Rich Holly, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts: The new uniforms are a grand slam! I’ve been at NIU for almost three decades, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much excitement among band members.
Paul Bauer, Director, School of Music: It’s about more than a new look. The gift has a ripple effect for the School of Music. The uniforms are the largest expenditure for the school in the past 20 years, so the gift lifted a tremendous burden. It will free up money for other needs. For example, now more money can be spent on instructional needs to benefit other areas such as the orchestra, choirs, and other bands.
Andy Hofmann, senior OMIS major: We can’t tell Steve how much we enjoy our new uniforms. I think alumni enjoy seeing us in them too! We’re lucky to have Steve in our family.