With growing numbers and aging equipment, the Hoosac Valley High Music Department is asking the School Committee to consider making an investment in the musical program.

iBerkshires.com  reports band director Jacob Keplinger told the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee on Monday said more students are expected to join the band in the coming years and they are already running short on uniforms.

Keplinger said the band has 68 members at the moment and although 10 are expected to graduate at the end of the year, 21 seventh-graders are slated to join the band when they enter the eighth grade.

The uniform situation is not the best and he has to mix uniforms purchased in 2012 and 2002, and some much older.

He said size options are also a problem and he can't properly outfit his students with the current selection.

Any ideas to help the band?

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