Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Letter Jacket





2015 Letter Jacket information coming soon



One time orders for letter jackets for the 2014 marching season will be due on TBA.  Letter Jacket samples will be available for sizing at various rehearsals and at the pitch-ins.

The Embroidery form is not turned in with the letter jacket order form, it is taken with the jacket to Indiana Custom Embroidery and payment is separate from the letter jacket itself.

Both forms are available below and the Letter Jacket Order Form with check payable to CHS Band Boosters should be turned into Ellen Wolfert.  (Questions? Email Judy Bonnet

Letter Jacket FAQ’s

Do I have to get the jacket embroidered? No. Many students only want their patches sewn on their jackets and that is just fine.

Are there instructions on placement of patches on the jackets? Yes. Please view Where do I put the patches on my jacket? link.

I don’t sew, can I get help with putting the patches on the jacket? Yes.

Kim’s Alterations, 9 E. 126th Street, Carmel, IN  46033, Phone:  581-1632.                                   Please contact them directly for pricing.

Where can I go to get my child’s jacket embroidered? Currently, we have two vendors who have experience with our band and who are interested in continuing to perform this service for us. They are:

Indiana Custom Embroidery, 6438 Rucker Rd, (off Binford Blvd), Indianapolis, IN, Phone: 251-7792.  Contact:  Karla.  Preferred Vendor of choice

Toula’s Alterations, 1029 W. Main St, Carmel, IN, Phone: 846-5202.  Contact: Toula.  Note:  Toula’s will also sew on patches, but is more expensive than Kim’s.

Don’t forget to complete the Letter Jacket Embroidery form and take it with you to the embroiderer.

How should I prepare the jacket to get embroidered?  Please use masking tape to mark where you would like the embroidery to begin.  It is important that the company doing the embroidery is aware of how many years you intend to have embroidered on the back of the jacket (from 1 to 4 years typically, but some students are in band for 5-6 years).  If you intend to have your jacket embroidered, it is a good idea to have this done first and then have the patches sewn onto the jacket.  There will be an extra charge to you if the embroiderer has to remove patches in order to fit the embroidery on the center-back of the jacket.  Do not assume that the embroiderer knows what you want.  Be clear and ask questions BEFORE the embroidery is done.  It will also help if you use the Embroidery Order Form on the band website. This order form has the standard options as determined by the directors.

How much will it cost to have the jacket embroidered?

Jan 2015 pricing is as follows:
Graduation year on sleeve: $5.00
Additional instrument on front of jacket: $4.00
The year and one line of embroidery underneath it on the back: $8.00
Each additional line: $5.00

What is the maximum number of characters that will fit on an embroidery line? The embroiderers tell us that there is about 10.5 inches available (width) on the back of the jackets for embroidery. The ideal max is 26-27 characters (you must count spaces); however, in the past we have made room for more by squeezing the letters.

Download 2015Letter Jacket Order Form

2015 EmbroideryFormUpdated(12.4.14)

Have additional questions?  Email Judy Bonnet.