Beloved blue jacket returns….

Beloved blue jacket returns….

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Hornline uniform

I was always proud to be an Arbella, but was especially proud to wear the nautical uniform of our All-Girl era.  To me, it was one of the classiest uniforms in drum corps, it simply had everything going for it.  And when I think of the moms, painting red stripes onto the gauntlets and hand-making the cumberbuns, shirts, well, just about everything… they were even more special.  They were made out of pure love and passion for the Corps!

In gratitude to all the moms, and to pay homage to the nautical history of Salem, it seems only fitting that we relaunch Arbella with our beautiful royal blue jackets once again (even though I can find no historical reference to navy blue jackets in naval history. As an aside, when the Arbella actually came over from England in the 1600s to found Salem, they didn’t even have a formal naval uniform (or a formal navy for that matter…)- the officers ASKED for one to commemorate their position as officers in the 1700’s when a navy was more formally organized.  But I digress…).

In 2009, I was at the Lawrence show and I noticed that the COLTS’ color guard was wearing a

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Colts 2009 guard uniform...soon to be ours!

very modern version of our old uniforms!  They were gorgeous, and looked great on both boys and girls – so guess what we’re procuring!  YES!  The guard will be in these uniforms.  Of course, most of us are not 20-year old kids practicing 18 hours a day, so we will be making them to fit! lol

The Percussionists will be wearing a hybrid of the two – the blue blazers with striped shirts.  And the Drum Major?  Well, he/she will look like Horatio Hornblower himself!  With Naval Admirals blazer, gold trim, and red sash.  Very smart indeed!

We are so pleased and so FORTUNATE to have the help of RITA (CRAM) SWEENEY (’81-’83) with the uniforms.  Rita can sew anything!  and we are so grateful to have her expertise and her time.  THANK YOU RITA!!!!!!

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