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Band Uniform Guidelines

Care & Performance

Proper care, cleaning and storage of band uniforms is crucial to keep the Homewood Band looking great. Many of our uniforms are over thirty years old and the cost to replace them is very expensive. Through proper use and cleaning, our uniforms will be looking great for many years to come.

Here are some simple tips wearing and caring for your Patriot Band uniform.

  • Each uniform component and hat box are coded when assigned to students. It is the responsibility of each student to keep your uniform in proper shape until you turn it in at the end of the school year.
  • The full uniform must be worn to each performance unless otherwise informed. The full band uniform includes suspenders, real black socks (not ankle socks), white band shoes, band hat, your instrument.
  • Uniforms are to be clean and wrinkle freeUniforms must be hung separately, neatly and allowed to air between wearing. Professional dry cleaning only! Hunter's Cleaners (behind Piggly Wiggly) will charge $6.00 to clean the uniform. The uniform must be in on Monday, to ensure pickup on Thursday. If the uniform is wet - hang each piece separately to air-dry. Do not take a wet uniform to the cleaners.
  • Make sure you wear shorts and a t-shirt under the uniform at all times. This insures modesty if the uniform must be removed to cool the student. No Jeans, bulky shorts or Tank tops. When the weather turns cool, you may wear thermals under the shorts and t-shirts. Thermals pants, tops, and sock liners may be purchased at any sporting goods store, Wal-Mart, or Kmart.
  • You must wear clip on suspenders with band pants at all times. These can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart. Suspenders can be any color. Pants are not worn at the waist. They are worn above the waist and secured by clip on suspenders.
  • White Band marching shoes must be worn with black crew socks only. Not ankle socks.
  • Band hat to be worn flat on head. Band hat is to be kept in its hatbox between games and parades. This hatbox is property of Homewood High School. Replacement cost for this box if not returned at the end of school year is $10.00.
  • Always wear deodorant. Your uniform and bandmates will thank you.
  • All Students must remove nail polish, rings, bracelets, watches and earrings. This helps us maintain uniformity and minimizes that chance of snagging injuries and uniform damage.

  • Cell phones, keys, etc should be carried in your shorts pocket, not in uniform pockets.
  • Report lost or damaged uniforms to band staff immediately.  

  • Volunteers will be on hand at football games to handle simple repairs.

Students will be charged for any uniform items they lose or damage beyond normal wear.

Hat - $105
Hat Box - $10
Pants - $125
Jacket - $450
Ascot - $100