Name for "Training" and "Performing" Divisions
Date: February 9, 2016
The choir program at my school has been evolving over the past years, and has finally settled in to the following two categories:
Section 1) 1st-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-8th nonauditioned choirs. These choirs perform a winter and a spring concert and are adjudicated through CMEA. The 6th-8th grade choir also puts on a Pops Concert.
Section 2) 4th-5th and 6th-8th auditioned choirs. These are made up of members from the nonauditioned choirs. These advanced choirs are the ones that I take to community events, festivals, and the like.
I would like to have clear names for the two "divisions," but do not want to call the choirs in Section 1 the "training choirs," since they perform each year at a good level. However, I want to clearly show an expectation of excellence in Section 2 ensembles. Again, "performing" choirs is not the term for them, since all the choirs perform.
I would welcome your thoughts!