Virgil Shipley/NEWS Mount Vernon High School percussionist Kyle Pae models one of the new band uniforms the Music Boosters have ordered. The current band uniforms were purchased in 1999, and many are frayed and worn beyond repair. The boosters have launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for 130 new uniforms. The $450 price per uniform includes the matching coat, pants, hat, plume, rain coat and hat box. Purchase
MOUNT VERNON — East Elementary School was featured at Monday’s Mount Vernon school board meeting. Staff members presented a video celebrating 10 years of the school’s summer reading program, and parent volunteer Steve Stein received the East Elementary Behind the Scenes Award for his work with students in the Destination Imagination program.
At the meeting, the board also got a preview of the new band uniforms being ordered to replace the current uniforms, which were purchased in 1999. Band director Andy Sundman said the Music Boosters have a campaign underway to raise $20,000 of the funds needed to purchase 150 new uniforms. The $450 cost per uniform includes the matching coat, pants, hat, plume, rain coat and hat box, Sundman said. There are different levels of support, from Platinum, the sponsorship of multiple uniforms, to Yellow Jacket, contributions of $25 to $99.
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