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I am renaming my gender specific named choirs and I am having great difficulty. I don’t want cliche names nor names that are too esoteric. I have given the assignment to my students and they came up with all sorts of Latin names or names that were too “cutesy.” So I am really stuck. I have a Men’s Choir, Beginning Women’s and Advanced Women’s Choirs and we really need to change them. If you anyone is up for discussing this I sure would appreciate the help. Thanks!
Michael Hayden, Director of Choirs, Mira Costa High School
You might consider using the historical and geographical names associated with your area and high school: founders of the community, great teachers & administrators, neighborhood & street names, that kind of thing.
Don’t dismiss the ideas of the kids too quickly: two of my middle school choirs came up with “Unity” and “Concordia” (although it quickly became “Guys with Ties” & “Gals with Pals”).
Hope that helps!
Michael A. Gray
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