The following (new) information was shared at the recent Music Parent Meeting. Please read the information below. Links to examples are provided in the attachment, which may be found here.
Specific clothing requirements have been recently updated to present all Band students in a consistent and visually professional manner. All students are required to meet these attire dress codes when performing in a scheduled band performance (locally, or on tour). Purchasing concert attire is the responsibility of the individual student and his/her family. If financial assistance is needed to procure the appropriate attire, a family should contact Mr. Miller or Mr. Teague no later than October 1 to discuss options. Music Booster fundraising Student Account funds may be used to reimburse families for this purchase, if desired.
For the 2014-15 academic year (and moving forward) we have modified concert attire expectations. All three concert bands (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble) will wear the same attire. This will provide a uniformed and professional look for all our students both locally, and while on tour.
There are many ways one can attain concert attire that meets the expectations. Many local retailers carry these items; there are also online suppliers that should be considered. (If you order online, make sure to leave time for delivery.)
Students arriving at school for a performance without proper concert attire will be sent home to change. Parents/guardians are asked to work directly with their students to ensure that they have the needed attire well in advance of the first concert and to ensure that students adhere to these expectations.
*** DUE DATE: November 5, 2014. ***
Students will first wear their formal concert attire on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. We will be taking Yearbook Photos on this day, as well as publicity photos for the NYC Tour / Carnegie Hall Performance.
The first performance in the concert attire will be:
- Wind Ensemble: Friday, November 7 (Veteran’s Day Assembly during school)
- Symphonic Band: Thursday, November 20 (evening concert)
- Concert Band: Tuesday, November 18 (evening concert)