Choral Robes vs. Formal Wear
Date: October 3, 1998
I am a high school choral director in Long Island, New York. I have been
speaking with my supervisor about replacing the old choral robes with
new ones. Our school colors are red and white. I feel this look would be
very dramatic. I also like the simplicity of choral robes as opposed to
all the individual pieces involved with formal concert attire (shirts,
bow ties, cumberbunds, pants, etc.). My supervisor is adamantly against
robes and wants the "modern" look of black and white concert attire.
He's telling me that very few schools are opting for the old-fashioned
choral robe. I disagree with him on this issue and would appreciate
hearing from other dirctors on this matter. Thanks!