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Concert Dress Guidelines

Requirements for Musicians in All Groups

  • No colored nail polish

  • No prominent jewelry, i.e. no watches, dangly earrings, necklaces, or prominent piercings; only one set of stud earrings in a neutral color is permitted

  • Natural hair colors only (no blues, pinks, etc.)

  • Long hair must be tied back completely out of the face

  • No open-toed shoes or exposed feet

  • No rolled-up sleeves

Musicians who fail to meet the uniform requirements of the CSYSA may not be permitted to perform on the concert.​

NOTE: CSYSA black polos are not picked up at the office. To contact our shirt vendor, Tees in Time, please visit

Bravo! Winds, Pinnacle Jazz,
Vivace Strings, Allegro Strings,
& Amadeus Strings

Option 1/ Girls:

  • CSYSA short sleeve black polo shirt: Click Here to Purchase

  • Black dress flats, no sequins, glitter, buckles, or shine

  • Black slacks or long black skirt, black tights, no opaque hose or leggings


All musicians:

  • CSYSA camp t-shirt (shirt will be provided at Strings Camp in August)

  • Black dress shoes

  • Black dress pants or long black skirt

Option 2/ Boys:

  • CSYSA short sleeve black polo shirt: Click Here to Purchase

  • Black leather belt, black dress socks, and black dress shoes

  • Black dress pants

Ascent Big Band


  • Black/charcoal suit or dress

  • Black dress shoes

  • Black belt, black tights, black socks, etc.


  • ​Director's discretion

Youth Symphony, Ovation Youth Orchestra, & Pikes Peak Wind Symphony

Option 2, Tuxedo:

  • Tuxedo (no tails)

  • White tuxedo shirt (white buttons)

  • Black cummerbund and bowtie

  • Black dress socks and black dress shoes

Please see below for tuxedo order offer from Gentlemen's Choice Tuxedos. 

Option 1, Dress:​

  • Black tights, no opaque hose or leggings

  • Black dress flats, no sequins, glitter, buckles, or shine

  • Black dress - Dresses should be ordered in black from the following link: Click Here to Purchase

(Youth sizes may be found here.​) -- links updated June 2023

Gentlemen's Choice Tuxedos is offering a tuxedo package for CSYSA members.  

$200.99 Classic Poly Tux Package Includes:

Tuxedo Coat in Classic or Slim Fit, Adjustable Tuxedo Trousers Classic or Slim Fit, 1/4" Pleated Wing Collar Tuxedo Shirt, Cummerbund & Bow Tie, FREE Tuxedo Travel Garment Bag, *FREE Alterations as $30 value each time. 

*CSYSA members receive FREE trouser hem & coat sleeve adjustments for life, providing items fit.  

Orders placed by October 1, 2023 and arrive around October 14, 2023. Quick Ship also available, please see sales associate for pricing.  **(Est. Total Cost: 218$) 9/20/23

Click here for Gentlemen's Choice Tuxedos website.

Gentlemen's Choice information updated 9/20/23

All YS, OYO, PPW musicians for informal concerts:

Mozart Strings Project

All musicians:

  • CSYSA-issued MSP t-shirt (MSP t-shirts are ordered by the office based on the shirt size indicated on each musician’s enrollment packet. Teachers will distribute them to students before the first performance)

  • Black dress shoes

  • Black dress pants or long black skirt

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