I just got off the phone with our representative at the factory. They are working as quickly as they can but our uniform is very detailed which makes it very difficult to sew. The pants are done and are shipping today. The hats should be done in a day or so and they will ship them. It is currently taking 3X longer to sew our coat than it does a normal band coat. The moral of the story is, the coat your kid will wear next week may not have even been sewn yet!
With that said, here is our plan. We will fit all students into their pants this Friday during dinner, before we go out for the game, and after halftime. THE WHITE LONG SLEEVE UNDERSHIRT MUST BE SENT IN ON FRIDAY! It will be put in their bags for safe keeping.
We have to perform in the uniform before going to compete for the first time. That being said, we need to do a parent/community performance on September 8th in full uniform. We will rehearse as scheduled on Friday, September 8th at 3:00 and I will release them at 5:45 to eat dinner. You can bring it to them or we will have pizza available for $1 a slice. We will do a parent show run-through with full pit crew, walk-on, props, and show in FULL uniform at 7:30. That still gives time to walk-through the Middletown Festival after dark if you would like. I know my family is going so I hope to see you there! We have a later arrival on Saturday the 9th so that will help.
I am sorry for the change but since we haven't done this in uniform, I don't see any way around it. THANK YOU for your support and understanding. This show is going to be AMAZING! I am so excited about this season!
Director of Bands
Eastern High School
12400 Old Shelbyville Rd.
Middletown, KY 40243
502-313-4049 option 5