Note: Excerpts of the Membership Handbook are presented here. The full paper handbook will be distributed at the first rehearsal with sheet music. Also at the first rehearsal, an information packet will be distributed regarding ordering procedures for women's concert clothing.
Concert Dress Code
The Concert Dress Code has been established primarily for the purpose of advancing our professional and tasteful appearance, in an understated manner. With this in mind, the following policies have been adopted.
The chosen concert attire for women is required for all female participants. Though tops are identical, there is a choice between pants or a skirt. Hemlines are to be 2 inches from the floor, with shoes on.
Each woman is to purchase her own attire from the specified, chosen manufacturer designated by the concert dress committee. Returns, exchanges and alterations are the responsibility of the individual.
Required concert dress for men is black trousers, black tuxedo-like jackets, white (not cream) tuxedo shirts, black bow ties, black studs and black cummerbunds.
Each man is to purchase, or rent, his own tuxedo and accessories from the establishment of his choosing.
Shoes are to be all black, preferably dress. Non-black buckles, laces, contrast stitching, etc. are not acceptable. Stockings/and or socks must also be black.
If shoes are open-toed and non-dressy, they should be worn with opague, not sheer, stockings.
No jewelry, other than wedding or engagement rings, may be worn. Watches that can remain concealed are acceptable. Eyeglasses should either be on your eyes or hidden in your folders or elsewhere until needed. Any sparkly hairpieces should be worn so as not to be visible from the front.
Although deodorants should be used during performances, we ask that you please refrain from wearing scented deodorants or other scented perfumes, colognes, shampoos, hairsprays, etc. Some members may be allergic to them, and especially susceptible during close stage contact.
Please be advised beforehand that those not fully cooperating with the adopted dress code will not be allowed on stage to perform. Thank you in advance for understanding and following these standards.
Please address the Concert Dress Manager with concerns or special needs.