USM marching band needs help in choosing new uniform | News
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM)- "It's time for a change," said University
of Southern Mississippi band student Kristopher Chandler.
After having to wear a band uniform that
is a century old, Chandler is ready for change.
"We are not only like the performance
face of the university, but nationally, internationally whenever people hear
University of Southern Mississippi, they automatically think Pride of
Mississippi marching band," said Chandler. "We need to have that modern, sharp,
presentable look to us to accommodate our reputation."
The university as well as the staff and
students believe it's time for a new look.
"Uniform life ranges from eight to ten
years, and it's time to replace them," said USM Director of band Catherine
Rand. "So right now we're trying to get the community, the band, the faculty,
and alumns, and students of USM to help us pick the new uniform for the next
Beginning with seven designs, the
university has narrowed it down to three. Now they need help in choosing one.
By creating a Facebook page, the university gives the community a chance to
vote for their favorite. Aside from voting, one lucky voter will also be
Voting closes October 26, so don't forget to vote.
To vote and for more information click HERE.