New Look For Mandarins In 2006
The Mandarins brass and percussion sections will have a new look in 2006. After discussions with the Mandarins staff, Tommy Keenum of the Band Hall designed the Mandarins’ new uniform as shown in the prototype sketch below. The Mandarins sought to update the look of the corps, while at the same time maintaining something unique and distinctive. The jacket is a rust color, with black, copper and silver being used for accents and the balance of the uniform. The use of 3/4 sleeves is intended to mimic traditional Samurai dress. A number of other enhancements are also in the works.
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