Concert Attire

The following information is also available in the YSSO Organization Handbook.

There is a required dress code for each YSSO ensemble. Each ensemble is expected to present a unified appearance. The focus should be on the music and the performance of each ensemble rather than on any one musician in an ensemble.

Musicians in violation of the dress code are instructed to contact a parent to ask for appropriate concert dress prior to concert time or may be required to wear concert dress provided by the YSSO. The musician may receive a letter concerning non-compliance with YSSO policies. If a musician is not in compliance with the dress code by the next concert, he/she will not be allowed to perform with the ensemble and may be expelled from the YSSO. Musicians who may not be able to find or purchase appropriate concert dress may contact the YSSO (info@ysso.org or 541-858-8859).

Youth Symphony - Women

All Black

  • Ankle length (LONG) black skirt, black dress pants or long-sleeve (wrist length or ¾ length sleeve) LONG dress
  • Black dress blouse, preferably long-sleeve (wrist length or ¾ length sleeve)
  • Black nylons, tights or black socks
  • Black dress shoes
  • Minimal or no jewelry

No sequins, rhinestones, pins, hats or other decorative items or accessories will be allowed. No sleeveless, short sleeve, strapless, spaghetti strap, halter or backless dresses or blouses, short skirts or skirts with side slits higher than the knee, jeans, hip-hugger pants, crop pants, low-cut tops or dresses will be permitted on stage. Musicians who are not in compliance will be asked to contact parents to provide appropriate concert dress prior to concert time. If it is not possible to provide appropriate concert dress, the musician may not be allowed to perform or may be required to wear concert attire provided by the YSSO.

Youth Symphony - Men

  • Black Suit
  • White dress shirt
  • Black bow tie
  • Black socks
  • Black dress shoes

No t-shirts, jeans, cords or cargo pants, flip-flops, tennis shoes, hats, head bands, scarves will be permitted on stage. Musicians who are not in compliance will be asked to contact parents to provide appropriate concert dress prior to concert time. If it is not possible to provide appropriate concert dress, the musician may not be allowed to perform or may be required to wear concert attire provided by the YSSO.

Youth Orchestra & Youth Strings - Women

White and Black

  • Ankle (LONG) length black skirt or black dress pants
  • White blouse, preferably long-sleeve (wrist length or minimum ¾ length sleeve)
  • Black nylons, tights or black socks
  • Black dress shoes
  • Minimal or no jewelry

No sequins, rhinestones, pins, hats or other decorative items or other accessories will be allowed. No sleeveless, short sleeve, strapless, spaghetti strap, halter or backless dresses or blouses, short skirts or skirts with side slits higher than the knee, jeans, hip-hugger pants, crop pants, low-cut tops or dresses will be permitted on stage. Musicians who are not in compliance will be asked to contact parents to provide appropriate concert dress prior to concert time. If it is not possible to provide appropriate concert dress, the musician may not be allowed to perform or may be required to wear concert attire provided by the YSSO.

Youth Orchestra & Youth Strings Men

  • Black dress pants
  • White long-sleeved dress shirt
  • Long black tie
  • Black socks
  • Black dress shoes

No t-shirts, jeans, cords or cargo pants, flip-flops, tennis shoes, hats, head bands, scarves will be permitted on stage. Musicians who are not in compliance will be asked to contact parents to provide appropriate concert dress prior to concert time. If it is not possible to provide appropriate concert dress, the musician may not be allowed to perform or may be required to wear concert attire provided by the YSSO.