Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

Attendance & Attire Policies


Members of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO) are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances that are published in the GBYO calendar. In the event that an orchestra member must miss a rehearsal, the conductor should be notified in advance. Excessive absences by a student will result in the player’s exclusion from the concert performance. Attendance at dress rehearsals is mandatory. A student who is absent from the dress rehearsal, in most instances, will not be allowed to perform in the concert.

Each player in an orchestra is important. There are only a few acceptable reasons for missing a performance. A student who misses a concert may be dropped from the orchestra or may be moved back in the section. The consequences of excessive absences and/or missed dress rehearsals/concerts are at the discretion of the member’s conductor in consultation with the Music Director.

GBYO makes every effort to avoid conflicts when the GBYO calendar is formulated. We plan around school vacations, religious holidays, CMEA auditions and festivals and the Fairfield County String Festival.


For All Orchestras except Principal –

Gentlemen: White long-sleeved dress shirt, black trousers (no jeans), black bow tie, black shoes (no sneakers) and black socks.

Ladies: White (not off-white or cream), long-sleeved blouse (tucked in or hip-length), long (ankle length) black skirt or black dress slacks (no jeans, leggings, etc.), dress black shoes, black stockings/socks.

Principal Orchestra Only: Same as above, but all black. Gentlemen, add black jacket.

Absolutely no bare arms, legs or feet.

2016-17 Member and Parent Handbook, click here.