All 7th and 8th grade band students are expected to wear formal concert attire to all concerts, unless communicated otherwise by the Band Directors. It is best to take care of concert clothing sooner rather than later!
8th Grade Band Students: Concert attire will not change from year to year. However, please remember to try on concert clothing sooner than later and take care of any hemming or resizing needs. Don't forget to make sure shoes fit as well!
All 7th and 8th Grade Band Students: Concert attire requirements and links can be found below.
Ladies: Please purchase directly HERE. Dresses run consistent with normal dress sizes. Order early to make sure the dress fits! The directors recommend trying on the dress when it arrives to give time for any length alterations prior to the first concert. In addition to the dress, girls should also wear black tights or knee-high trouser socks in addition to all-black closed-toe, flat dress shoes.
Gentlemen: Please purchase concert attire from Al's Formal Wear at 3400 Oaklawn Ave. Contact the company by phone to arrange a fitting appointment and let them know that your child is with the Highland Park Middle School Band. HPMS Band students do not need to purchase the entire tux - just the pants, shirt, vest, and bowtie. In addition to the formal wear, boys will also need a pair of all-black dress shoes and black dress socks.
Al's Formwal Wear Phone Number: (214) 520-8897
Concerts are considered formal events, so it is important that students dress in formal clothing. Tennis shoes and shoes with markings on them are considered inappropriate for a formal concert setting. It is important to plan for concert attire shopping early to avoid situations where all-black socks and shoes are challenging to find.
Students will be expected to wear concert attire for the Fall Concert on October 27th. Directors strongly recommend purchasing items by at least September 27th to guarantee that clothing will be ready in time for the first concert.