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2022-23 Musician Handbook: Concert Attire

Overview

Each orchestra has its own required dress code for concerts. The dress code is designed to be affordable, and inclusive with gender-neutral options. Inappropriate attire may lead to dismissal from a concert. Because students grow out of concert clothes quickly, we encourage families to consider second-hand options. Concert memos emailed prior to every performance will indicate whether “Formal Attire” or “Family Attire” is required.

Formal Attire

Philharmonia East & West, Sinfonia East & West, Concertino East & West, and Camerata

  • Students wear white on top and black on bottom. Please note that a bowtie is no longer required.
  • Top: Bright white long-sleeved (at least ¾ length) button-down shirt or bright white long-sleeved blouse
  • Bottom:
    • Long black dress slacks OR floor- or ankle-length black skirt (not form-fitting)
    • Black socks or tights (at least mid-calf height, no bare legs or feet)
    • Black dress shoes (no open toes, sandals, or sneakers) 

Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic, and Symphony

  • Students wear ALL BLACK. Please note changes from previous seasons.
  • Top: Long-sleeved (at least ¾ length), black dress shirt OR floor- or ankle-length long-sleeved black dress
  • Bottom:
    • Long black dress slacks OR floor- or ankle-length black skirt (not form-fitting)
    • Black socks or tights (at least mid-calf height, no bare legs or feet)
    • Black dress shoes (no open toes, sandals, or sneakers)

Family Concert Attire

Students wear the following attire for specified “family concerts” or less formal performances throughout the season. The dress is the same for all students.

  • Top: Single-color long-sleeve (at least ¾ length sleeves) shirt. Any style is satisfactory: button-down, sweater, turtle-neck, blouse, etc. No patterns, words, or logos. Avoid white or black if possible.
  • Bottom:
    • Long black dress slacks OR floor or ankle-length black skirt (not form-fitting)
    • Black socks or tights (at least mid-calf height, no bare legs or feet)
    • Black dress shoes (no open toes, sandals, or sneakers)

Please contact GTCYS’ Program Director Miranda Bryan at miranda@gtcys.org or 651.602.6807 with questions about concert attire. If purchasing concert attire is financially prohibitive, GTCYS will assist in finding necessary clothing.

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