On March 4, the community was invited to a special unveiling of the new Marching Cardinals uniform and tour of the new UIW Music Building. Dr. Brett Richardson (left), assistant professor and coordinator of music education, presented the new band uniform, modeled by music student Arnulfo Hernandez. The uniforms were custom designed by Fred J. Miller, Inc. and were debuted by the Marching Cardinals during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on April 25.
“The night of the reception, when I came out modeling the uniform I said to myself, ‘This is actually happening! We are currently making history,’” said Hernandez. “During the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, walking around in the uniforms, showing them off, getting comments from other schools, being noticed, having my friends from other schools and colleges throughout Texas who participated and visited seeing the uniforms and hearing their comments was just an amazing feeling.”