NQC: No Dress Code
There is a persistent rumor that a certain group was banned from the National Quartet Convention due to their apparel and appearance. I decided to find out whether or not this was true by emailing the NQC and asking whether or not they had a dress code. I sent this email:
I was wondering if the National Quartet Convention had a dress code for men and / or women that appear on the main stage. Is there any requirement that men be dressed in suits and ties or be clean shaven?
There have been rumors circulating on the Internet and it would be nice to get definitive word.
Daniel J. Mount
Clarke Beasley replied to this email, setting the record straight with these words.
Thank you for your e-mail. Contrary to popular myth, there is no contractual requirement regarding dress that we place on our artists. We depend on our artists to make wise decisions about dress and song selection based on where they are and who they are singing to. Unfortunately, we are sometimes disappointed.
So there you have it, straight from the person in charge of the National Quartet Convention. They do not have a dress code.