The Spokane Youth Symphony requires formal dress for concert performances. For all orchestras, this means no black jeans or cargo pants, no tight pants (leggings), no casual shoes (Birkenstocks/boots/tennis shoes) or low-cut blouses.
More specific requirements are as follows:
Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra (advanced ensemble “Symphony Orchestra”)
Ladies: Long-sleeved (or three-quarter sleeved) full-length black dress or long-sleeved (or three-quarter sleeved) black blouse and full-length black skirt or full-length black dress slacks, opaque black stockings, black dress shoes and subdued accessories
Gentlemen: Black suit, white long-sleeved dress shirt, black bow tie, black dress shoes and black socks
Spokane Youth Philharmonic, Spokane Youth Sinfonietta and Spokane Youth Strings ("Philharmonic," "Sinfonietta," and "Strings")
Ladies: Long-sleeved (or three-quarter sleeved) white blouse with black mid-calf or full-length skirt or full-length black dress slacks, black stockings and dress shoes, and subdued accessories
Gentlemen: Long-sleeved white shirt, long black tie, black dress pants, black dress shoes and black socks
Spokane Youth Symphony
If a musician arrives for a concert dressed inappropriately, they will not be allowed to play.
NOTE: Reasonable dress code accommodations will be made in accordance with the SYS non-discrimination policy.
Links to online suppliers of concert attire that fits our dress code (you are NOT required to purchase from these suppliers)
Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra:
Stage Accents (Ladies' dresses) - must be long-sleeved (Maltese, Genevea long sleeve, Bel Aire long sleeve are options at this site)
Please note: Symphony men's attire includes a black suit (does not have to be a tuxedo)
Spokane Youth Philharmonic, Spokane Youth Sinfonietta, and Spokane Youth Strings: