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While performing with a group, Samohi Concert Band students wear either:

  • a tuxedo
  • a black suit (or black pants and black jacket) with a white button-down dress shirt and bowtie
  • an approved concert black dress/ladies pantsuit

See suit and dress images below.


Tuxedos and suits can be purchased for less than $100 from JC Penny, Amazon and other discounted men’s stores. Tuxedos can also be rented for the year from Elite Tuxedo. 

Elite Tuxedo fittings will be scheduled during all Concert Band class periods on a date to be announced in class and by email — usually in late September/early October.

Elite Tuxedo will alter the suits and/or exchange tux sizes throughout the year at no extra charge. A form will be available online and in print shortly before the tuxedo fitting day.

Band Formal Wear

If you choose to rent or buy from Elite Tuxedo, please note:

1) There are two types of pants available: flat front, which is a slimmer look, and pleated, which is somewhat baggier. If you choose flat front in the fitting, the price increases by $10. This is an important detail if you are filling out a check in advance for your student.

2) Taxes are included in tuxedo rentals but not in tuxedo purchases. If you plan to purchase a tuxedo, you will need to add sales tax to the total cost (including alterations) — again, very important if you have a check filled out in advance.

3) Payment goes directly to Elite Tuxedo; do not pay the Samohi Bands. A credit card is required for security, but will not be charged if all items are returned.

Concert Black Dress/Pantsuit

If you are not planning on wearing a black tuxedo (or black suit with bowtie) for concerts, you must wear an approved concert black dress or pantsuit. You can either purchase one or borrow one from the band program; we ask for a small contribution for borrowed dresses, but no payment is required. You can pre-order a dress for $80 on the Band Registration Form.
Covid-19 Information: There are no plans to order dresses at this time.

Dresses come in four styles. All three are stretchy and long, and can often be worn for all four years of the band program. The band has some dresses to lend to students who do not wish to buy them. We ask for a $20 donation to help cover the costs of loaner dress purchases and cleaning.

Band Dress Styles 2020


Para participar con el grupo en los conciertos, los estudiantes de las Bandas de Samohi usen  – O –

  • un esmoquin, ó un traje negro, ó pantalón y saco negro con camisa abotonada blanca y pajarita negra (la faja “cummerbund” es opcional)  – O –
  • un vestido/traje pantalón negro aprobado



Los esmóquines y trajes se pueden comprar por menos de $100 en JC Penny, Amazon y otras tiendas de descuento de ropa de hombre. También se pueden alquilar los esmoquínes anualmente a través de Elite Tuxedo. Pruebas para determinar los tamaños de los estudiantes serán durante todas las clases de Banda de Concierto, en una fecha que será anunciada pronto. Elite ajusta los esmóquines y/ó intercambia tallas de esmoquínes durante el año sin gasto adicional. Los formularios impresos y en línea estarán disponibles antes del día del ajuste del esmoquin.

Vestido Negro Aprobado

Los vestidos/trajes nuevos cuestan $80. Todos son lavables son lavables a máquina y están hecho de tela duradera y flexible, que se puede usar durante muchos años. Si usted desea comprar un nuevo vestido de dama, hay cuatro estilos disponibles. La banda también tiene vestidos para prestar a las estudiantes. Solicitamos una donación (contribución opcional) de $20 para ayudar a pagar los costos de compra y limpieza de vestidos prestados.
Información de Covid-19: En este momento no hay planes para pedir vestimenta de concierto.

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