Uniforms and Dress Code

The appearance of the choir is a vital component of a polished performance.  It is the parents' responsibility that their children are dressed appropriately in their uniforms for every performance.

 

The Preparatory and Intermediate Uniform

Preparatory Choir wears purple polo shirts with Vivace logo, and Intermediate Choir wears red polo shirts with Vivace logo.  Parents purchase the polo through Vivace.  The office staff handles the sizing and ordering of Polo shirts for both the Preparatory and Intermediate Choirs. Parents provide the rest of the uniform: pants, socks and shoes (see below for more information). 


Pants

Black pants can be found at Target, Merry Mart Uniforms (Santa Clara), Lands End, and sometimes at Old Navy, the Gap, and Kohl’s

The following are NOT allowed: black leggings, black skirts, black cropped pants, black sports pants (dance pants o.k.). If you are not sure if your child’s pants are acceptable, please bring them in to be approved by the Uniform Coordinator. 


Shoes

Inexpensive black shoes can be found at Payless, Target, Kohl’s, and other stores. 

The following are NOT allowed: black sandals, black sneakers

 

The Concert and Chamber Choir Uniform

For Girls

  • Black Concert/Chamber Dress (parents purchase through Vivace); see details below 
  • Closed-toe black dress shoes – low heeled (maximum 2”) or flats
  • Nude-colored hose 
  • Jewelry – single strand of collarbone-length pearls 
  • Makeup (optional) – light amount in subtle shades 
  • Hair off faces; any hair ornaments unobtrusive 
  • No perfume, brightly colored nail polish, or body glitter
  • Vivace teal t-shirt (parents purchase through Vivace for informal appearances & workshops) 

The dress is ankle length with short sleeves and a tie in the back. At the beginning of the semester, each new singer will be measured for proper sizing and the office staff will place a group order for all of the dresses. 

For Boys

  • Vest (provided by Vivace); see details below 
  • Black pants 
  • Black long-sleeved dress shirt 
  • Black dress shoes 
  • Black socks 
  • Black belt
  • Vivace teal t-shirt (parents purchase through Vivace for informal appearances & workshops) 

Except for the vest and t-shirt, all other items of clothing from the list must be supplied by the singer’s family. 
 

The Teen Ensembles Uniform


For Women

  • Black Dress (parents purchase through Vivace); see details below. 
  • Closed-toe black dress shoes – low heeled (maximum 2”) or flats
  • Nude colored hose 
  • Jewelry – single strand of collarbone-length pearls and/or a single pair of small earrings 
  • Makeup (optional) – light amount in subtle shades 
  • Hair off faces; any hair ornaments unobtrusive 
  • No perfume, brightly colored nail polish, or body glitter 
  • Vivace black t-shirt (parents purchase through Vivace for informal appearances & workshops) 

The dress is ankle length with cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. At the beginning of the semester, each new singer will be measured for proper sizing and the office staff will place a group order for all of the dresses. 

For Men

  • Tie (provided by Vivace) 
  • Black pants 
  • Black long-sleeved dress shirt
  • Black dress shoes 
  • Black socks 
  • Black belt 
  • Vivace black t-shirt (parents purchase through Vivace for informal appearances & workshops) 

Except for the tie and t-shirt, all other items of clothing from the list must be supplied by singer's family.