My band is considering changing its uniform from the traditional blazer and white shirt to something more modern and/or less formal.
One proposal is for the band to simply wear black shirts/blouses (possibly with a coloured tie) at some of the less formal jobs such as summer fetes etc. However, the problem with this is that, if the band is asked to buy black shirts, there will be a number of different 'shades' that appear, which could look quite untidy.
Do any other bands play in just black shirts, and if so, how do you get round this problem? One option is for the band to buy everybody a shirt, but what about deps?
If you wear a waistcoat with the black shirt, then I expect it will not be a problem because the waistcoat will cover most of it up - although again, comments and advice from any bands who have such a uniform would be welcome!