New Choir Outfits.... and selling old ones! Help? :)
Date: June 14, 2015
I posted here before regarding my schools' old choir uniforms. I want some new dresses for the ladies but am in a predicament trying to find the "perfect" dress. Our program does a plethora of genres of music. The fall concert is more formal and traditional, part of our winter concert is formal, and each choir has a piece or two with choreography. Then we host a jazz event where the kids dance and have swing choreoraphy. The last concert of the year is also partially formal, but partially choreographed as well. In the past before I was the director, the upper choirs only had a show choir dress and the boys wore their tux, and the beginning choir wore a polo and kakhis. I have changed things so that all choirs have a more formal "look" but it's still very "show choir."
In the future, I would like to possibly create a show choir that is completely separate, and have other choirs be mostly concert choirs. But, for now and for the sake of not completely changing everything all of a sudden, the students will still have choreographed music as well as traditional choral music. This year, we will be going on a performance tour as well where they probably will need a formal dress. So, do I stick with the show choir look and forgo the very professional formal dresses, or do I increase student fees so that students can rent both a formal dress and a show dress? It seems like overkill, but I want them to look their best for every performance.
I also am looking for a place to sell used show choir dresses. I have several styles, some with up to 35 in a set. Thanks very much!