For all of our concert performances, students need to wear Concert Black Attire. As described in our handbook, this means students should wear professional-looking black clothing from neck to toe and from shoulder to wrist. Wind Ensemble students will need to wear Concert Black at the Veteran's Day Assembly on November 9. All band students will need their Concert Black for our Winter Concert on December 9.
Our expectations for Concert Black attire provides students with a great deal of flexibility to ensure they can dress comfortably while performing yet maintain an appropriate level of decorum for a formal musical performance.
See picture at left for examples.
Clothing needs to be all Black. Attire should be appropriate for a formal or professional occasion.
*Black long-sleeved button-down shirt with a collar.
*Black dress pants.
*Black shoes (marching shoes work FINE If you don't own a pair of black dress shoes.)
*Black dress or skirt / blouse combination.
*Black sweater over a black polo shirt with a collar.
*If the dress / skirt does not reach the ankles, then black tights or hose should be worn.
*If a blouse or shirt does not have full length sleeves, a sweater or other covering should be worn.
*Pants should be worn with a black belt.
*Wearing an all-black tie or suit jacket is not required, but would be appropriate for the occasion
*A reminder that we are seated on a stage, and often the audience Is at eye level or below.
*Flat shoes are always recommended, practice walking in heels to avoid tripping when entering or exiting the stage.
*The following items are not considered "professional / formal attire" and should not be worn for concert performances: t-shirts, black jeans, leggings (unless worn under a skirt or dress), sweat pants, athletic / track pants, tennis shoes, slide, etc.
Appropriate items can be found at any local clothing retailer and at most discount stores, and sometimes in your parents' closet. While Mr. Love, Mr. Ramsey, and Mr. Westcott do not profess to be fashion experts, if you have a question about appropriate concert attire we are happy to help.
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