AUBURN – Auburn’s first-year instrumental music instructor gave the school board Monday a look at the proposed new band uniforms.
Stubbs, originally from Minden, Neb., said 100 new uniforms are proposed to accommodate different sizes and a band roster of about 80 students.
Stubbs: “Right now this is definitely our top priority. The kids are excited about it. It’s been about 25 years since they’ve got uniforms here, so it’s definitely in the works.”
Board Member Michael Zarbua said new uniforms have been talked about for seven years and he urged the board to debut the new look by the next football season.
Stubbs said a booster club donation and other donations total about half of the $55,000 price tag. He said fund raising is ramping up.
Stubbs: “Reaching out to the community. Continuing to show them our new sample and just be proactive about what we are looking to do in the future, that our program is growing and hope they can support us in everything we are doing.”
Superintendent Kevin Reiman said a reading curriculum and new computers are his top priorities for next year’s budget.
Stubbs said the new uniforms not only look better, but they have better functionality and are made of a lighter material.