MCHS Band Gets New Uniforms
The McDonald County High School Band marched into the football stadium wearing brand new uniforms on Aug. 25 for the first football game of the year. Upon entering the stadium, the band formed a tight spiral on the grass just inside, making a dramatic entrance.
“I think they are super awesome and it’s been a long time in the making, and we made a stellar entrance tonight,” sophomore drum major Autumn Hottinger said.
Added senior drum major Tony Jaquez: “I cannot believe they’re finally here. They’re going to make this season our best. They’re going to make it legendary.”
“They’re amazing,” junior drum major Gabriel Hernandez said. “They’re a long time coming. We’ve been waiting a long time. They’re putting a new face on our shows.”
“It was about a two-year process to design and build the funding into our budget,” Band Director Laurie Kinder-Lang said. “It was made a lot easier with our school board.
“It’s the beginning of a new era. This year this whole school’s culture has already pulled together
more than at any time since I’ve been here in the last 10 years. These new uniforms are a symbol of the pride McDonald County shows in its students.”
She said the band had its old uniforms for at least 15 years. The new uniforms were supplied by DeMoulin, the oldest and largest manufacturer of music-performance-group apparel in the world and the same company that outfits Missouri State University, Kinder-Lang added.
Carla Hottinger, president of the Band Boosters, said of the uniforms, “They are very sharp and classy. It has been over 15 years since we’ve had a new set of uniforms. Very proud and happy that we were able to give the kids a new look and very happy and proud that the county was able to provide new uniforms for the band. The kids were very excited and happy, along with parents, to have new uniforms.”
The McDonald County High School marching band took to the field wearing new uniforms at the first football game of the season on Aug. 25.