CONCERT ATTIRE

Concert Attire is a sign of commitment and represents the EMMS musicians of the past, present, and future.  Care of the concert attire is the responsibility of the student.  Students in the EMMS music program wear their concert attire with pride and never appear at a public performance out of concert attire.  The following guidelines have been developed to help create a positive presentation for the EMMS Music Program.

WOMEN (No Substitutions)

  • Long “Dress” Pants (Black) - (i. e. Pants that button and have a zipper! Please wear with a belt if appropriate.)

    • Solid black, not faded or gray, no tears, fraying or writing

    • Skirts, Shorts, Capris, Leggings, or Jeans are not permitted!

  • "EMMS Music" Dress Shirt

    • This will be a "uniform" shirt purchased through the EMMS Music Department. All of the students will try on sample shirts to determine the correct size and shirts were ordered for all of the students. The only step we need from parents is to submit payment. The cost of the shirt is $30, and we can accept payments by check or online. If you wish to submit a check, please write the student's name and your phone number on the check made payable to EMMS and have your student bring it in to school with their name, the name of their ensemble, and "EMMS Concert Attire" written on the front of the envelope.

  • Black Socks

  • Black Dress Shoes (Closed-Toe Flats)

    • Open-toed shoes are not permitted!

    • No tennis shoes or sandals

Full concert attire includes:

  • proper pants length

  • wearing deodorant

  • NO jewelry, watches, fingernail polish, perfume/cologne, or excessive make-up

  • conducting yourself properly

MEN (No Substitutions)

  • Long “Dress” Pants (Black) - (i. e. Pants that button and have a zipper! Please wear with a belt if appropriate.)

    • Solid black, not faded or gray, no tears, fraying or writing

    • Jeans are not permitted!

  • "EMMS Music" Dress Shirt

    • This will be a "uniform" shirt purchased through the EMMS Music Department. All of the students tried on sample shirts to determine the correct size and shirts were ordered for all of the students. The only step we need from parents is to submit payment. The cost of the shirt is $30 and we can accept payments by check or online. If you wish to submit a check, please write the student's name and your phone number on the check made payable to EMMS and have your student bring it in to school with their name, the name of their ensemble, and "EMMS Concert Attire" written on the front of the envelope.

  • Black Socks

  • Black Dress Shoes

    • No tennis shoes or sandals

Full concert attire includes:

  • proper pants length

  • wearing deodorant

  • No jewelry, watches, fingernail polish, perfume/cologne, or excessive make-up

  • conducting yourself properly

ONLINE SCHOOL PAYMENT (OSP)

The HCPSS Online School Payment (OSP) website is where parents are able to pay for student school activities and fees by debit or credit card online using a secure web browser at their convenience, 24 hours a day.  Please note that OSMS, Inc. charges a 4% handling fee for online purchases.  To ensure that your payment is affiliated with your child, please take a moment in your account to enter your child's information to the "Student Profile" section under your account.

To purchase an "EMMS Music" Dress Shirt, please click HERE!

 

CONCERT ETIQUETTE AND EXPECTATIONS

Many hours of hard work and preparation precede each performance.  It is very distracting to the concert musicians when the doors to the concert hall are constantly opening and closing.  Therefore, out of respect for the musicians as well as other concertgoers, please help keep distractions to a minimum by following these guidelines.

  • Please remain seated, and exit only between groups or during the applause between selections.

  • Please do not talk or text during a performance

  • Please do not use flashes while students are performing.

  • Please make sure that all cell phones and beepers are turned off.

  • Please do not carry on loudly in the lobby while the groups are performing. The sound will carry into the auditorium.

  • Food, drinks and gum are not allowed in the auditorium at any time.

  • Applause is appropriate at the end of the performance of the entire piece of music. If you are uncertain as to whether it is appropriate to applaud, watch the arms of the conductor; when the conductor lowers his arms to his sides, the piece is complete and it is time to applaud heartily.

  • Recognize the concerts for the events they are by dressing for the occasion and observing concert etiquette. The price of the concert does not always reflect the concert’s artistic value.

  • Please make sure your student performer arrives on time, dressed properly.

  • Please support all members of the Music Department by remaining until the end of the concert.

Please support our student musicians by attending concerts, bringing friends and relatives, and encouraging your children to prepare for all of their musical endeavors.