All gentlemen in piano, as well as the other music majors, wear full tuxedos for performances. A complete tuxedo includes the following:
• A wing collar tux shirt
• Jacket with notched lapel
• Black Cummerbund or Black Vest, Black Bowtie, Studs (cuff links are optional)
• Black dress shoes and black socks must also be worn (no exceptions)
The tuxedos can be purchased at any formal wear store or other menswear store that carry formal attire. For your convenience, here are some affordable online ordering suggestions.
This is the same vendor from whom we order the ladies dresses. Orders can be placed separately.
Through Stage Accents you may also order individual pieces of the tuxedo such as pants or jacket or shirt only.
Black n' Bianco
Black n' Bianco offers a modern classic notch satin lapel boys tuxedo in black. This Tuxedo package included jacket, slacks (with elastic waist in back), vest, tuxedo shirt, and two bowties (one classic butterfly and one batwing slim). 100% polyester. Youth sizes up to size 20. To check quality & sizing, Piano Boosters ordered a sample in size 18. Please look to see if this would work for your son. Price is approximately $50 plus shipping. You may order this tuxedo ensemble independently.
Men's Warehouse in Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre
The Men's Warehouse in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre in the past has offered free hem alterations (normally a $12 charge) to SOA piano students when they purchase new tuxedo pants. Jacket, pants, shirt and tie costs $130-175. It takes 2-3 weeks for ordering and alterations. The Men's Warehouse phone is 843-971-4484.
HIGH School Piano Dresses
The piano dresses are ordered through Stage Accents. The high school girls wearva long black dress called "Halle." It is washable.
MIDDLE School Piano Dresses
The middle school piano dresses are ordered from Stage Accents. The dress that we will be ordering is called "Sarina."
We will be getting this dress in Concert Black. It has soft flutter sleeves and a scoop neckline. The empire bodice is detailed with a georgette piping. The georgette bodice and skirt are lined. This dress is washable and it should look good on all body types. The dress is available in both girls' and women's sizes.
Please return order forms and checks to Mrs. Benson by Sept. 10. Checks should be made out to SOA Piano.