Concert Dress Code

Concert Dress Code

The purpose for the dress code is so the audience will stay focused on the music during the performance and won't be distracted by individuals in the ensembles or orchestras.  The code has been made to create the best-looking and most uniform appearance at the lowest cost to families.  Therefore, if a musician comes to a concert in inappropriate attire, he or she may be asked to change before being allowed on stage.

  • Beginner Violin, Beginner Cello, Violin Choir and Cello Choir ensembles: Something dressy, any color.  Students should not wear jeans or flip flops for any performance.

  • Intermediate String Orchestra and Concert String Orchestra: White Top and Black bottom.

    Women: wear solid white blouses and solid black skirts (length should rest below knee when sitting) or solid black slacks.  Black dress shoes.  Men: wear solid white shirts and black pants. Black socks and shoes.

  • Youth Symphony Concert Dress Code:  All Black

    Women:  Black blouse and slacks, or black dress.  All blouses and dresses should have a sleeve (cap sleeve, 3/4 or long sleeve).  Slacks and skirts should be tea length or floor length.  Black dress shoes.

    Men: Black dress shirt (i.e. collared, or nice buttoned shirt) and black slacks. Long black tie is optional.  All socks should be black and shoes should be black dress shoes. 

  • Chamber Music Concerts:  Concert black or black and white. Chamber groups may incorporate accent colors for performances.

  • Solo Recitals:  Students should dress nicely.  Any color is acceptable. 

  • Jewelry should be kept at a minimum.  No jeans, flip flops, or tennis shoes for any performance.