Concert Etiquette

  • Buffalo Elementary School of Technology Auditorium is the location for most


    concerts performed by the students of School 6.  If you are attending a 


    concert, please follow these guidelines to ensure a good experience for all!



    Concert Etiquette *


    In an attempt to help family and friends enjoy concerts, as well as making it easier for 


    our featured performers to do their best on stage, the following suggestions are offered.




    PLEASE make an effort to be settled in your seats before the concert begins.  Make sure 


    all rest room needs (especially for young children) are taken care of ahead of time.  Turn 


    off all cell phones, beepers, watches and any other electronic devices.



    Talking during the performance is disrespectful to the performers as well as distracting to 


    others in the audience. In fact, any excessive movement or commotion can be a source of 


    irritation to others who wish to listen and concentrate on the performance.



    Enthusiastic applause at the end of a complete musical selection is encouraged and 


    appreciated; whistling and shouting is not.  It is customary to applaud only at the end of 


    the last movement of a multi-movement selection. Please do not clap along with the music 


    unless invited to do so by the conductor.



    It is expected that audience members will remain until the end of the performance.  Our 


    young musicians enjoy performing for a large audience.  If you must leave in an 


    emergency situation, please do so only at the end of a musical selection and not while 


    students are performing.



    * taken from the Erie County Music Educators Association concert program