Marching Crimson Piper New Uniform Initiative

About this Campaign

"The Crimson Pipers Marching Band was first formed in 1906 and is one of the nation’s most renowned university marching bands. Over the years, the band has provided thousands of Tuskegee students, alumni, and friends with the heartwarming pride that has resonated across generations. The band has charmed millions of households through national appearances at competitions, parades, and commercials. The current uniforms that the band utilizes were purchased back in 1987.


The typical lifespan of a band uniform is about 12-15 years; however, our students have preserved them for more than 30 years. We know that our 21st-century students are worthy of 21st-century uniforms to match their discipline, mastery, and incredible commitment to this art form. The cost to outfit a student in a new uniform is approximately $600.


We are launching an alumni-driven fundraising campaign in hopes of raising $90,000 to purchase 150 new uniforms for the Crimson Pipers Marching Band by Homecoming 2020. On behalf of the current band students and the Tuskegee University Band Alumni Association, thank you for your support."


        - The Tuskegee University Band Alumni Association

Band | Tuskegee University

What a gift to the MCP New Uniform Initiative can provide:

  • Shakos - $55.15
  • Plumes - $23.65
  • Coats - $272.60
  • Bibbers - $113.15
  • Cape - $71.85
  • Shako Box - $11.95
  • Garment Bag - $13.50
  • Poncho - $29.00
  • Spats - $6.00
  • Gloves - $3.15
  • Entire uniform with accessories - $600.00



Additional Campaign Information

  • This campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000 from a Tuskegee University Board of Trustee Member.
  • If you are writing a check for this campaign, please add the code "FY21TUBAA" to the bottom of the check for accounting purposes.




Remember, any gift made to the university will also count toward your Eminent Associate status. The Eminent Associates program is one of the university’s donor recognition societies.  If you are not an Eminent Associate and would like additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs today at 334.727.8881.


This is an alumni-driven campaign created by the Tuskegee University Band Alumni Association.





Created By

Bradley Watts
Bradley M Watts
Date: July 23, 2020

197 Donations

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