Choir

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Since 1997, the Rowlett High School Choir program has been achieving the highest standards of musical excellence. Students involved in the choir program have the opportunity to participate in a variety of ensembles, including Treble Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorale, Non-Varsity Mixed Choir, A Capella Choir, and RSVP.
 

Directors

Director of Choirs - Karen Lewis
Assistant Director of Choirs - Melanie Moore
 

Mission Statement

Rowlett High School Choir is devoted to the cultivation of the art of choral music in the lives of our students and in the broader community; to teach techniques of musical expression; providing a sequential developmental music curriculum which allows each student an opportunity to build musical skills and understanding through a wide variety of musical goals and experiences. Through choral music, we affirm the goal of Garland ISD to graduate individuals prepared to function with integrity in a rapidly changing world.
 
Through participation in the ensembles offered at Rowlett High School, students are afforded the opportunity to achieve the following goals of the program:
  • Attain a healthy sound through the exploration of vocal technique and proper posture.
  • Develop strong musicianship skills through the performance of “quality” choral literature, including the following:
    • Sight-reading previously unrehearsed music.
    • Singing with line.
    • Singing with proper diction and articulation.
    • Singing with expression.
    • Singing as an ensemble.
    • Sing in a variety of styles, languages and ensembles
  • Learn through teamwork, a sense of responsibility, and commitment through a variety of performance opportunities.
  • Achieve a better appreciation, understanding, and respect for choral and vocal literature through performance and experience. Students are presented with the opportunity to build individual musicianship skills through small ensembles and solo performance opportunities throughout the school year.

Booster club

All choir parents are encouraged to take an active role in their student's choir experience by joining the RHS Choir Booster Club. If you are interested you can find a membership form here.

Choir Ensembles

Non-varsity women's choir

Non-auditioned group for all women, grades 9-12. This non-varsity ensemble places special emphasis on the basics of choral singing, including music literacy, building sight-reading skills, solfege, and rhythm, as well as introducing the student to literature and performance opportunities. Choir will strive to participate in UIL Music Contest.

Non-varisty men's choir

Non-auditioned group for all men, grades 9-12. This nonvarsity ensemble places special emphasis on the basics of choral singing, including music literacy, building sight-reading skills, solfege, and rhythm, as well as introducing the student to literature and performance opportunities. Choir will strive to participate in UIL Music Contest.

A cappella choir

This is the varsity choral ensemble at Rowlett High School. Membership is open to all students in grades 9-12 through an audition in the spring of the previous year, or through the approval of the Director of Choirs. This group explores and performs four-part music and advanced repertoire in all styles and time periods. There is also a continued emphasis on sight-reading, solfege, and rhythm skills. This ensemble participates in all UIL music contests.

RSVP

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Rowlett Student Vocal Performers (RSVP) is the original pop/show group of Rowlett High School. Along with vocal performers, we have instrumentalists which serve as our band.
 
Students audition in May of each year for a spot in the upcoming school year for vocalist and instrumental spots. Vocalists perform for 3 outside judges before advancing on to a call-back audition. Vocalists' prerequisites are that they must be currently enrolled in either A Cappella Choir or the Band program. Musical Styles of the group encompass jazz, rock n roll, contemporary, and pop.
 
Each year, R.S.V.P. performs their annual Spring Show showcasing the student’s extreme talents. Contact the choir office for ticket information.
 
Students must maintain a high academic average in order to participate and are often in numerous service organizations throughout the school such as Student Council, Senior Leadership Team, PALS, Class Officers, and National Honor Society.

Women's Choir

Men's Choir