York Community High School

Uniforms

2017 Uniform Pickup

All band and orchestra students need to be fitted for and pick up their formal uniform during the following times:

 

SKIRTS

October 17 (Tues)

2:30-5:30pm

 

TUXEDOS

October 18 (Wed)

2:30-6pm

 

Uniforms will be distributed from the uniform room at York, just up the stairs from the music department entrance. Bring homework or something to do. Depending on when you arrive, you may have to wait in line.

 

Attn Parents: Can you help with uniform pickup? We need you! Sign up online or contact Jenn Toffler.

Lookin' Good

All of our performances are, in part, an experience in the visual and dramatic arts, as well as in sound. In order to appropriately present our performance as an ensemble, musicians must follow the standards below.

 

Skirt dress standards:

- Floor-length full black skirt (provided by the school)

- Solid black blouse, long-sleeved with a modest (high) neckline. No bare midriff should ever show, sitting, standing or walking

- Appropriate solid black dress shoes (no flip flops, sandals, tennis shoes)

 

Tuxedo dress standards:

- Tuxedo coat and tuxedo pants (provided by the school)

- White, button-down dress shirt with collar

- Black bow tie (may be purchased from the York Bookstore for $5)

- Solid black socks, long enough to cover ankles

- Solid black dress shoes (no tennis shoes or casual shoes)

 

Uniforms are on loan for free to student musicians through the school year. Replacement fees apply to students who don't return uniforms at the end of the year. 

FAQs

How do I know that my uniform will fit?

On the pickup days, there will be plenty of parent volunteers available to help ensure you get a good fit. Our inventory includes a lot of different size options. Occasionally, students will need to hem their tux pants or skirts. 

 

If I'm wearing a tuxedo, do I have to wear the tuxedo pants?

Yes. The tux pants are different from regular dress pants in that they have a satin stripe down the side of each leg. Having everyone dressed in the proper uniform improves the visual aesthetic for the audience.

 

When do I need to start wearing my formal uniform?

Uniforms are worn starting with the first band and orchestra concerts, usually in November. Formal uniforms are not required for the Collage Concert in September or for the Orchestra Chamber Ensembles in October.

 

What if I miss the pickup date?

Please don't miss the uniform pickup date! We have many volunteers coming on the scheduled dates to ensure that you get the best possible fit and look great for the performance season ahead. If you're sick and miss the pickup, contact Jenn Toffler

 

What if my uniform needs repairs?

In order to keep costs low, we ask that students handle minor repairs themselves. This includes hemming skirts or pants, sewing buttons, etc. If your uniform requires major repair, please contact Jenn Toffler.

 

What do I wear to the Collage Concert?

The Collage Concert happens in mid-September, before formal uniforms are distributed. Performance attire for the Collage Concert is:

 

- Dress shirt and tie, dress pants, dress shoes, dress socks

- Dress or skirt and blouse, dress shoes, dress slacks

- No jeans, no tennis shoes

 

*Be certain you can sit and play with correct posture and position in your chosen clothing!


I need help with a marching band uniform. Who do I contact for that?

Contact Mr Pavlik or Mr Riddle if you have questions about marching band uniforms.

Help needed!

We need parent volunteers to help on uniform pickup days. This is a terrific opportunity to support our talented York musicians! For more info and to sign up, go to our online signup form. Questions? Contact Jenn Toffler by email or phone 630.240.1064.

RETURNING UNIFORMS

When and how do I return my uniform at the end of the year?

Uniforms are returned after the last concert of the year, usually sometime in May.

 

- Bring a change of clothes to the last concert.

- Directly after the concert (same evening!), change clothes and report to the assigned room (band or orchestra).

- Check in with a volunteer to confirm that you are returning the uniform, then simply drop the uniform into the return pile.

 

Be sure you check in with a volunteer when you return the uniform. This is the only way we know that your uniform isn't missing. Failure to check in with a volunteer during the return process could result in replacement fees, listed below.
 

What if I lose my uniform?

The Performing Arts Department loans uniforms to students for use during the year, then dry cleans all of them over the summer ... all free to students. Because the uniforms are shared from year to year, it's very important to keep track of the one loaned to you.

 

If your uniform goes missing, be sure to check everywhere for it. In the past, students have found their uniform pieces under the bed, in the back of the closet (or another family member's closet), or even at a friend's house!

 

You are responsible for holding on to your uniform through the end of the last concert. If you lose it, replacement costs will be charged to you:

 

- $85 for tuxedo jacket

- $45 for tuxedo pants

- $20 for full-length skirt

Uniform Chair Responsibilities

Co-Chairs: Jenn Toffler, Myles Toomey
Chair Responsibilities

  • Organize/sort the black formal orchestra/band uniforms, by size, in the Uniform Room at the beginning of the school year.
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