Concert Details 


Performance is an important part of the DYS experience.

DYS presents three full-scale concerts per year in the Michael A. Guido Theater of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

These concerts are held in December, March and May of the concert season and generally take place on Sunday afternoons.

All DYS musicians in good standing participate with their ensembles in the performance.


Individual tickets are available through the theater box office. All proceeds go to the Dearborn Youth Symphony. All seating is general admission, and theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

The Dress Rehearsal takes place immediately preceding the concert and is reflected in the call times. Call times vary according to ensemble. At the designated call times, musicians should be dressed, tuned and sitting in their assigned seat on stage.

Additionally, the March concert includes soloists selected during the annual DYS Scholarship, Solo and Concerto Competition. The Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto recipient performs at the May concert. It is also at this later concert that all scholarship winners are recognized and receive their awards.

2022- 23 Season Concerts

Sunday, December 11th, 2022   

Sunday, March 5th, 2023   

Sunday, May 7th, 2023   

All performances take place at The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

Concert Tickets

All DYS concert tickets are general admission. They may be purchased at the Ford Community & Performing Arts box office. Please see details below to learn more.

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Box Office

Single tickets are available through the box office.

Please visit this website for more information:

Ford Community & Performing Arts Box Office Website


Call Times

At the stated time, musicians must be in their chairs on stage for a mandatory dress rehearsal. Please plan to arrive in time for any necessary preparations. Call times will be communicated to the musicians via the DYS newsletter, website announcements and Facebook page prior to the concert.

Chamber Orchestra Only


White dress blouse

Black slacks or black skirt (mid-calf or longer)

Black dress shoes

Black tights, stockings or socks.

Black or White Hijab ( If Applicable.)


Solo and Concerto performers may select appropriate (no short skirts for females) semi-formal to formal attire to wear for their performance and corresponding concert.


White dress shirt tucked in with collar

Black bow tie

Black dress slacks

Black belt

Black socks

Black dress shoes

Philharmonic Orchestra and Flute Choir ONLY


Ankle length black skirt, black dress pants or long-sleeve (wrist length or ¾ length sleeve) dress

Black dress blouse, long-sleeved (wrist length or ¾ length sleeve)

Black nylons, tights or socks

Black dress shoes

Black Mask and Black Bell Cover (Optional)

 Black Hijab (If Applicable.)

Minimal or no jewelry


Black pants

Black dress shirt

Black sports or suit coat

Black tie 

Black socks

Black Mask and Bell Cover (Optional)

Black dress shoes

For all ensembles: Clothing should be clean and pressed.

Hair should be out of the face. 

No t-shirts, jeans, cords or cargo pants, flip-flops, tennis shoes, hats, head bands, or scarves. 

No pins, hats, sequins, rhinestones or similar accessories.

No sleeveless, short sleeve, strapless, spaghetti strap, halter or backless dresses or blouses, short skirts or skirts with side slits higher than the knee, jeans, hip-hugger pants, crop pants, low-cut tops or dresses.

Volunteer Schedule

Volunteers are an integral part of the logistics and very important to the success of DYS concerts. They fulfill roles that include hospitality setups, stage setups, musician supervision, ushering and more. When available, the volunteer schedule will be posted.