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Vocal Music/Piano

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About Our Program

The RHS Choirs have a long history of excellence and success.  The students and director take great pride in creating an inspiring performance; whether it be classical, jazz or popular music.  Students at RHS have excelled in all three areas of singing.  Classically, the choirs have performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City, (we opened a concert performance in 2007) Orchestral Hall in Chicago, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. C. and Disney Hall and Dorothy Chandler Hall in Los Angeles.  The Vocal Jazz Ensemble was chosen as the top high school vocal jazz ensemble in the nation for the year 2005 (Downbeat Award) and as the 1st runner-up in in the nation in 2010 (Downbeat Award).  This ensemble placed first at the Fullerton Jazz Festival (the largest jazz festival in the western U.S.) in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.   The very popular Finalé show (all student produced) performs three nights of fun and contemporary music to enthusiastic crowds.

Vocal ensembles from RHS have traveled to New York (four times), Vancouver, Canada, Chicago, San Francisco (3x) and San Diego to attend national festivals.  All groups (Concert Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Chamber Singers) have consistently earned Superior ratings, Adjudicator's Awards, (96 out of 100 pts or higher) Top Choral Program and Sweepstakes for 14+ years.  In 2016, the choirs once again earned Sweepstakes at San Francisco.  Local performances include Disneyland, (Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony-several years), T.O. Civic Arts Center with Dick Van Dyck (several years)  area invitational university festivals in Southern California, (USC, LMU, CSUN, CSUF, Westmont, APU, Biola)  high school/college exchanges as well as community events and concerts.  Whether local or national level, the students gain valuable performance experience, receive feedback/evaluation from regarded adjudicators and gain cultural experiences as they interact with other singers and musicians.

AUDITIONS/SIGN-UPS

for the 2017-2018 ensembles will begin Feb. 1 and continue through Feb. 24  

Singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice (any style) in addition to the Star Spangled Banner.  

Come in to room 3-2 and we will help you prepare!  

If you are interested in being in Vocal Jazz, email Mrs. Graeve at bonnie.graeve@simivalleyusd.org to set up your audition and get any questions answered.  Auditions will be in room 3-2 at RHS.

Remember, singing experience is not required. You can learn as you go! All are welcome!  

We look forward to welcoming you into the RHS vocal family. 

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(Find a brochure printout in the locker to the left!)

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Our Ensembles

VOICEMALE:

Our men's group!  This group meets during lunch on Tuesday in 3-2 and during 2nd period. Be ready to hear some fun and new sounds: Pop, hip hop, oldies, indie, acoustic, acappella.  This group is open to any RHS male that would like to sing.   Bring your lunch. 

 

CONCERT CHOIR: VOCAL ENSEMBLE/VOICEMALE

A  group of female and male singers in grades nine through twelve.  This choir has performed in the most prestigious halls in the U.S. - Carnegie Hall, (NYC) 3x Orchestra Hall, (Chicago) the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C) 2x  and Disney Hall (L.A.) 5x. Concert Choir consistently receives  superiors at festivals. Once you join, you have 40 instant friends!

 

ADVANCED WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE:

A select group of auditioned female singers in grades nine through twelve.  Vocal Ensemble also travels to several festivals a year and earns superiors at their festivals and performances.  The girls earned 3 perfect scores of 100 in 2013 and 2 more in 2014!

 

CHAMBER SINGERS/VOCAL JAZZ:

A small select group of singers in grades nine through twelve.  This group has received numerous awards, including the 2005 prestigious Downbeat Award for Outstanding High School Vocal Jazz group in the U.S. and 1st runner-up in 2010.  Singers must have advanced aural skills as well as music experience.  In addition to jazz, acappella, pop and contemporary music, the group also performs as a chamber group and will be representing Royal at festivals.

 

 

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Performing at Carnegie Hall 2015

Performing at Carnegie Hall 2015

Spirit Week

Important Dates

 Fall Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church

Oct. 18, 2016  7pm

 

Winter Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church  

Dec. 6, 2016 7pm

 

SVUSD Festival

March 16, 2017

St Rose Church 11-3pm

 

Spring Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church

March 9, 2017

 

Westside Neighborhood Concert

RHS Gym  Feb. 23, 2017

 

Finalé 2017

RHS MPR

Wednesday, May 17  7pm

Thursday, May 18  7pm

Friday, May 19   7pm

 

 

 

About Mrs.Graeve

Staff member of the Royal family since 1997

Bachelors of Music Education:  Instrumental and Vocal Music  Minors in Psychology/Piano  

Masters Degree in Educational Administration

Teaching Experience:   K-12, Jr. College, Community Choir, Church, Private 

Spotlight Award- Educator of the Year-2009

Lew Roth Award- Teacher of the Year- 2012

Favorite Quote:  "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Our Director

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 Bonnie Graeve

bonnie.graeve@simivalleyusd.org



 

Student Leadership 2016-2017

Co-President-

Grace Teh

Co-President-

Megan Sardoni

Vice President-

Sofia Ingersoll

Maddie Alto

Brooke Blau

Vivien Blau

Andrew Hanna

Alysa Nelson

Reagan Platt