–Concert Attire

<2016-2017 WHS Orchestra Concert Attire

Members of all music performance ensembles are expected to purchase their concert attire or obtain a used outfit from the boosters or a friend or a sibling.

The young men wear formal black tuxedos, including a formal tux shirt, cummerbund, bow tie, and trousers. These may be purchased directly from Camillo’s in Norwalk on Main Avenue. The Music Department has established a special arrangement with the management there to accommodate our students. The cost is $250.00 (jacket, pants, shirt, cummerbund, tie, and studs), with the black tuxedo shoes $50.00 extra. Camillo’s will also do alterations for the new tuxes. When the boys are fitted, Camillo’s leaves a great deal of expansion room, taking into consideration how much the boys grow in high school. The boys will receive free alterations as they grow. They will NOT get a new tuxedo however! All boys must wear black socks with their black shoes. Please give yourself PLENTY of lead time since the process can take several weeks as Camillo’s serves many music groups in the area, with the first concert on November 3rd. Alterations are generally needed so Camillo’s asks for the fittings as soon as possible and NO LATER THAN the third week in September.

Concert attire is required and must be ready for the Fall Concert on Nov. 3. The young women wear black full-length dresses and must wear black closed toe shoes with a low heel no more than two inches high. (NO sandals) As soon as the dress is delivered, please measure the length of the garment with the shoes on when hemming the dress. It is important that dresses be uniform in length. When standing on the risers, it is very noticeable if dress lengths are inconsistent. The finished length of the dress should be 1 inch off the floor and touching the top of the toe of the shoe! (No views of stockings or legs). Your daughters’ sizes may be larger than sizes you expect in stores so don’t be surprised!

WHS takes care of measurements and ordering of dresses and will be doing this the third week of school. Payment is due when the dress arrives, and checks should be made out to the Wilton High School Activity Fund. The cost is $70.00 and any alterations are the parent’s responsibility.


This year, a parent (Alison Conroy) is helping to distribute recycled concert attire.

Inventory (as of Sept 6th) includes the following:
17 dresses ranging in size from 0 – 18
21 Tux jackets ranging in size from 34S – 48S
16 pairs of pants (25-41 waist)
5 pairs of men's shoes, size 7.5 – 10.5
10 tux shirts (none in fantastic condition) + 2 black shirts
9 cummerbunds
1 black tie

Updates of available items and sizes can also be seen at WHSConcertAttire@gmail.com, and Alison has the sizing instructions for best fits. A private room will be available to try the dresses and tux pants on. Our wonderful boosters have set up this used uniform inventory to defray costs for both dresses and tuxedos. We are most thankful for the hours parents have given to make this possible and for the sensitivity to parent needs. The tuxes are free, but be advised that altering the used tuxedos must be paid by the parent, not Camillo’s.

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