Caring for your Uniform
Washing your uniform
United Alumni Drum
and Bugle Corps is very proud of our look and of course our uniform.
It is important that all members look their best when wearing their uniform.
Remember when you are wearing your uniform you are not just representing
yourself, but United Alumni. People will recognize the uniform from
afar, long before they recognize the person in it.
Smoking in Uniform - Please remember each Uniform Jacket is worth
$300.00 - a small cigarette burn will ruin a uniform jacket in a matter of
seconds. If you feel the need for a cigarette, please remove your
uniform jacket and avoid others with their jacket on.
consists of the following items.
Green and Black
1 Black UA
Black shoes and
Black Socks. (shoes should not have any white showing)-(Shoes and
not provide by the corps).
Points to remember when wearing the uniform.
T shirt should always be worn under the Jacket. Never wear your
jacket without an under garment. Wearing a black under shirt will
prevent other colours showing between your pants and your uniform jacket
when you raise your arms. Black United Alumni T-Shirts can be
obtained by contacting Ed Pow.
(Additional T-Shirts can be purchased by contacting Ed.)
lean against brick walls or other abrasive surfaces. This can snag
the material and damage the fabric of the uniform along with the
embroidery, braid and piping.
Do not lay
the uniform on the ground.
crushing the jacket. This prevents the washable Mylar inside the
collar and wings from being creased. Should this occur, simple
hold the collar or wing in both hands and gently bend the piece back and
forth until the crease disappear
Jacket only during performances. Do not wear your jacket during
your commute to the event. After each function the
jacket should be hung in the garment bag.
After events where the jacket is wet
or damp due to body sweat or rain, the
jacket should be hung outside of the garment bag to allow it to air dry.
your uniform in the garment bag provided (if you require a new garment bag
please contact Gary Ferris or
Washing your Uniform Jacket:
Our uniform Jacket is made of material which has been carefully chosen
to allow each uniform to be washed and dried in a standard consumer washing
machine and dryer. It has been strongly recommended by "Band
that the Insignia Uniforms not be dry cleaned and certainly not commercially
washed with harsh chemical detergents which may cause damage to the jacket.
When washing your
jacket please complete the following steps:
Remove the sash.
The sash can be washed in the same manner as the jacket - but must not be connected to the jacket.
Both wings are
to be flipped up to help prevent creasing (see diagram to the right). To flip the
wings, gently roll the wing with both hands back over the shoulder of
Turn the jacket
inside out and zipped. This protects the buttons within the
washing machine and dryer.
jacket in cold water on normal cycle using standard non bleach
detergent. Bleach is not to be used on the jacket.
jacket should be tumble dried at low heat and remove promptly from the
Common stains can be
removed using "Shout" or any other popular stain treatment. Grease,
oil and other difficult stains should be removed by a dry cleaner.
It is strongly
recommended the uniforms NOT be dry cleaned. However should it
be necessary due to a difficult stain be sure to contact Gary Ferris or
Diana Chambers before doing so.
Storage of the
Along with proper
washing and drying, proper storage of the Uniform will help ensure they stay
looking great for many years. Each Uniform should be individually
bagged and placed on a hanger. If the jacket is wet or damp, be sure
to allow the jacket to air dry before placing in the garment bag.
If at any time you
are concerned about the method of cleaning your uniform please feel free to
contact either Diana Chambers or Gary Ferris.
can be machine washed using the same method as the jacket.
If you need help or alterations
with your uniform please contact
Gary Ferris or