School Board Approves New Marching Band Uniforms

Posted by Mr. H on Feb 10, 2009 - 04:59 AM  •  Filed under: highschool  •  2274 reads

At the BCPS Board of Education meeting on Monday, February 9, 2009 the Board approved purchase of new Marching Band Uniforms for both Western and Central High School Bands. Sample uniforms were displayed and several member of the board asked questions of the band directors present before approving the purchase. While the uniforms may not be exactly as the samples, the final uniforms will be very similar to those presented.

The last time Bay City purchased new marching uniforms was 11 years ago, at that time there was no replacement plan in place and the cost took the district by surprise. Fortunately there was money available then. The district then put a plan in place so that money would be available when the time came to purchase new uniforms again. The District has been setting aside $10,000 per year from the general fund in order to save for band uniforms. The School District has shown tremendous fiscal responsibility in saving general fund money for the purchase of band uniforms on a cyclical basis. Since the implementation of a band uniform savings account the district has also begun similar savings for other replacement needs, two examples being textbooks and furniture.

We are very fortunate to have a school board and administration that support the music program and our needs. I look forward to an exciting marching season this fall showcasing our new uniforms. Click below to view a picture of the sample uniforms.

UPDATE 2/11: Bay City Times article on the board meeting and uniform purchase

There will be a meeting for band parents/alumni for discussion of uniform design on Friday, February 13 @ 6:00 pm