Adventures in Show Choir

Around October I stepped in as the Assistant Director of our feeder high school’s show choir. Show choir is something I was very unfamiliar with, but am slowly starting to become obsessed with. In high school I was on a competitive dance team and very involved in our school’s musical theater program. Show choir is the disturbingly perfect mix of the both of these. Singing, dancing, sparkly dresses and day-long competitions that are usually held out of town = show choir. To those who are unfamiliar with it, it can seem strange. However, if you take the time to see the work that is put into it then you will come to grow at least a simple appreciation for it.

As I had become more involved with our high school show choir, I started to think of ways I could build the program at the middle school level. Ultimately, with the amazing blessing of my administration and school counselors, I was given the opportunity to build two show choir bells into my choir schedule next school year. Seriously. My first year teaching and they are letting me completely start building our program. Amazing. SO, I will be holding show choir auditions this Spring and rehearsals will start on the first day of school in August. I will continue to blog about my experiences with building this program, both the good and the bad (which I’m sure you have noticed I am not afraid to share). I can guarantee I will make many mistakes, as I am working from nothing, but I am lucky to have many supportive and helpful people surrounding me. Currently, I am in the process of designing the contract for it and getting the general word out about it.

“There are two kinds of people in this world and being in choir is better than both of them.”

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