Students must have short/cut fingernails in order to play in the orchestra. Long

nails will damage strings and possibly cause injury. If a student decides to get

fake nails for a special occasion, they MUST be removed by the following

Monday. Sterilized fingernail clippers can be provided to a student immediately if seen with long fingernails. A parent note will be needed if fake nails must stay on after Monday.

Students with really long nails will be prohibited from playing to prevent injury to the fingers.