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BAND UNIFORMS.

Last Updated:
11 January 2020

 

OVERVIEW.


"We convince by our presence."

- Walt Whitman

For the sake of uniformity this information was developed to establish a simple guide on what our uniforms consist of and how to wear them.


Please form the habit of keeping your uniform clean and tidy -- which is effectively accomplished before stowing it after use. It takes little effort to look good -- please take the time.  We wear uniforms, not costumers.

Members should remain in uniform at band events - or change completely.  Partial wearing of the band uniform is not acceptable.

At any band event, if your appearance is deemed inappropriate, either by the standards set forth in this document and at the discretion of the band management or music directors, you may asked to stand down.

If a member loses or a piece of band issued uniform kit breaks -- please contact the band manager and instructions will be provided on how we can repair or replace items.  Members will be responsible for the purchase of lost equipment. 


Please do not show up at an event stating you lost and need something.

 

UNIFORM DESCRIPTIONS.

Uniforms will be designated to the following category of band members: 

Pipers, Snare Drummers, Tenor Drummers and Bass Drummers.

Uniforms will be designated to the following category of uniforms:  Class A, Class B, Summer and Competition.

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CLASS A

For Pipers, Snare and Bass Drummers:

Glengarry with band cap badge, patrol tunic (jacket), long sleeve white dress shirt (no button down collars/oxfords), FOF tie, sporran and leather strap, kilt, kilt pin, socks and flashes. 


Ghillie brogue or wing tip style dress shoes.


No belt is worn with this uniform.

For Tenor Drummers:

Option 1: Glengarry with band cap badge, long sleeve BLACK uniform shirt (bell patch on left chest), black tie, sporran and leather sporran strap, belt and buckle, kilt, kilt pin, socks and flashes.


Option 2: Band issued black sweater with patches may also be worn during colder weather.  The sweater is worn with a WHITE shirt and the FOF tie.

​​Notes:

Current band cuff-links can be worn with this uniform. 

Suspenders may be worn to keep your kilt up and in place.


Tie Bars should not be visible. 


*Pipers, Snares and Bass Drummers without a Class A Black Patrol Tunic shall wear the prescribed Class A uniform for the Tenor Drummers.

CLASS B

Glengarry with cap badge, long sleeve BLACK uniform shirt (with bell patch on left chest), black clip on tie pin with crown and shield tie-pin (for men), black cross over tie (for women), belt and buckle,  sporran and leather sporran strap, kilt, kilt pin, socks and flashes,

Black ghillie brogue or wing tip style dress shoes.

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SUMMER

Short sleeve WHITE band issued shirt with patches, FOF tie, sporran and strap, belt and buckle, socks and flashes, kilt, kilt pin, glengarry with band cap badge.


Black ghillie brogue or wing tip style dress shoes.

Note:  When wearing white dress or uniform shirts, a plain, white, crew neck or V-neck under-shirt is required. No sleeveless shirts or tank tops permitted. You are expected to keep white shirts in a state of cleanliness and professional appearance.

COMPETITION

Glengarry with band cap badge, long sleeve white dress shirt, waistcoat (vest), FOF tie, sporran with leather strap, kilt, kilt pin, socks and flashes.  


We do not wear band belts and buckles with competition uniforms


Black ghillie brogue or wing tip style dress shoes.

Notes:
Suspenders may be worn to keep your kilt up and in place.

Current band cuff-links can be worn with this uniform (crown and shield).

No OXFORD style button down shirts.

Tie-bars should not be visible.

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Please form the habit of keeping your uniform clean and tidy -- which is effectively accomplished before stowing it after use. It takes little effort to look good -- please take the time.  We wear uniforms, not costumes.

 

UNIFORM PARTS AND PIECES.

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GLENGARRY

all uniforms

Black glengarry with black torrie and black and white dicing.  Worn 1" above left eyebrow, 1/2" above right eyebrow, canted to the right slightly.

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CAP BADGE

all uniforms

Attached securely to Glengarry.  Centered on Glengarry bow. Clean and polished.  No other cap badge shall be worn.

Clean using a clean microfiber cloth or mild soap and water only; No polishes or metal cleaners.

PATROL TUNIC

Class A pipers, snares and bass drummers

Open collar black tunic with cutaway.  Jackets have silver buttons.  Some of these jackets have badge tabs.  PLEASE


NOTE: Only active or retired members of military, fire, police or ems are allowed to wear a badge.

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L/S WHITE SHIRT

Class A and Competition

Long sleeve white dress shirt with no buttons on the collar (no oxfords). 

French-cuff preferred with band crown and shield cuff-links. 


Members purchase this item on own.  Usually on sale at Jos. A. Bank.

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FOF TIE

Class A, Competition and Summer

Black tie with FOF logo in dark grey.  Tie has green and blue stripes (which match our kilt) and the words "For Our Fallen" in white.

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SPORRAN AND STRAP

all uniforms

Black leather sporran and sporran strap.  Sporran has a silver "City of Raleigh" badge on the front.

KILT

all uniforms

With the permission of Clan Mackay USA, Inc. the band honors the legacy of Dave McKee, Sr. by wearing the Mackay Ancient tartan. 

Read more about #WhyMackay HERE.

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KILT PIN

all uniforms

Fastened through the outer layer of material only, at the bottom right-hand side of your kilt 2” from the fringed edge and 2” up from the bottom of the kilt.

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SOCKS AND FLASHES

all uniforms

House of Cheviot Harris Kilt Hose – charcoal.  Machine wash in COLD WATER -- and Ancient Blue flashes.

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SWEATER

Tenor Class A

Black sweater for tenor drummers Class A Option 2 uniform.  Worn with long sleeve white shirt and FOF tie.

SHOES

all uniforms

Required shoes for adults are a black ghillie brogue or wing tip style shoe, with long ghillie laces, or appropriate black dress shoes.


No boots or gym shoes please

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CLASS B SHIRT

Class B*

Long sleeve police style uniform shirt with the band “bell patch” on the left chest.

* Can be worn with Class A Tenor uniform Option 1.

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"BELL" PATCH

Class B

Band "Bell" Patch is worn above the seam of the left pocket of the Class B Uniform Shirt.

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BLACK TIES

Class B

We have two different ties for our Class B uniform - the men's clip on tie and the ladies cross over tie.  Men should wear the band tie pin on this tie.

TIE PIN

Class B

Tie pin should be worn centered on the tie -- in line with the pocket flaps.

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BELT AND BUCKLE

Class B and Summer*

2.5” pebbled black belt with distressed Rampant Lion buckle.

* Tenors can wear with their version of the Class A Uniform.

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SUMMER SHIRT

Summer

Short sleeve white pilot’s brand shirt, USA flag patch on right shoulder and band crest NC State flag patch on left shoulder.

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BAND CREST CIRCLE PATCH

Summer

Band Crest circle patch worn on the left sleeve of the Summer Uniform Shirt.

USA FLAG PATCH

Summer

USA flag patch "charging forward" worn on the right sleeve of the Summer Uniform Shirt.  Why is it backwards?  Learn more here.

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CUFFLINKS

Class A and Competition

Current band cuff-links are the crown and shield design.  These are the only cuff-links to be worn when performing with the b

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VEST (WAISTCOAT)

Competition

We have a mix of charcoal vests with horn buttons and black vests with silver buttons.  Wear whichever has been issued to you.

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BAND CREST PATCH

Class A

Worn on the left sleeve of the Class A Patrol Tunics or Sweaters.

FOF SHIELD PATCH

Class A

Worn on the right sleeve of the Class A Patrol Tunics or Sweaters.  NCOs may wear chevron insignia under this patch

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COLLAR DOGS

Class A

Collar pins as worn by the honor guard of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.  Worn on the collars of the Class A Patrol Tunic.

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AWARD BARS

Class A, B and Summer

From time to time the band recognizes members for service above and beyond with "Award Bars" similar to those issued by public safety agencies.

Consult the Drum Major for proper placement on Class A, Class B and Summer uniforms.

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SERVICE PATCHES

Class A

Founding members wear a star patch on the left sleeve cuff.


For every 5 years with the band members will wear a hash patch on the right sleeve.

Members age 70 and over will wear the issued “Order of the Old Oak” patch on their right sleeve.

 

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