This is my first year as the band director in menard. For the last 11 years the band has been using the same marching band uniforms. Next marching season the uniforms will be 12. Not only are they old but we are having a hard time fitting our uniforms for our younger students. We find it difficult to have the uniforms alterted from year to year, Our buttons are falling off, zippers are broken, they stink, and have been altered so many times. I am looking to purchase about 65 uniforms with buttons up the legs and arms for easy adjustments for all students; short and tall! Uniforms will run up to $25,000 depending on the styles.
Due to the amount of directors this band has had in the past few years I believe uniforms were accidentally overlooked. It is impossible for our school district to come up with this much funding in such a short time frame. We could possibly set aside money for a few years and purchase uniforms then but we are looking at the uniforms being 15+ at that point.
We would love to be able to provide the students with new uniforms for next year. The students will also be doing fundraising and our boosters are working hard trying to reach our goal as well. I am trying to make the most out of resources available.
Our students have worked very hard this year and have improved tremendously in the few months we have been in school. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. If you would share this post it would also be of great use! I have not seen so much heart, work ethic and pride as these students have here in menard. I know they would be ecstatic to wear new uniforms! Your donations are going to students who truly love what they do.
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