Uniforms
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Band and Orchestra Uniforms are worn during performances by students in Marching, Symphonic and Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, and by members of the Symphonic Orchestra. The majority of the uniform is provided by FCPS. A fee is collected from each student to cover the cost of cleaning and maintaining the uniform in performance condition. Uniforms are fitted by a qualified seamstress and the sleeves, trouser legs, and /or skirt length are altered to fit the student. The items not provided by FCPS are available in most area stores. Marching Uniforms stay at school all year, while Concert Uniforms are issued to each student and are kept at home until performances.

The fitting dates are shown on the Marching Band Calendar. Marching shoes should be purchased through FCPS.

Marching Band

Provided by FCPS:
1. Marching Pants and Jacket
2. Marching shako with plume

Provided by Students/Parents:
1. Black socks - not white, not gray, not navy blue!!
2. White Gloves (first pair free - additional $2/pr.)
3. Black shoes (All marchers must wear issued black, military style "Corfam", high gloss, laced, plain toe marching shoes. You may purchase these shoes from FCPS at $32/pr. for all First year students and any returning marchers who need them. Shoe sizing will be done during Band Week.

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Color Guard

Provided by FCPS:
1. Uniform
2. Equipment
3. Uniforms Accessories

Provided by Students/Parents:
1. Shoes/legwear
2. Bodywear under uniforms
3. Replacement accessories

Symphonic/Concert Bands and Orchestra

Provided by FCPS:
1. Ladies - Dress
2. Gentlemen: Jacket/Pants/Tie/Shirt/Cummerbund

Provided by Students/Parents:
1. Ladies - black dress shoes
2. Gentlemen: black dress shoes and socks

Instructions for the care of concert garments

Tuxedo Care
Tuxedos, cummerbunds, and bow ties must be DRY-CLEANED ONLY. Do not attempt to wash any of these items -- they will be ruined. White tuxedo shirts may be washed with warm water and machine dried. If the shirt is hung up immediately, it will not need to be pressed. After each wearing, the tux and shirt should be hung up immediately to allow time to air out before the next performance, and to lengthen the time necessary between dry cleanings.

Dress Care
Dresses may be machine washed in warm water and machine dried. If hung up immediately out of the dryer, they will not have to be pressed. Since these dresses are made out of "Robinson wonder fabric" wrinkles will disappear within 24 hours after hanging. We DISCOURAGE PRESSING of these dresses. The fabric also seems to retain body odor. Using 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of your normal amount of soap will help solve this problem.

Marching Band Uniform Maintenance Volunteers Needed!
From time to time, during the marching season, we have conditions (mud, rain) which require quick action to get all the uniforms presentable for the next event. We are looking for on-call volunteers who would be able to come in, on short notice, to help brush down the uniforms. If you are available to assist with emergency cleaning, please email bandwebmaster(at)robinsonband.org, or sign up at the Parent Meeting in August.

 

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