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Uniform Cleaning Details

posted Oct 30, 2016, 8:51 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 8:51 PM ]

Didn’t the marching band look marvelous at our competitions this season?  As we bring the competitions to a close, let’s make sure we keep the uniforms looking (and smelling!) great for the upcoming parades!

It's very simple; this week, students should bring home garment bags which are on the racks in the hallway. 

Please follow the cleaning instructions listed below and return a CLEAN uniform by Monday, November 14, 2016 to ensure that it is available for our first parade of the season.  

Cleaning instructions: Gloves, collars, socks and bibs can (and should) be laundered often.

Glove – Wash in any white load.  They can be sprayed or treated with a small amount of oxyclean or dishwashing liquid (a great degreaser for those of you who play a brass instrument) prior to washing, but please do NOT use bleach!  Lay out to dry - do not dry in your dryer. 
Collars – Collars can be unsnapped and washed with gloves in any white load.  They can be sprayed or treated with a small amount of oxyclean prior to washing, but please do NOT use bleach!  Lay out to dry - do not dry in your dryer.
Jackets - Air out the jacket and the garment bag.  Take your jacket out of the uniform bag to air out and completely dry before returning it to your bag (Do NOT wash or clean - we dry clean them once per year.
Bibs - zip, make sure pockets are empty and wash in any dark load (not with towels!).  They can be line dried or dried in the dryer (take them out immediately so they don't wrinkle).
Black socks – provided by the student and washed regularly at home. 
Shoes - wipe with damp cloth (or ArmorAll wipes if you have them), air dry prior to putting in your garment bag.
Wrist Guards – Percussion only - Wrist Guards - let us know if you need a pair. 
REPAIRS (buttons, ripped bibs, etc.):  If you notice anything that might need our attention when you are cleaning your uniform, please email us or tell us directly immediately.  We want to make all repairs in advance of the parade on Saturday, November 19, 2016 so we are not scrambling at the last minute! 
 
Wendy Russell, Sherry Skinner, and Allison Lyles
ADHS Marching Band Uniform Committee Co-Chairs
Questions? Please email Uniform Committee directly at uniforms@athensdriveband.com