and we will tell you.
What are the different shirt types and when are they worn?
- Blue Polos and Show Shirts are included in fair share for first year band students. It’s the same polo we’ve had for at least 5 years. If you lose or grow out of your polo shirt, you need to purchase a new one. Blue Polos are worn for performances, NOT for rehearsals. Also, blue polos are worn with the casual uniform. Show shirts (Black tees with “Trilogy” on the back) will be worn with shorts for some events. Show shirts are also worn with the formal uniform, under the bib pants and formal jacket (so that after performances, jackets can be taken off).
- Section shirts will be given out to band students. You don’t need to purchase one; every student in the marching band and dance guard gets a section shirt. It is worn for some rehearsals as requested, and sometimes worn in place of the show shirt.
- White t-shirts are preferred for practice uniforms, include summer band camp. Band students should wear any white t-shirt of their choice. (It does not need to be plain white; small writings/logos are fine.)
What if I am missing some part of my uniform? What if my uniform needs repairing? Please contact the uniform chairs ASAP so that it can fixed or replaced. Please be prepared to pay for missing parts. Also, please read the Uniform Care and Costs pages for additional information.
How can I help? You can shop for extra uniform items. See our list of needed uniform items. During the year, we REALLY need parent help on uniform fitting days, and also prior to games and contests. We can use your help making sure everyone is uniformed properly. Occasionally, we need help with fittings, repairs and minor alterations.
Graduating? Do you have outgrown items? Other band members can use your band shorts and shiny black uniform shoes. We can use brown belts and polos too. Please clean them and leave them in the labeled box by the uniform room, and they’ll be given a new home! Thank you.
What is the CASUAL UNIFORM & why do we need one?
Since it is quite hot when we begin the marching season, instrumentalists wear an AT polo shirt and khaki shorts for performances, roughly until the end of September. The polo shirt is often worn for other events, such as pep rallies and parades with shorts or jeans throughout the year. Parents are offered the chance to buy one for themselves on the forms in the Summer Packet.
NOTE: The Casual Uniform is NOT used for summer band camp, but rather for performances in August and September. For summer band camp, students should wear their Practice Uniform: any white t-shirt of their choice (Plain white tees are preferred; small writings/logos are fine, or student can turn their shirts inside out) and any shorts (lightweight athletic shorts are recommended) and any athletic shoes.
The band also has a Show Shirt, which is worn to designated rehearsals and performances as well as under the bib pants when the formal marching band uniform is worn. The Trojan Band Blast will generally announce which shirt is to be worn for certain functions.
CASUAL Uniform Items:
- Blue AT Polo Shirt (provided by band, order your size on the fair share payment sheet)
- Band Shorts: Bermuda style shorts. NO CARGO PANTS or pockets on the side. See below for where we have found the shorts this year. The color is tricky; it is not khaki and usually not tan. The manufacturers change the name almost every year. Email the Uniform Committee for loaners to shop with if you need to match colors.
- Brown Belt with a plain buckle (we accept donations for back up belts)
- White tennis shoes (plain white,or with a bit of blue or black)
- White no-show socks (Just above the shoe line. Get several pairs and we are taking donations for back up socks.)
Purchasing Casual Uniform Shorts
Marching Band Uniform Instructions
Formal uniform: jacket, bib pants, hat/ hat box, black socks, gloves, wrist bands, and black marching shoes. You are responsible for your entire uniform. You will be put on the school obligation list for any lost items until the item is recovered or paid for by you. When you are allowed to remove your jacket at the event/game or on the bus, fold it with the shield on the inside to help keep it clean.
Bib Pants: The zipper goes in the front! Bibbers should touch the top of the shoes without a “break” in the pant. The stirrups are worn inside of your shoes!
Jackets: The zipper goes in the back! You must hook the neck closed.
Hat: Fit with the chin strap buckled. The brim should sit at the eye brow and not be tilted back. The hat should not “wiggle” too much. If necessary, adjust the laces inside the hat or the chin strap or add foam strips for a better fit. The Uniform Room staff has foam strips and can help you. Check this at inspection and make the necessary adjustments then. Do not wait until you are warming up to perform!
Show Shirts: They are worn under your bibbers and jacket.
Shoes and hats should be wiped with a damp cloth as needed. Cleaning supplies will be available in the Uniform Room prior to games and events.
Hat Plumes: Plumes will be passed out and fitted at the event/game. After the performance, return plumes as instructed. You do not keep the plumes!
Socks: Students provide calf-length black socks.
Hair (boys and girls!): Hair must be out of your eyes and must not touch the collar of your jacket.
It must be pulled up into ponytail or concealed with headband under your hat. Judges actually look for these details. Haircuts are the best option!
On contest days hair must be pulled up, bobby pinned, and hair sprayed before inspection.
The Uniform Room staff has hair spray, headbands, ties, and hairpins for those who need them. Save and reuse the bobby pins, ties, and headbands given to you. Put them in your hatbox!
If you have been given a black headband, keep it in your mesh bag and use it at each event. Headbands must be turned in with your uniform in the spring.
Nails: NO nail polish. Nails should be clean.
Jewelry: NO jewelry (Only VERY SMALL stud earrings are acceptable.)SECTION LEADERS need to look carefully during inspections, especially on competition days. Please make what adjustments you can within your section. The Uniform Room staff will be available to help with those things you cannot correct.
Get used to volunteers working with your hair, adjusting the stirrups, checking shoes, and checking jacket hooks, etc. The Uniform Volunteers are there to help you, so please cooperate. Thank you.
Dress for Success!
DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR UNIFORM, MARCHING SHOES, AND YOUR HATS TO SCHOOL!
ALSO, DO NOT FORGET YOUR SHORTS, SOCKS AND SHOW SHIRTS!
BE SURE YOU BRING YOUR BLUE WATER JUG TO EVERY EVENT!
EAT YOUR MEAL BEFORE GETTING INTO YOUR UNIFORM. ONCE DRESSED IN YOUR UNIFORM ONLY
NON- MESSY SNACKS AND CLEAR LIQUIDS ARE ALLOWED.
If you have any uniform problems, please let the Uniform Room staff know immediately so that adjustments can be made before the next event.
We will be in the Uniform Room early on event days to work on uniforms, so please leave your garment bag and uniform hanging in the Uniform Room. Pin a note to your uniform bag telling us what the problem is so that it can be fixed. IF IT IS A BIG PROBLEM, EMAIL THE UNIFORM COMMITTEE REP IN ADVANCE! PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. Thank you.
This information will be updated for 2016 when available.
Summer Uniform: Black Canvas Shoes (student provided), Black Capris (Supplied by School), Blue Top (Supplied by School)
Uniform for Game: Either Summer Uniform or Show Costume. This is to be changed into after school and dinner before call time.
Show Costume: Costumes will be worn for band shows and contests. The jazz shoes can be worn during dance class and for shows and contests. Do not wear them to practice on the parking lot field!
Jazz Shoes: purchased as part of Fair Share. There will be shoes to try on during camp so that we can order the correct size
Daily Dance Class: Dress code for class is ALL BLACK dance clothes or an Anderson Dance Shirt with black shorts or jazz pants. All clothing should be within dress code so no spaghetti straps or hot shorts. Jazz shoes, dance paws, or foot undies are appropriate footwear (does not have to be black).
0-Hour/afternoon rehearsals: White Coordinate T’s and shorts, bob and tennis shoes
Everyone needs to be ready to start practice at 7:30 AM. “Ready” for the guard means all the equipment out and in place and the students in their spots ready to start. Therefore everyone should probably be there no later than 7:15 AM.
Game Day Attire: Wear to School – see weekly newsletter
Concert attire is provided by Anderson Trojan Band, with components as follows:
- Black tuxedo (jacket, pants, cummerbund, bow tie, shirt)
- Black dress shoes (student provides, marching shoes are OK)
- Black dress socks (student provides)
- Long black dress
- Black close-toed dress shoes (student provides)
- Off-black or neutral hosiery (student provides)