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Concert Attire Requirements

While musicianship is our focus, we also want our students to understand the importance of their performance appearance. To that end, we offer the following standards along with several resources for the required attire.


Model Wearing Black Dress

Concert Dresses

High School

The piano dresses must be ordered through Stage Accents. The high school girls wear a long black dress called “Halle.” It is washable.

Middle School

    The middle school piano dresses must be ordered from Stage Accents. Our standard dress is the “Sarina” 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 complimentary on all body types. The dress is available in both girls’ and women’s sizes.

    We use Stage Accents to assure consistency in look and because we have had a long history of good experience and excellent pricing.

    Model Wearing Black Tuxedo


    All gentlemen in piano, as well as the other music majors, wear full tuxedos for performances. A complete tuxedo includes the following:


    • Pants
    • 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)

    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.

    Please Make Sure you Order in time to have your Attire no later than Nov 15th

    Concert Attire Sources

    stage accents logo

    This is a vendor we have used regularly for men’s tuxedos and women’s dresses. Regarding tuxedo’s, you many order individual pieces as needed. I.e., shirt only, pants, jacket, etc.


    black and bianco logo

    Black n’ Bianco offers a modern classic notch satin lapel boys tuxedo in black. The package includes 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. Price is approximately $50 plus shipping. You may order this tuxedo ensemble independently.


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    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. Men’s Warehouse phone is 843-971-4484.