marching band member in a custom uniform playing the trumpet in front of flowing fabric

Band Shoppe
Custom Marching Band Uniforms


Engineered for performance – see the difference inside and out.

Inside our marching jackets, you’ll find the perfect blend of form and function using superior materials such as Milliken Polyester with VISA System 3, YKK Zippers, Rivet-backed Buttons, and Isacord Embroidery Thread. Whether it’s one of our designs or an original concept, Band Shoppe is here to help you every step of the way. Because Band Shoppe’s marching band and drum corps uniforms are made-to-order, you can change any of the designs shown, including colors, fabrics, sleeve style, wing and canopy styles, buttons, and bibber styles, or add a pair of gauntlets.

Contact

Talk to our Sales Team about designs, details, fabrics, and color options.

Sketch

Our in-house Design Team will create a full-color sketch for you to approve or change.

Refine

Once approved and payment is received, a sample may be made for further review.

Ship!

Your order will go into production after your final approval is received.


Making Choices

Design choices have become almost limitless thanks to improved fabric availability, digital printing technology, and state-of-the-art pattern-making software.

It’s important to consider the following:

  • Context: Keep in mind the type of performances, field conditions, and the weather your uniforms are subjected to, as certain fabrics will hold up better than others.
  • Budget: Let your Sales Rep know your price range beforehand. We can design a great look to fit within your budget.
  • Timing: Visit our Manufacturing Schedule is see our most up-to-date shipping timeline.

Ask Yourself

What is your budget for uniforms?

Does your group participate in specific competitions or performances?

What words describe your style?

  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • HBCU
  • Collegiate

Where can Band Shoppe help you improve your group’s overall look and style from previous years?

WHY CHOOSE BAND SHOPPE?

Providing the best possible products at the right price while striving to offer outstanding customer service has always been our top priority. With our 55,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility, we continue expanding our capabilities by increasing productivity and offering better services while utilizing the latest design, cutting, and sewing equipment. Band Shoppe is a family-owned company that has a rich history dating back to 1970. We proudly feature handmade uniforms and flags in our Southern Indiana facility. With nearly 100 skilled employees, we are committed to the quality of the products and services we bring to our customers.

The Band Shoppe Difference:

  • Our custom marching band uniforms are always in Southern Indiana using a cell-manufacturing system that utilizes working teams paid a fair hourly wage, focusing on garment quality rather than the number of pieces produced.
  • All Marching Uniforms, Trousers, and Bibbers carry a 10-year limited warranty to be free from manufacturing defects.
  • We pride ourselves on excellent customer service! Our Sales Team never works on commission, putting our customers’ needs first. And should something go wrong, our Customer Care Team is ready to help make it right.
VISA System 3 color swatches -- for assistance contact our sales team

Band Shoppe proudly continues to offer VISA System 3™, a technology by Milliken, on all 100% polyester marching uniforms. Innovators in the performance fabric industry, Milliken & Co has led the way with their patented VISA System 3™. Unrivaled in the industry, their polyester fabrics provide superior comfort, stain release, and moisture management. This engineered technology was created with the wearer in mind. Milliken is also a leader in dye lot reliability, which means your reordered uniforms will match year after year.

The benefits of VISA System 3 include:

  • Wicks sweat away from the body, bringing it to the surface for quick evaporation, letting you stay cool and comfortable
  • Color retention allows colors to stay bright wash after wash
  • Releases most odors and stains without pretreatment and odors
  • Milliken’s dye lot reliability means colors match year after year
  • Dries quickly when hung up after washing or wearing
  • Built-in superior wrinkle resistance
3 marching band members, one in a blouse, one in a vest, one in a jacket

Any Uniform Made Your Way!

Blouse

Marching Blouses feature a looser fit with a single-layer front. Great for groups with a wide size variation.

Jacket

OUR MOST POPULAR STYLE! Marching Jackets feature a triple-layer front for a crisp look. Choose an athletic or classic fit.

Vest

Marching Vests are the newest trend in marching. All the features of a jacket, but without sleeves for greater mobility.


Blouse, Jacket, or Vest — no matter what style you choose, Band Shoppe has the experience and know-how to create a custom uniform you can be proud of for years. Our Sales Team will listen to you and work with you every step of the way to make sure your uniform is exactly the way you want it. Trust Band Shoppe with your next custom uniform purchase!

Call today and talk to our Sales Team about customizing your next uniform!

selection of screen styles showing band shoppe's free design guide

Style Options

DID YOU KNOW: Because Band Shoppe’s marching band and drum corps uniforms are made-to-order, you can change any of the designs shown, including colors, fabrics, sleeve style, wing and canopy styles, buttons, and bibber styles, or add a pair of gauntlets.

The options are nearly limitless! That’s why we created a handy guide to designing your next marching band uniform. You can download this guide free, including drawing templates and digital color suggestions.

Design Services

Let Band Shoppe design your next uniform! Our Sales and Design Teams can work with you to create the perfect custom design. Just give us a little bit of information including show theme, color scheme, and budget range — and we do the rest.

Our always-free design services include sketches, so you can see what your uniform will look like before you buy.

stack of sketches showing custom band uniform options

Taking Measurements

If you’re unsure how to measure for a new uniform, taking your group’s measurement for those new uniforms can seem daunting. Band Shoppe wants to take the stress out of this crucial step with your uniform purchase. We are excited to share this step-by-step uniform measurements instruction video that walks you through the process.

When you’re ready to start measuring, grab a cloth measuring tape and a measurement form to take down the numbers. As always, our Sales Team is ready to help with your questions.

Ordering Your Next Custom Uniform Is Easy!

  1. Contact – Speak with our Sales Team about designs, fabrics, and color options. You can send us your original concept, visit our design gallery, and choose a pattern, or let us create something for you!
  2. Sketches – Based on the information provided by your Sales Representative, our in-house Design Team will draw a full-color sketch for your approval. You can make changes until everything looks just right.
  3. Refine – Once your sketch is approved and payment is submitted, a sample of your uniform may be made for further review. You can make additional changes at this point.
  4. Ship! – Your full order will go into production after receiving the final approval. Depending on the kind of fabrics you choose, timelines will vary. Our manufacturing schedule reflects production time only and doesn’t include the sketching and approval process or shipment time. To avoid delays, we suggest ordering early.

Made-to-order items are made just for your group and cannot be returned.

Ready to get started?

Band Shoppe’s design services, including full-color sketches and art setup, are always absolutely free! Once you have an idea, give us a call at (800) 457-3501, sales@bandshoppe.com, or visit our sketch request form.

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