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Cougar Marching Band uniform

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5759

Scope and Contents

Contains a marching band uniform of the style used by the Cougar Marching Band of Brigham Young University from approximately 2007-2017, manufactured by Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. Includes a navy blue and white coat. The coat is collared and double-breasted with gold buttons on the front and on the sleeves. There is a white embroidered letter Y on the shoulder of each sleeve. A gold baldric is sewn to the right coat shoulder, wraps around the body, and attaches to itself with Velcro. Also includes two pairs of trousers, one white with navy blue additions on the outside of the leg and one navy blue with white and gold additions on the outside of the leg. Both trouser pairs have adjustable suspenders sewn into the waistline. Also includes a navy blue and white shako with a gold chain wrapped around the lower outside and resting on a black visor in the front. Above the visor is a silver emblem and a black letter Y.


  • approximately 2007


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cougar Marching Band uniform must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The Cougar Marching Band (1954- ) is the marching band of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

The first marching band at Brigham Young University was likely established around 1908 by Professor Robert Sauer, and was later administered by the Reserve Officer's Training Corps as the R.O.T.C. Band. In 1953, administration of the R.O.T.C. Band was transferred to the College of Fine Arts, and placed under the direction of Richard A. Ballou. The following year, in September 1954, the R.O.T.C. Band was replaced by the coed Cougar Marching Band. The band is also known as "The Power of the Wasatch" after the Wasatch mountain range which borders the university campus. The Cougar Marching Band is an ensemble group in the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. The band performs both pre-game and halftime performances and consists of 225 performing members, including a Drumline Battery, Color Guard, and a Flag/Rifle Line. It is an audition-only group.

Administrative History

Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. (1917-) is a uniform and performance apparel manufacturing company located in Brookfield, Missouri.

Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. was founded by William Stanbury in 1917 and is based in Brookfield, Missouri. Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. manufactures uniforms and performance apparel with an emphasis on uniforms for marching bands, drum corps, and concert performance groups. They manufacture complete uniforms with coats, trousers, and headgear.


2 oversize boxes (3.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Brigham Young University Surplus in April 2018. Receipt #580410-7925557.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Brigham Young University Surplus; April 2018.


Campus activities (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.2.d, October 2015).

Physical Description

Clothing. Band uniform. Coat Dacron and wool, 34" waist x 23" long with 22" sleeves, in good condition, with slight staining on interior and on the right sleeve. Trousers Dacron and wool, 36" waist x 30" inseam x 46.5" outseam, in good condition. Shako 5.5" tall x 9" wide with 1.625" long visor, in excellent condition. Navy blue, white, gold, silver, and black.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; 2018.

Register of Cougar Marching Band uniform
Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US