As a choral music student (and someone who is just generally obsessed with choral music), I have greatly enjoyed the journey I have been on for the last few weeks to find the best choral music folder on the market. I have had the opportunity to speak with incredible companies and manufacturers of these folders, and as a result, I have also developed an even deeper appreciation for good-quality music folders and those who provide them to students and performers like myself.
Here are some of the standards that I personally think that all choir music folders should meet:
- The folder should be sturdy
- The folder should be able to hold multiple sizes of music
- The folder should hold the music in securely
- The folder should be able to accommodate both hole-punched and non-hole-punched music
- Bonus! There should be a spot to hold a pencil
To conclude this review series of choral music folders, I spoke with Marlo Plastics about their music products. Here’s what they had to say about their own products:
“Marlo rehearsal and performance choral folders have been known for many years for comfort, durability and professional aesthetics. Our Legacy series utilizes premium materials designed specifically for optimal performance (without music, weight is less than 1lb, size is convenient for risers, and the internal/external strap makes for easy one-hand use). The rehearsal folders are designed with durability in mind (Heavy duty board, spine support, sewn supports at stress points, and metal corners). “
Listed here are the folders that Marlo Plastics sent me samples of:
- Octavo Folder (ring and string options)
- Extra Large Choral Folder (ring and string options)
- Instrumental Legacy Folder (ring and string options)
- Concert Legacy Folder (ring and string options)
All of these folders, as well as many other amazing products, can be found at https://marloplasticproducts.com/. I was very pleased to find that all of these folders were of very superior quality, and they are available in a multitude of colors! Check out the video below for a complete review of these folders.
Which one was your favorite? What are some things that you look for in a music folder? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!