Donate Your Uniform
No, we’ll cover the cost of shipping the uniforms! Once you complete the above form we will reach out with additional instructions and a pre-paid FedEx shipping label. The school board will decide whether to donate or dispose of the old uniforms. Before each event, students pick up their uniforms from the uniform room, which is staffed by parent volunteers.
If you are not exactly sure how to measure for a new uniform, taking your group’s measurement for those new uniforms can seem like a daunting task. Band Shoppe wants to take the stress out of this crucial step with your uniform purchase. That’s why we are excited to share this step-by-step uniform measurements instruction video that walks you through the entire process. We get about 25,000 highly targeted hits per month. Additionally, we advertise in music education magazines, indoor and outdoor show programs, other web sites and direct market postcards, letters and phone calls. We will list as much text and as many photos as you feel necessary to properly represent your item.
As always, our Sales Team is ready to help with your questions. All Marching Uniforms, Trousers, and Bibbers carry a limited lifetime warranty to be free from manufacturing defects. Design choices have become almost limitless thanks to improved fabric availability, digital printing technology, and state-of-the-art pattern making software.
Historically, most traditional marching band uniforms were made of wool. Wool provides benefits such as warmth when it is cold, but the fabric also has a number of drawbacks, including weight, discomfort, lack of flexibility, and difficulty cleaning. In modern times, marching bands are common on the football fields of high schools across the country.
In the 1900s the color guard emerged as a non-musical section of the band that enhanced the performance with advanced visuals. More recently color guard has spun off into its own competitive activity in addition to continuing to serve in its integral role with the rest of the marching band. Whether it’s one of our designs or an original concept, Band Shoppe is here to help you every step of the way.
MARCHING BAND UNIFORM SUPPLIERS
We guarantee that you will be happy with your purchase or we will make it right. We retain your funds until you receive the uniforms, inspect the shipment and release the funds. If there is a problem, we will negotiate the discrepancy with the seller and work out a deal that is agreeable to all involved.
How should I price our old marching band uniforms? Asking price depends on popularity of color and style, condition of the uniforms, size of the entire set and how fast you want to sell the uniforms. Typical prices per uniform run from $15 to $30, which you then multiply by the number of uniforms in your lot. If you have an odd number of pants versus jackets, take the lower number as the number of full sets and then list the "extras" included in the sale. You may want to put a price on the extras or just throw them in as a bonus. If you have some pieces that are in poor condition, you may want to also exclude them from the full uniform count, but include them as a bonus item to be used for parts.
- Please use this to place a link to MarchingLinks.com on your web site.
- While they still may look ok from a distance, the uniforms are showing serious wear and have needed a lot of TLC and repairs to keep them going for our growing marching band.
- No matter what you give, your donation will be used to purchase band uniforms that will last for the next 20+ years.
Please do this at home to allow ample time for the shoe polish to dry before wearing the shoes with your uniform. You will receive a white plastic bag that you’ll put inside the hat when you wear it at football games. When you are in the football stands, put the hat in the plastic bag to protect it.
DO YOU HAVE UNIFORMS TO DONATE?
Providing the best possible products at the right price, while striving to offer outstanding customer service has always been our top priority. Band Shoppe is a family-owned company that has a rich history dating back to 1970. We proudly feature uniforms and flags handmade in our Southern Indiana facility. With nearly 100 skilled employees, we are committed to the quality of our products and services we bring to our customers.
(If your item does not sell – very unlikely – you do not owe a penny.) We retain the funds until the buyer receives the items, inspect the shipment and releases the funds. If there is a problem, we will negotiate the discrepancy with the buyer and work out a deal that is agreeable to all involved. In 20 years, knock on wood, we have never have a major problem. Occasionally a shipment will be a few jackets or pants short, but we are able to resolve this with a prorated credit to the buyer.
This campaign is a one-time event, and we are hoping that you will reach a bit deeper to support this worthwhile fundraiser. It is our goal to order new uniforms in the spring of 2016 and have them for the fall of 2016 marching season. Channel 23 News also did a segment on the donation of the uniforms from Central to Rockford East in late September. A tax deductible donation of $400 will pay for one new uniform.