NEW BROCKTON, Ala.(WDHN)—New Brockton High School’s band director is on a mission to “replace” band uniforms that are nearly 20 years old.

Gamecock Band Director, Ryan Gresko, shows the difference between the current
uniforms, and the new ones his school hopes to purchase by the start of the 2022-23 school year.

They are made with lighter material and would be more comfortable in the “Summer heat” of the wiregrass.

Gresko says “uniforms nowadays are made of a lighter material. They are breathable, especially in the southern, Summer heat. In the Fall having new uniforms, and updating those uniforms would be great for our program.”

Gresko is in his fourth year at the school. In his first year, he says there were 36 students
in the band when he arrived. He now has approximately 90 students. Last week, the city of New Brockton
donated three thousand dollars. The school needs a total of 25-thousand to purchase 100 new uniforms.

“We currently raised with the help of patrons, businesses, and donors we currently raised about 12-thousand dollars. And we have just around 10-thousand more to go”, according to Gresko.

Mike Gurspan says “Coffee County School Superintendent Kelly Cobb says if it wasn’t for the community there would be no way these new uniforms could be purchased.”

Cobb says “we think it’s very worthy and we’re super excited and thrilled that our community is working together to help raise 25-thousand dollars at this time.”

The current dollar status of the collection drive can be found in the school’s front lobby. Thus far, the band
has raised 12-thousand dollars in private donations.