The subject of Barry Levinson’s “The Band That Wouldn’t Die” documentary, the Baltimore Colts Marching Band endured a franchise that left town in the middle of the night, maintaining membership and rehearsals (despite not having a team for which to play) for 12 years until the Ravens landed in 1996. This uniform was worn by a “Marching Ravens” band member during a recent season at M&T Bank Stadium. The purple and black ensemble features logo patches and embroidered finery. A majorette hat accompanies. More on our website.
Jacket: a purple 55% Dacron/45% wool blend pullover garment with a left front zipper panel and a band collar, the apparel item features seven horizontal white twill panels outlined with gold-colored embroidery and fastened at both ends with metal buttons with music-themed relief designs. The left sleeve is home to a “Baltimore’s Marching Band” logo patch with an embroidered “1947” identifier. The right sleeve features a Ravens logo patch with a Maryland coat of arms design, as well as an “M&T Bank” patch. On the back, a sizable Ravens logo is flanked by white-on-gold embroidered identifiers reading “BALTIMORE” (above) and “RAVENS” (below). Within the collar, a “Stanbury” label denotes size “38R” and an additional tag has a “136” band member identifier.
Pants: black 55% Dacron/45% wool blend leg wear with purple-and-white striped trim lining the outer legs, as well as Ravens logo patches on either side. The pants feature a zippered front and attached suspenders. The waistband’s interior is home to a “Stanbury” size “32” label with a tag denoting band member number “136.”
Hat: a majorette-style accessory with a black plastic bill and gold-colored chain lining the front. The black leather crown features an embroidered Ravens logo and plastic chinstraps.
Accompanying is an LOA from the Marching Ravens.