Please keep in mind the reason for a uniform is to blend together as a unit, not to accentuate individual difference. Parents are asked to check their student’s uniform for cleanliness and completeness prior to each performance. Uniforms should be treated with respect and returned in good condition. Seniors return uniforms to Miss Core the week after the Spring Concert. Underclassmen return uniforms immediately after graduation performance to Room 104. Students will need to bring a change of clothing with them.
HCA will provide black gowns and pearl necklaces for performances. Returning students will receive the same gown each year unless a change is necessary. Students will be fitted by HCA parents and HCA will make arrangements with a taylor to have professional hemming completed if necessary.
Students provide their own black stockings and black, closed-toe dress shoes; please no casual shoes. Heel sizes must be realistic. A low-heeled, black pump or character shoe works best for performances. NO SNEAKERS, WORK BOOTS, WHITE SOCKS, ANKLE BRACELETS OR TOE RINGS will be permitted in performance. Women will also need a dark slip and bra to avoid any show-through of undergarments. Some lipstick is also helpful to avoid face wash-out under harsh light.
Ladies need to purchase their own white pearl stud earrings. Do your best to match the mm of the earrings to the size of the HCA provided pearl necklace. Small pearl studs earrings along with the furnished necklace should be the only visible jewelry worn.
Perfume Policy No student should use perfume or scented hairspray. Many of our members are highly allergic—we don’t want to stifle sneezes during a concert!
Hair Guidelines Hair for all students should be styled away from the face whenever possible, no eyes covered with bangs. Hair should be of normal human hair color, not green, purple, false red or any other hue that would draw attention.
Uniform Care All students must keep their uniforms hung up neatly between performances. Gowns should be washed in the washing machine in cold water on gentle cycle and hung on the line to dry. Do not dry the gown in the dryer.
LADIES’ UNIFORM CHECKLIST
HCA supplies the following items:
□ black gown, hemmed as necessary
□ HCA garment bag
Students supply the following items:
□ black, low- to-moderate heel dress pumps and black stockings
□ black bra and long slip
□ white pearl earrings