The next week was the Thanksgiving break. It was the first time we didn't have a game on that week in like 7 years. When we got back to school, the Sup called a meeting with all of us. Cheer, dance, football, band... everybody took a butt chewing for things that were well outside of our control, and even things that we had approval for from the Principal. At that point, I told the school if they wanted us to wear uniforms regardless, and if it was going to be cold, THEY had to step up and buy the cold weather gear that was necessary to ensure each kid had what they needed.
They did, and grumbled about the cost. I didn't care. I said sign the PO. There is NO reason that if the school administration wants it to be a certain way, that they don't provide the funds to make it happen. Too often other programs get everything and the band gets screwed.