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Band Shows Off New Uniforms
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 • Posted October 7, 2011 • Updated October 7, 2011 10:32 AM

The Blanco Panther Band would like to cordially invite you to the debut of their new marching uniforms at the Pre-Game Homecoming Show this Friday, October 7. The band will take the field in performance at 7:00, and will be, for the first time, marching our hometown field in their new uniforms. The Blanco Band Boosters set out on a major fund-raising campaign last year to raise the funds to purchase new uniforms for the band. The Bands for Band Festival last May was very successful and the goal was reached.

The new uniforms are much more traditional than the uniform that has been used for the past ten years. Military-style hats, festooned with gold plumes, complete the band’s new look. In addition to sporting a new look, one of the major motivating factors for getting new uniforms was the comfort of our students. The existing uniforms were made of 100 percent wool. The Texas heat made it very difficult for the students to stay focused on their playing and be comfortable and confident. The new uniforms are made of a cotton/poly blend and are much cooler. The band will be able to march in formal attire much earlier in the season now and not be at risk of heat-related health complications on competition performance days.

Your attendance at this important performance would be very much appreciated. The Panther Band will be performing their UIL competition show, entitled “Excalibur”. The band is just off their first competitive performance of the season at the Hill Country Marching Festival in Fredericksburg this past weekend. The band earned 1st Division ratings and an overall third place in their division. A nice start to the competition season! UIL Region Marching competition will be held on October 15 in San Antonio.

We appreciate the Blanco I.S.D. and administrators for their support. Thanks also go out to local businesses and individuals who have been of great assistance in helping the band reach their goals: Town and Country Cleaners, Dirt Works, D.A.D. Services, Stripes, Super S, Trinity Lutheran Church, Uptown Blanco, Rainbird Gallery, Brieger Pottery, Express Care, Mike and Andree Barnes, and Rebecca Howerton.

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