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Uniforms: When to Get Them

Watch for Skyward and Remind announcements about picking up your marching uniform this fall!
Old Abe and Concert band members: need uniforms for the first football game on September 15.
Eagle and Freshman band members: need uniforms for the Homecoming parade on September 29.
Parents: we need help with uniform fitting and distribution in the fall—please consider volunteering for this. It’s tricky to fit hundreds of students during the first weeks of school! Watch for a Skyward announcement to sign up.

Fall Uniform Distribution Dates


Old Abe/Concert/Eagle Bands

Freshman Bands

Wednesday, August 23rd in the Jazz Room from 8-4pm

The freshmen will be fitted after school starts.


What to Wear and When to Wear it!

New students in Concert and Old Abe bands will receive their uniforms during the week of September 8. Returning students will have the opportunity to exchange their uniforms for different sizes if needed. Freshmen and new students will receive their uniforms during the week of September 14. Seniors will turn in their uniforms after the Memorial Day parade next May.

Here is what each band is wearing for concerts and marching this year:

Band Concert Dress Marching Dress           
Freshman A Freshman uniform, black shoes and socks
Eagle A


Upperclassman uniform, black shoes/socks

Concert B


Upperclassman uniform, black shoes/socks

Old Abe Wind Ensemble C


Upperclassman uniform, black shoes/socks

Jazz I C=girls, D=guys  
Jazz II B  
Jazz III A  
Jazz IV A  
Pep Band MHS Band t-shirt  

Shirt, tie, and dress pants for guys. Dress or skirt outfit for the girls.


White shirt, black tie, black dress pants for the guys. White blouse and black skirt or pants for girls.


Tuxedos for the guys and full-length, black gowns for the girls. The tuxedo costs approximately $135 at Muldoon’s and includes everything needed. Mr. Dasher has some catalogs with concert gowns in them, or you can purchase from any store. If finances are a problem, please contact the band directors and help can be arranged.


Tuxedos with black shirt and purple tie. The shirt and tie cost approximately $35 at Muldoon’s.

Grades 10-12 (Eagle, Concert, Old Abe band students only—NOT Freshman)

 Mr Dasher will be ordering shoes this year for the students.  We will size the students when they pick up their uniform or the first week of school.  They will need to be ordered by September 8th to be ready for the first performance on September 15th.  The shoes will cost approximately $35. If this is a financial hardship for anyone, please contact Mr. Dasher.


*Freshman should purchase their own black shoes for marching. 


Uniform Care


Students may need guidance in how to care for their uniforms; each one costs $500!

Heavy polyester dries slowly, and if the uniform gets wet, it must be hung to dry in a venti-lated area. Also, hats need to be stored in the hat box provided, along with gloves and spats. Please discuss this with your student. Dry clean if needed. If a uniform becomes dirty, please have it profession-ally dry cleaned at Gilbertson’s Cleaners & Tailors on Hastings Way.