Fall 2022 Uniform prep

Parents Needed to Prep Uniforms

Help wash and prep uniforms.

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Pick Up

From the Marching Band Shed

3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28

  • Come to the Marching Band shed (behind Packard Hall) to pick up a few bags of uniform items to wash.

  • For each bag of jackets, pick up 10 hangers.

  • For each bag of pants, pick up 10 hangers.

  • Butt capes will be in plastic bins.

Return

To the Marching Band Shed

4-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12

  • There will be empty racks set up in the shed for the returns.

Questions?

Do you have questions? Would you like to arrange a different time?

Members of the Uniform Team will be at the Marching Band shed 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

 

Or email Karen Chi, Rachel Michelson or Yanrong Wang.

Uniform Prep

Prep for Pants

  • Close zipper all the way.

  • Turn pants inside out.

  • If hem is snapped, unsnap and release to full length.

  • If there is any gaffer’s tape (used for hemming) still on the pants, remove it.

  • Divide the bag of pants into a maximum of 5 items per load; don’t mix pants and jackets.

Prep for Jackets

  • Close zipper all the way.

  • Leave jacket right side out.

  • If cuffs are snapped, unsnap and release to full length. Remove any gaffer's tape (used for hemming).

  • Divide the bag of jackets into a maximum of 5 items per load; don’t mix pants and jackets.

Prep for Butt-Capes

  • Remove any safety pins.

Uniform Washing and Drying

Washing Instructions

  • Wash a maximum of 5 uniform items with no other laundry items. (If you have a small machine, wash no more than half a normal full load.)

  • Do not mix pants and jackets.

  • Use cold water wash and rinse cycle.

  • Use only unscented detergent such as Tide Free & Gentle, All Free & Clear and Arm & Hammer Free & Clear.

  • Do not use bleach or fabric softener or detergent with any other enhancements, such as Oxy power.

  • Wash on delicate or gentle wash cycle with minimal or no agitation (depending on your machine).

  • Remove from washing machine immediately.

Drying Instructions

  • If necessary, machine dry on low heat or delicate for a maximum of 5 minutes.

  • For pants and jackets: hang to dry in a well-ventilated location until they are completely dry.

  • For guantlets: open velcro and lie flat to dry. Use the numbers written inside to pair up and put in the corresponding bag.

  • For butt-capes: use low iron to press pleats being careful to avoid the silver trim (it will melt).

  • Keep away from pet hair, smoke or any other potential allergens.