CONCERT ATTIRE

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Proper concert attire is essential to an ensemble's impact. Musicians who are not properly attired - for example, short skirts, tight pants, bare shoulders, arms, or legs, white socks, odd footwear - become a focal point for the audience.  Avoid wearing scented products. Jewelry and hair adornments should be avoided or, if worn, must be unobtrusive.
Failure to follow dress guidelines will jeopardize participation in the concert performance.

Formal Concert Attire – Prelude, Intermezzo, Intermediate, Chamber, Wind 

  1. White dress shirt, black bow tie, black dress slacks, black dress shoes, black socks.

  2. Black ankle-length, ¾ or long-sleeved dress, black hose, black close-toed dress shoes.

  3. Black ankle-length skirt or palazzo (flared, wide-leg) pants, ¾ or long-sleeved black top, black hose, black close-toed dress shoes.

Formal Concert Attire – Symphony and Symphonic

  1. Black tuxedo or suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black dress shoes, black socks.

  2. Black ankle-length, ¾ or long-sleeved dress, black hose, black close-toed dress shoes.

  3. Black ankle-length skirt or palazzo (flared, wide-leg) pants, ¾ or long-sleeved black top, black hose, black close-toed dress shoes.

Pit Orchestra – Symphony Nutcracker 

Black long-sleeved shirt or blouse, pants, socks, shoes. Casual clothing is acceptable; however, anything that can be seen must be black. No bare arms or legs.