Rio Norte Jr. High Music Department

Concert Band and Choir Formals

Welcome to 2019-2020 Rio Norte Music Department.  At formal performances, students are expected to wear a concert formal.  New formals for girls are available for $79.00, and new formals for boys are available for $59. 

Concert Band and Concert Choir Formals - Alterations

All new tux pants and a number of our girls dresses will need to hemmed.  We ask that dresses not drag on the floor.  The best length for both the tux pants and dress would be for the pants or dress to hit the toe of the shoe.

If you would like to have formals hemmed professionally, we work with Bridge Cleaners, located in the LA Fitness Shopping Center at the corner of Newhall Ranch Road and Rye Canyon.

Bridge Cleaners
28305 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 
Telephone:  661 287-3244  
Cost for hem: Tux pants $10; Formal dresses $16

For girls:

The formals include a claret (red) dress and garment bag.  Please print out the formal order form located below.  For members to look their best, please finish having your student's formal altered if necessary.  Dresses should not drag on the floor, the best length would be for the dress to just hit the toe of the shoe.  All members will need to supply their own black closed-toe shoes.  Please no sandals, sling back, boots, converse, athletic shoes or heels taller than two inches.  No necklaces or large, flashy earrings may be worn.

For guys:

The tuxedo ensemble includes adjustable tuxedo pants, a white pleated shirt, a claret cummerbund and bow tie, and garment bag.  Please remember to wear the bow tie and cummerbund.  All members will need to supply their own white undershirt, black dress socks and black dress shoes.  Please no crazy colored socks, tennis or athletic shoes.  Please fill out the formal order form located below.  For members to look their best, please finish having your student's formal altered in necessary (i.e. pants hemmed).  The pants should just hit the top of the shoe.

No band or choir member will be denied a uniform because of financial hardship.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Page Hoppe ( or (  

Used Formals For Sale

Used black formal for sale.  Adult Size 6, hemmed to length for 5' tall girl.  If interested, please contact Kathy Schimmels at

The music department has a select few used formals as well.  If you are interested in buying a used formal at a reduced price, please contact Page Hoppe at 

"Got Music?" T-Shirts

Our  "Got Music?" t-shirts are the suggested attire at casual performances and events. Members should wear "Got Music?" t-shirt with blue jeans and casual shoes that comply with Rio Norte's dress code.

All orders are due no later than Friday, August 30th.  There will be no late orders. Please let us know if you have any questions at