FAQs


What is the required Concert Attire?

Chorus Students: 
Chorus Students wear dark or black formal attire in our two formal concerts.   If they are not returning home before the concert, arrangements should be made to bring concert attire to school.  
  • Women should wear full-length dresses.  Dress slacks and a blouse are also good.  Gently used dresses may also be available from recent graduates. To sell or buy a gently used dress, visit our Used Dress Sale page. Flats or very solid heels are required for safety since they will be stepping up and down concert risers. Jewelry and make up are appropriate.  No perfume please.
  • Men wear dark suits and shoes.
Note: graduation performance attire varies with the weather.  Essentially: summer dresses for women and ties for men.
Note: Get plenty of sleep the night before a concert.  On concert days, make time for dinner and eat well.  Good singing requires energy and rest.

Chorale Students: 
Standard formal attire is required for concerts. 
  • Women wear the same style full-length black dress (see Mr. Vanderwoude's website for details). Place orders in time for the first concert. Gently used dresses may also be available from recent graduates. To sell or buy a gently used dress, visit our Used Dress Sale page.
  • Men wear black tuxedos. Through a FOM program with Read & White, tuxedos are available for a small fee. Students need to be measured in the fall.
Please see Mr. VanderWoude or visit his website for more information. 

Band Students: 
Concert dress is the same for Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Ensemble. Students are expected to dress in concert attire for all performances unless specified otherwise.
  • Ladies: Black long sleeve blouses or jerseys
                   Black pants or long skirts (below knee)
                   Black dress shoes
  • Gentlemen: Navy or black suits, or dark sport jacket and dark dress pants
                   White shirt and dark tie
                   Black socks and black dress shoes (no sneakers).
Orchestra Students: 
Orchestra students wear dark or black formal attire:
  • Women should wear full-length dresses. Dress slacks and a blouse are also good. Jewelry and make up are appropriate. No perfume please.
  • Men wear dark suits and black shoes. Tuxedos are also appropriate.
 

How Do Students and Parents Get Involved in Marching Band?

Being involved in the NHS Marching Band & Color Guard is a wonderful experience for both students and parents. Check out our Marching Band page for an overview of the program.

Parent involvement is most welcome and helps keep this great program going.
 

How do students get involved in the Annual Musical?

The Annual NHS Musical is a great opportunity for singers, musicians, and "techies" to work together and put on a fantastic show. The musical usually takes place in either February or March. Auditions take place in either October or November and sign-up for stage crew occur around the same time. For more information, click here.
 

What is SAMD? How do students get involved?

SAMD stands for Students Acting to Make a Difference. This student activity was started in 2007 by a group of students who wanted to use their love of musical theater to do good for the community. Each fall over 75 cast and crew members perform a musical and donate the proceeds to charity.  Auditions take place in June; sign-ups are advertised at NHS and at Pollard each spring. Rehearsals begin in September and continue until show performances in November. For a summary of past SAMD shows and selected charities, click here.