youth playing in concert

Required Attire

BYSO concerts are formal events that require appropriate attire. Attire guidelines are divided by ensemble and by feminine/masculine categories. Musicians may choose whether to follow the feminine or masculine attire guidelines on a per-concert basis.

Resources for obtaining concert clothing:

  • Concert clothing in youth and adult sizes, including tuxedos, can be found online at reasonable prices. One retailer we know of is www.concertattire.com.
  • Black bow ties in two sizes are available to purchase from BYSO in the lobby before every concert for $5 each. (Exact cash preferred.)

Attire for Cadet, Debut, Premiere, Sinfonia, and Flute Choir

Students with white blouses playing in concert.Religious head coverings:  plain black

Feminine Attire

  • White long-sleeved blouse
  • Black dress pants with black socks 
  • or Long black skirt (mid-calf or longer) with black tights
  • Black shoes

Masculine Attire

  • White long-sleeved dress shirt, tucked in
  • Black bow tie
  • Black dress pants
  • Black socks and shoes

Attire for Philharmonia, Youth Symphony, Flute Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble

Students with black blouses playing in concert.Religious head coverings:  plain black

Feminine Attire

  • Black long-sleeved blouse
  • Black dress pants with black socks
  • or long black skirt (mid-calf or longer) with black tights
  • or long black long-sleeved dress (mid-calf or longer) with black tights
  • Black shoes

Masculine Attire

  • White long-sleeved dress shirt, tucked in
  • Black bow tie
  • Black tuxedo or suit jacket
  • Black tuxedo or dress pants
  • Black socks and shoes

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