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Link up with another school in your area and have choirs perform for each other! At the next choir rehearsal talk about what they liked and disliked about the other school’s performance, ideas they saw which they would like to use, and things about their and the other school’s performance which they would change.

Universities are a great idea. My district usually has a partnership with a local univ; they give workshops for high school choirs and offer free performances for younger audiences. Another option is to bring in professionals to perform for your group, but that’s usually expensive. Last year I was informed of a high school choir in town which specializes in sea chanties. I had them come and perform for my choir; parents brought their kids. The high school students gave a very interesting and interactive performance. Interactive is something you should look for when bringing an elem group. Getting involved better holds their attention.