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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 twice performed 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 (twice), 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 2014-2015 ensembles will continue through May 1.  Email Mrs. Graeve at to set up your audition.   Remember, singing experience is not required. You can learn as you go!

Welcome to the Graeveyard!

Our Ensembles


A large group (60+ students) of female and male singers in grades nine through twelve.  This group has performed in some of 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 60 instant friends!



A select (20+ students) group of auditioned female singers in grades nine through twelve.  This is an advanced level group.  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!!



A smaller select group of singers in grades ten through twelve.  This group has received numerous awards, including the 2005 prestigious Downbeat Award for Outstanding High School Vocal Jazz 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, the group also performs as a classical choral chamber group and will be representing Royal at festivals.

Our Director


 Bonnie Graeve


Vocal Music/Piano

Staff member of the Royal family since 1997

Bachelors of Music Education:  Instrumental and Vocal Music  Minor in Psychology  

Masters Degree in Educational Administration

Teaching Experience:  30 years- K-12, Jr. College, Community Choir, Church, Private 

Lew Roth Award 2012

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

Singing at JFK in D.C.

Singing at JFK Center

Student Leadership 2013-2014

Martin De La Torre

Kayla Lissy

Ariana Nelson

Sara Dagnan

Dante Arevalo

Caitlynn Doelger

Marlon Innocentes

Whitney Patrick

Our Concerts

 Fall Concert

Tuesday, Oct 22

St. Rose Church  7pm


Winter Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church  

Tuesday, December 17  7pm


Spring Concert

St. Rose of Lima Church  

Thursday, March 6  7pm




Thursday, May 15  7pm

Friday, May 16  7pm

Saturday, May 17  7pm




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