Select Choir vs. Show Choir
Date: May 5, 2014
I am currently teaching high school chorus and for the past 2 years I have directed the show choir. The show choir was started by a different director has been in existence for only 4 or 5 years. A lot of students like the show choir, but become hesitant when it comes time to dance. I also find that students have conflicts with sports or work during our after-school rehearsal time. I will be honest and say that if I had my way, I would choose to do a select choir instead.
The only type of music they do is "pop" music, and often break downs happen between students in regards to costumes, solos, set design, etc. I feel burned out and totally overwhelmed with creating costumes, set, finding a choreographer. I actually had a parent begin this year by yelling at me about how my own two children are making me unfocused as the show choir director. My guess is that (big surprise) it's not like it was when the other director lead the group.
I would like to change the show choir into a select choir next year. I have thought about the caliber of music we would be able to do and the many different performances we could take part it. Our school has a long history of groups traveling all over wtih the Heritage Tours. I would love to offer something like that to the kids.
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