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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

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


  • Tuxedo (no tails)

  • Black cummerbund and bowtie

  • Black dress socks and black dress shoes

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


Our $176 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

  • PLUS a Tuxedo Garment Bag

  • *FREE Alterations as $30 value each time. 

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

Orders placed by September 15, 2022 will arrive September 27, 2022.  Quick Ship also available, please see sales associate for pricing.


Thank you in advance for allowing Gentlemen's Choice Tuxedos to be a part of your formal events now and for years to come.

Click here for Gentlemen's Choice Tuxedos website.


  • 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.​)

All musicians for informal concerts:

Bravo, Pinnacle, Vivace, Allegro, & Amadeus


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

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

  • Black dress pants


  • 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

Ascent Big Band


  • Black/charcoal suit or dress

  • Black dress shoes

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


  • ​Director's discretion


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

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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