Concert Attire

Symphony, Concert, Repertory Orchestras Performance Attire:

  • Option 1: 

    • Black Tuxedo

    • Black Bow Tie & Cummerbund, and White Dress Shirt

    • Black Dress Shoes & Black Socks

  • Option 2: 

    • Long Black Formal Dress (See Dress order form for selections)

    • Black Dress Shoes (NO flip-flops)

Preparatory String Orchestra Performance Attire:

  • ​Option 1: 

    • Black Dress Pants

    • Long-Sleeved White Dress Shirt

    • Solid Black Long Tie

    • Black Dress Shoes & Black Socks

  • Option 2: 

    • White Blouse (See Blouse order form for selections)

    • Long Black Skirt or Black Dress Pants or Knee Length Black Skirt with Black Tights

    • Black Dress Shoes (NO flip-flops)

Dresses and Blouses:

  • All dresses and blouses MUST be ordered through CKYO (unless your student has a dress or blouse used for school band or orchestra that is the same as what CKYO orders through Formal Fashions.) Payment is due with tuition and order forms must be received by Friday, August 31, 2018 in order to get the orders in time for the Fall Concert on October 28.

  • SO/CO/Rep will choose dresses from four styles and eight different necklines.

  • All dresses are black, ankle/floor length, with ¾ length sleeves. They come quite long and will need to be hemmed.  CKYO does have an alum parent who will hem the dress for an additional $15. 

  • PSO will choose blouses from ten different necklines. All blouses are white and have ¾ length sleeves.

  • There will be used dresses and blouses available for sale at the August Seating Auditions (first come, first served) and some are listed now on the CKYO Marketplace ( If you are interested in any of these used dresses or blouses, please email the office at

  • If you would like to sell a used dress or blouse, please contact the office.

Tuxedo Rental​:

  • Tuxedos may be rented through Geno’s Formal Affair (380 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503;; 859-276-1461) beginning September 1, 2018.

  • Mention “Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras” when you are being fitted.

  • Average cost – $90-$100 for the entire season (September - May); includes 2 cleanings.

  • Please be sure to return your tux from the previous CKYO Season.  They will not rent you a new tuxedo until you have returned previous rentals.

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Lexington, KY 40507

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