Cullman High School Bearcat Band members model the band’s new uniforms. / Photo courtesy Mary Hovater/CHS Band Boosters/CHS “Southerner”
CULLMAN – After years of fundraising including a hard push at the end to cover cost overruns, the Cullman High School Bearcat Band finally has its new uniforms. Members recently got to have their pictures made for the yearbook in a wardrobe that has that new-band smell.
Band Boosters President Mary Hovater wrote for the yearbook and shared with The Tribune:
“Eleven years ago, when the last band uniforms were purchased, the Cullman Band Boosters began setting aside money toward the purchase of new uniforms. After years of multiple exciting performances, the time came to purchase new uniforms for the students. The band, under the guidance of Mr. Smith and Mr. Teuscher, helped design the new uniforms. After measurements were taken and a few revisions were made, the new uniform design was approved. At that point, the band directors gave DeMoulin Brothers Uniform Company permission to start sewing the new Cullman Bearcat Band uniforms. In the meantime, money for the uniforms had to be raised since the total cost of the new uniforms was $25,000.00 more than the boosters had collected over the 11-year time frame. The band and boosters worked hard to raise the extra money. Even our current seniors, who would never actually get to wear the uniforms on the field, contributed to the cause. Thankfully, with hard work and help from our community, the money was raised in time for the purchase to be completed. The new uniforms will be debuted on the field during the 2018 football season!”
She also added a personal note to The Tribune, saying, “This group of band students and boosters is amazing. They would do whatever it takes to make this program the best it can be.”
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