Indian River High School band in tune to new uniforms

DAGSBORO – Indian River School School’s band will march to the tune of new uniforms in the not-so-distant future.

Under the school district’s alternating high school band uniform replacement cycle, it’s Indian River’s turn.

Indian River High School’s marching band tunes up for last year’s Millsboro Christmas Parade.

“As you know district sets aside funds every year for the purchase of eventually band uniforms. It’s about a 10-year cycle for each of the high schools. It is time for Indian River to get new uniforms,” said IRSD Director of Business Jan Steele at the Sept. 25 school board meeting. “At this point we want board approval for them to be able to move forward with their prototype.”

Approximately $72,000 has been set aside for 120 new uniforms, priced at $600 each.

To loud audience applause, the board of education unanimously approved the request.

The request was previously discussed during the district’s building and grounds committee, which was in complete agreement, said board president Charles Bireley.

It will take about a year to get the prototype, Ms. Steele said. That would then come before the school board for final approval.

An agreement was made years ago for the district to budget $11,000 each year specifically for new band uniforms, Ms. Steele said.

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