Welcome to the Music Boosters Announcements, 10/22/2017

Cleaning Uniforms


Marching Band Uniform

  • Students are expected to take home their collar liners, gloves, and shoes weekly in their Performance Bags to keep them clean and sanitary. Taking home these items also eliminates the possibility of your items mixing with other band students' items in the cabinets at school and potentially "walking away."
  • Collar liners and gloves can be machine-washed on a cold, delicate setting. Stain additives are acceptable. DO NOT USE BLEACH! Please wash your gloves weekly.
  • Raincoats will be assigned to each student and may be taken home to be cleaned, as long as they are brought back the following school day. Mud can be removed using a firm bristle brush and coats cleaned in a washing machine on a cold, delicate setting and LINE-DRIED. Raincoats must NEVER go in a clothes dryer or they will be ruined.
  • Uniform coats and pants can be cleaned of mud and debris at school by using a firm bristle brush. If the coat or pants are in need of professional cleaning during the marching band season, contact Mr. Schatt. Students will be responsible for additional cleaning fees during the marching band season. *The $15.00 fee is for end-of-year cleaning only.
  • Suggested shoe care from Dinkles: The leather shoes in the DINKLES line like the VANGUARD and STINGER all use a full leather upper with a micro-porous finish that is scuff resistant, water-resistant and easily cleaned. Just clean with soap and water or diluted leather cleaners. A shine can be put back on the leather with a car care product such as Armorall® or what works really well is Armorall® wipes.
  • Additional suggestions to clean shoes are to use Tennis Shoe cleaner (a foam spray) or Fantastik with a Mr. Clean Eraser. These products also clean the sides of the soles of the shoes very well. All of these products can be found at Drug Mart or local stores.

Wind Ensemble Uniform Care – Ladies Gown

  • Wash and Dry Separately
  • Wash Before Wearing
  • Machine wash inside out, cold water, gentle cycle.
  • Dry on low for a couple minutes to get out wrinkles.
  • Iron, if needed, on low setting while still damp.
  • Store on velvet hanger or dress hanger to prevent shoulder bumps.

OR

Use Dryel bag and sheets as directed on package and iron and store as directed above.
Clean and return to department at end of school year.

Wind Ensemble Uniform Care – Men’s Shirt, Vest, Pant

  • Wash and Dry Separately
  • Wash Before Wearing

Shirts

  • Machine wash, dry and iron after each use.
  • Pay close attention to collar, underarm and cuff stains.

Pants and Vest

  • Machine wash inside out, cold water, gentle cycle.
  • Dry on low for a couple minutes to get out wrinkles.
  • Iron low setting while still damp.
  • Store on velvet hanger or suit hanger.

OR

Use Dryel bag and sheets as directed on package and iron and store as directed above.
Clean and return to department at end of school year.

Vocal Uniform Care

Ladies Gown

  • Wash and Dry Separately
  • Wash Before Wearing Machine wash inside out, cold water, gentle cycle.
  • Dry on low for a couple minutes to get out wrinkles.
  • Iron brocade on low setting while still damp.
  • CAUTION: DO NOT use an iron on velvet material
  • Store on velvet hanger or dress hanger to prevent shoulder bumps.

OR

Use Dryel bag and sheets as directed on package and iron and store as directed above.
Clean and return to department at end of school year.

Men’s Shirt, Vest, Pant

  • Wash and Dry Separately
  • Wash Before Wearing

Shirts

  • Machine wash, dry and iron after each use.
  • Pay close attention to collar, underarm and cuff stains.

Pants and Vest

  • Machine wash inside out, cold water, gentle cycle.
  • Dry on low for a couple minutes to get out wrinkles.
  • Iron low setting while still damp.
  • Store on velvet hanger or suit hanger.

OR

Use Dryel bag and sheets as directed on package and iron and store as directed above.
Clean and return to department at end of school year.


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