Each member of the Viking Marching Band (VMB) and Color Guard will be issued a formal “competition uniform.” CLICK HERE for more information about the Competition Uniform.
These uniforms cost Samohi Band approximately $400 each, and are therefore cleaned, refitted, and reused from year to year. They require special care.
WHILE IN COMPETITION UNIFORM, DO:
√ Treat the uniform with care and respect
√ Wear only BLACK SOCKS and authorized marching dress shoes (“Dinkles”) with the uniform, or approved Color Guard shoes with the Color Guard uniform
√ Neatly hang coat and pants (folded along the crease) on a hanger in the garment bag
√ Return all accessories after each performance (gloves, plumes, hats, etc)
WHILE IN UNIFORM, DO NOT:
X Eat ANY food or beverage other than water
X Chew gum
X Touch or lean on any vehicle, building or object (the uniforms are EASILY soiled and DIFFICULT to clean)
X Sit on chairs or on the ground while in uniform unless directed to do so by the Director or instructor