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Uniform Replacement Project

uniforms concept sketchWhen ground was broken for construction of the new Saluki Stadium, the Marching Salukis also began a mission -- we wanted the band to be as impressive in their uniforms as the new stadium is to the SIU campus.

With the assistance of Dwight Miller and Stanbury Uniforms, famed designer Brent Becker began work. His task was daunting. We asked him to stay true to the history of the band, but also to update and contemporize the uniform for 2010 and beyond. Every inch was considered: placement and types of buttons, piping, the addition of a school logo, the color and type of materials... the list continued.

The artisans at Stanbury Uniforms were also charged with a task of their own: to take the 11 distinct and separate parts of the previous uniform and engineer them into two.

kaile new uniformAfter dozens of sketches and revisions, Brent submitted the final "golden" design to us on November 12, 2009.

With the blessing of Chancellor Goldman, College of Liberal Arts Dean Alan Vaux and School of Music Director Jeanine Wager, and with the help of CEO of the SIU Foundation Rickey McCurry, College of Liberal Arts Development Officer Tracee Tyner Norris, former Director of Bands Mike Hanes and Alumni Band President Eden Thorne, our campaign to fund the uniforms -- $65,000.00 in total -- began in earnest.

Over the next several months, donations were received from supportive alumni, friends and community members. Special campus organization like the SIU Alumni Association also recognized the importance of our mission, and the incredible dedication of the students who would wear the uniforms. We were able to purchase 150 new uniforms, hats, garment bags and raincoats.

Below is a list of donors. We thank each of them for the support of the Marching Salukis, and of SIU Bands. We couldn't have done it without you!

If you are interested in sponsoring a uniform, it's not too late. Just visit our online GIVING TO SIU BANDS page to make your tax-deductible donation.


Bruce Edward Arnold
Michael J. Ashner
Roger T. Badesch
William Eugene Basanta
James Robert Beers
Herman Lewis Bellaver
Norma Jean Bookhout
David Wayne Bottom
Alesha Boyer
Mary Walker Brigham
Jason Patrick Bronke
Lawrence G. Busch
Lynette Mae Carlson
Nancy Buffum Carr
George Earl Casper, OD
Esther Jacqueline Cepeda
Matthew Adam Clements
George H. Cook, Jr.
John R. Daly
Matthew J. Darling
Glen A. Daum
John L. Daum
William J. Dederick
Barbara Biggs Dillow
James Allen Donovan
Sharon L. Ebersohl
Erwin Engler
Epsilon Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Cheryl Ericsson
Jacqueline K. Feather
Thimjon C. Ferguson, MD
Brett R. Ferrari
Lee M. Fronabarger
Joseph J. Gareis, Jr.
Global Gourmet
Timothy Going
Bert Andrew Gordon
Daniel C. Grimm
Brandy Kay Hansen
John R. Harder
Ted A. Hartley
Charles Helleny
Stephen P. Henrie
Jerry L. Hinkley
Dean H. Homer
Karla J. Horn
Bill C. Hudson
Don Lee Hunsley
Terry P. Jurjevich
Kenneth James Keefe
Richard L. Kolb
Donald E. Kragness
Keith A. Kraske
Richard Daniel Kuehl
Edward J. Lahue
Amy Langelund
Joseph Lenzini
Helen F. Logue
Fritz E. Lower, MD
Robert Louis Masini
Robert F. Masuga
Tammy Lynn McGinnis
Malcolm B. McKean
John S. Mead
David Michael Mills
Todd A. Oehlsen
J. Stewart Parrish
JoAnn Marie Paulek
Nancy Hunter Pei, PhD
Nancy Braun Pfaff
Pamela Korte Pfeffer
Phillip M. Pfeffer
Susan Marie Pimentel
Sarah LeAnn Purdy
Greg Rakers
Herbert K. Russell, PhD
Craig Jerome Ryterski
S I Foot & Ankle Clinic
Norman M. Sanders
SIU Alumni Association
SIU Foundation
Jeffrey K. Smith
Nicholas C. Sortal
Howard Michael Spiegel
Laurie B. Squire
Scott Bryan Stearns
Allan Duran Stephens, USAF (Ret.)
Cathleen L. Stranc
Eden Dee Thorne
Tres Hombres
Wendy L. Uhl
William M. Vicars, PhD
Robert Edgar Wargel
Sally Jo Washburn
Thomas M. Webb