YSDP students are required to wear the appropriate formal concert uniform for the fall, winter, and spring concerts, as well as for other performances throughout the year such as Chamber Ensemble Performances. The uniform is the property of the student and can be worn in future years. A uniform order form and a fee for the dress are required.
Those needing uniforms will be able to be measured and submit the order on the orientation day, August 22. Uniforms are custom fit for each player. Once orders are placed, it is non-refundable.
The formal concert uniform consists of one of the following:
Dress – A long black below the ankle-length with long sleeves velveteen dress. Female dress uniform is typically ordered through YSDP. Tuxedo – a black tuxedo jacket, black pleated tuxedo pants, a black cummerbund, and a black bow tie. Male Tuxedo is typically ordered individually but YSDP can order through our vendor.
Musicians are expected to dress professionally with minimal jewelry.
LADIES: Black velveteen dress Black dress shoes and nylons/trouser socks are permissible. Minimal jewelry A full-length black velveteen dress will be purchased throughout Youth Symphony of DuPage (YSDP) to maintain a more uniform look for all participants in the orchestra. These dresses are similar to the ones worn by local high school bands, orchestras, and choirs. Members may already have through another band, orchestra, or choir to ensure fit and uniformity within YSDP.
Younger players who are smaller than the uniform sizes available may purchase a similar dress which YSDP must approve individually purchased dresses.
GENTLEMEN: A black suit or tux jacket and pants, white shirt with black bow tie Black dress shoes calf-high socks. Wear a black suit, a crisp white shirt. NO wearing shoes without socks NO white or color socks NO ankle-high black socks. NO casual shoes (tennis shoes, flip-flops, boots, etc.).
Here are the forms you can download and measure the size. We will be happy to assist you and answer your questions at the orientation. You can directly type in your size information to our system at the orientation or submit the forms below with a check payment.
CONCERT UNIFORM MEASURE REFERENCE CHART – Click to view for your reference.
CONCERT UNIFORM ORDER WORKSHEET (LADIES) – Click to print, complete, and submit it with check payment (due: 9/13/21).
CONCERT UNIFORM ORDER WORKSHEET (GENTLEMEN) – Click to print, complete, and submit it with check payment (due: 9/13/21).