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About Vocal Music

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Our Ensembles

 

VOICEMALE:  Our new men's group!  This group meets during lunch on Monday and Wednesday in 3-2.  Be ready to hear some fun and new sounds.  This group is open to any RHS male that would like to sing.  Bring your lunch.

 

 

CONCERT CHOIR:

A large group of auditioned female and male singers in grades nine through twelve.  This group has performed in the most prestigious halls in the U.S. - Carnegie Hall, (NYC) Orchestra Hall, (Chicago) the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C) and Disney Hall (L.A.). Concert Choir consistently receives  superiors at festivals. Once you join, you have 50 instant friends!

 

 

VOCAL 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 smaller 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 ruuner-up in 2010.  Singers must have advanced aural skills as well as music experience.  In addition to jazz and contemporary music, the group also performs as a chamber group and will be representing Royal at festivals.

 

 

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 (twice) 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.  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 for the 2015-2016 ensembles will begin in late January and continue through May 1. (preferably by end of March)) Singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice (any style) in addition to the Star Spangled Banner.  If you are interested in being in Vocal Jazz, email Mrs. Graeve for more information.  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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 Bonnie Graeve

bonnie.graeve@simivalleyusd.org



 

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 

Lew Roth Award 2012

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

Performing at Carnegie Hall 2015

Performing at Carnegie Hall 2015

Student Leadership 2015-2016

Co-President- Matt Sink

Co-President- Megan Sardoni

Vice President- Ceara Sobecki

Jenna Klaidman

Dante Arevalo

Rita Lemos

Alicia Carpenter

Sofia Ingersoll

Ava Young

Brooke Blau

Maddie Alto

Brielle Myers

Sammy Theisen

Maddie Turk

Grace Teh

Vivien Blau

 

Important Dates

 Fall Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church

TBA

 

Costume Ball

RHS MPR

Friday, October 30 7pm

 

Winter Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church  

TBA

 

Swing Dance

RHS MPR

Friday January 29 7pm

 

Spring Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church

TBA

 

Finalé 2016

RHS MPR

Wednesday, May 18  7pm

Thursday, May 19  7pm

Friday, May 20   7pm