Uniform Care

Keeping your Uniforms in Top Shape

Thank you for caring for your uniforms, costumes, and concert attire. All school owned items are assigned to specific students using a number code and the boosters take inventory after each season. It's important you keep track of your items and return them in good condition.

Marching Band Uniforms

Each year, Band students are measured and provided a marching uniform. While the school owns the uniform, you are responsible for keeping it in top shape. After most games and competitions, uniforms will remain at the school. Periodically, students will be sent home with band uniforms for cleaning.

  • Wash jackets, overlays, bibbers and gauntlets inside out in cold water on a delicate cycle

  • Match up all Velcro to avoid it pulling at the uniform during wash

  • Use allergen-free detergent (can use a chlorine-free laundry sanitizer if there is an odor)

  • Do NOT use liquid fabric softener

  • Hang or lay flat to dry. Do NOT place in dryer

  • Once dry, keep uniform in its garment bag

  • Return uniform to the school promptly

Monitor your uniform throughout the season and alert us at info@grandoaksband.org of any rips/tears, broken snaps, missing pieces, etc. While overlays will be given to the student at the end of Marching Season, students will be charged for any lost/missing pieces (or entire uniforms) owned by the school at the end of the marching season via CISD's School Cash system. Students will be required to pay School Cash charges prior to being allowed to take final exams or graduate from a CISD school.

Color Guard Costumes

Each year, Color Guard students are measured and provided with show costumes, you are responsible for keeping them in top shape. These costumes do not go home, but are kept at school. Parent volunteers will clean the Color Guard costumes so there is no need to wash them at home, but please monitor your costumes for any damage or missing pieces and alert Mr. Brown right away if repairs are needed.

Concert Attire

Each year, Band students are measured and provided concert attire: either a floor-length black dress or a black suit with white shirt and black bow tie. While the school owns the concert attire, you are responsible for keeping it in top shape. At the end of the concert season, students must dry clean their concert pieces and return them to the school with a dry cleaning receipt attached.

Monitor your uniform throughout the season and alert us at info@grandoaksband.org of any damage or missing pieces. Students will be charged for anything missing at the end of the concert season, using the same School Cash system described above.

End of Season/Year Uniform Return and School Cash

Every year, Booster volunteers inventory returned uniforms and find that some parts are missing. Uniform parts are owned by the school and therefore missing parts are reported to to their "inventory control" staff. Students with missing parts are billed for their replacement. This bill is sent via the CISD School Cash system, and students aren't allowed to take their finals or graduate until these fees are paid in full. Full uniform replacement costs $350, with lesser costs for individual missing pieces. Moral of the story, don't lose your uniforms or its pieces! Keep these tips in mind during the year, and make sure your student knows this information too!

  • Each uniform part is identified with a code used to check the piece out and in to the student via CHARMS (Gauntlets x 2, Jacket, Hip Drop, Bibbers, Hats if used, concert attire)

  • When your student swaps a piece of their uniform with another student, that piece is still checked out to YOUR student in our CHARMS system

  • If another student has your child's checked out uniform and doesn't return it, YOU will be charged for that missing piece

  • Booster volunteers inventory every uniform piece in the uniform room before sending out "missing uniform" emails to the parents; if you get a missing uniform email, then your child did not turn their uniform in correctly - have them check their cars, their rooms, their band hall locker, etcetera

  • You can view what pieces are still checked out to your student anytime during the year via their CHARMS account; School Cash will be informed of missing parts from any/all years of your child's Band/Guard participation, so they may have missing parts from 2-3 years prior reflected on school cash

  • Booster volunteers work hard to find any pieces reported missing before submitting inventory records to the school; they are not responsible for charges placed on your child's School Cash account due to uniform swapping, uniform losses or uniform misplacement

  • Please encourage your student to be responsible for the items they are borrowing from the school and remind them of the dangers of swapping

  • If your child's uniform is damaged or no longer fits them, have them come to the Uniform Room during pre-game prep and as the Uniform Coordinator to swap their uniform out in the CHARMS system, providing them with a record of the change made

Approximate Uniform Replacement Costs

  • Full Marching Uniform: $350

  • Bibbers (overalls): $80

  • Jacket: $190

  • Hip Drop (velcroed to jacket): $40

  • Gauntlets: $40

  • Prop Crew/Sound Turtlenecks: $20

  • Overlays (if not owned by the student): $70

  • Full Concert Suit: $250

  • Suit and Pants: $200

  • Suit Jacket: $125

  • Suit Pants: $75

  • Concert Dress: $125

  • Concert Shirt/Tie/Cummerbund: $50

  • Concert Shirt or Tie/Cummerbund: $30