Rock Ridge High School choral booster club The Rock Ridge Sings choral booster club was established in August 2014 to support the musical arts at Rock Ridge High School, and specifically the various choral music programs under the direction of Conductor Jordan Markwood.
Mission: The Rock Ridge Sings choral booster club mission has five components: 1. Encourage and facilitate growth, success and sustainability of the Rock Ridge choir program. 2. Provide fundraising support for choir expenses and related student activities. 3. Facilitate volunteer support for the choir program and its events, activities, and functions. 4. Promote the Rock Ridge choir program, including its performances, activities, students, and community. 5. Foster greater communication between students, parents, choir directors, school administration, and the community at-large, as relates to musical arts.
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Take the night off from cooking and support our singers all at once! Just mention you are there to support Rock Ridge Sings!
Happy Thanksgiving from all the Rock Ridge Singers to you and yours! Even during these challenging times we would encourage you to think of things you are grateful for. Here is our rendition of the "Gratitude Round" along with slides of what we are grateful for. We hope you all have a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving!
Rock Ridge Sings wants to wish everyone in our community a happy Diwali! In celebration we would like to share a few more student performances and interviews about this important holiday. Thank you to Ishan, Mihika and Eshaan for sharing with us!
[11/12/20] To help celebrate Diwali in our community, we have put together a couple episodes about this important holiday. I hope you enjoy the performances and interviews that share a little bit about what Diwali is and the ways we observe it! Thanks to Ishan Saha for putting this all together. Check back tomorrow for episode 2!
In honor of our Veterans we had a quartet sing the Star Spangled Banner at the LCPS School Board meeting last night. We want to thank all those who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedom. We understand that freedom isn’t free and are greatly indebted to all those service individuals and families that have made sacrifices to protect it!
Rock Ridge Sings is excited to have a quartet performing the National Anthem at the beginning of the LCPS School Board Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 10) at 4 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. If you get a chance to tune in, I am sure they would appreciate it. It should be one of the most harmonious parts of the whole meeting. You can watch the meetings online at https://www.lcps.org/Page/140009 The students participating are Maggie Cantwell, Eshaan Nair, Ishan Saha, and Ellie Schubert.
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The Haunted Trail was a huge success! Thanks to all those that came out Friday and Saturday for this Spooktacular event. A special shout out to the Salamander Resort for the invitation to be a part of this family friendly fun. Hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween!
Due to weather, the Haunted Walk TONIGHT, 10/29/2020, at the Salamander Resort and Spa has been cancelled due to weather. But if you can, come tomorrow, we would love to SP🎃🎃K with you then!!👻
ATTENTION!! Tomorrow is our first Rock Ridge Sings spirit night of the year! Make sure to head over to the Chick-fil-a at Ryan Park to get some delicious chicken! Go through the drive thru and DO NOT use the mobile app to order. 20% of the money will come to us to help benefit you all this year! Make sure to mention that you are there with Rock Ridge Sings!!! ♥️♥️
Make sure you come Rock Ridge on Monday 9/14/20 from 9:00-3:00 to pick up your Rock Ridge Sings choir materials for the upcoming school year!! Check your email for additional information on where to pick up!! 🎶🎶
Congratulations to Ishan Saha for being selected to the 2020 NAfME All-National High School Honor Choir! This is a huge accomplishment and a testament to hard work and dedication as Ishan had to rehearse and record his audition at home during the pandemic! While we are unsure if the event will take place in November, we are incredibly proud of Ishan for being the first Rock Ridge Singer to receive this honor! Keep up the great work!
Vikas Venuthurupalli is in this inspiring virtual arrangement of “This Is Me” so check it out! Congrats Vikas!
We dare you not to smile. All-star Thespians from across the globe come together virtually to perform "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman, kicking off the first-ever Virtual International Thespian Festival. Our virtual choir features 90 students from 38 states and 3 countries, plus Broadway performers Jason Alexander, Norbert Leo Butz, Joshua Colley, E. Clayton Cornelius, Janine DiVita, Matt Gumley, Sam Harris, Annabelle Kempf, Analise Scarpaci. #ThespiansShineOn
We are excited to announce the release of our new Rock Ridge Sings Keepsake Ornament! This can be used in windows, on holiday decor or in your cubicle. It is a bright and shining remember of the amazing music and memories made with the Rock Ridge Sings family!
The ornaments are delivered with contact-free delivery to Loudoun County or we can arrange shipment if you live out of the area. We hope you will consider supporting our Rock Ridge Sings Family by purchasing one today at the following link: https://squareup.com/store/rockridgesings
The LCPS Virtual Choir collaboration has finally been released! Check out “Baba Yetu” as performed by students throughout Loudoun County! Thank you Nigel Trangredi from BWHS for making this a reality!
Middle and high school choral music students from across Loudoun County Public Schools collaborated to perform Christopher Tin’s “Baba Yetu” as…
This is a collection of photos from our musical journeys this year as Rock Ridge Sings. "Earth Song", "I Dream a World" and "In My Life" arrangements accompany memories from the past year with our members, families, friends, and fellow musicians.
In honor of Memorial Day we’d like to share this recording of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” we performed earlier this year for our Veterans Day concert and the Johnny Vet performance. We acknowledge that Freedom Isn’t Free and thank all those individuals and families who have made the ultimate sacrifice to help us secure and sustain our freedom! #MemorialDay #AttitudeOfGratitude #RRSings
Thank you to all of our administrators, parents and our incredible musician students for making this possible! I can't wait to see you back in the classroom to continue this tradition of excellence!
Congratulations to all our wonderful music teachers!! We appreciate all that you do!!
LOUDOUN RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has again been named as one of the 2020’s Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
Now in its 20th year, the awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. These districts and schools set the bar in offering all students access to comprehensive music education.
Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music. In a series of landmark studies by scientists and researchers at Northwestern University a link was found between students in community music programs and life-long academic success, including higher high school graduation rates and college attendance. In another study from the University, it was discovered that the benefits of early exposure to music education improves how the brain processes and assimilates sounds, a trait that lasts well into adulthood.
#RRSings Spirit Week starts tomorrow! Can’t wait to see you in your favorite outfits tomorrow! We could all use a reason to look nice. #SpiritWeek #VirtualPride
Alumni Mohith Prasad featured in this duet of “Dear Theodosia” from Hamilton! We hope you enjoy it and use music to keep spreading joy during these crazy times! 🤟🏻 #smule #Hamilton #RRSingsAlumni
As we go into this 2nd full week of closure, #DomSing and I want our students to know that we’re always here for you - no matter what! We miss you, so please feel free to reach out!
If you need me call me, no matter where you are, no matter how far. Just call my name I'll be there in a hurry, you don't have to worry!
Missing everyone today especially! While we won’t be going to Assessment together, hopefully we can get together again soon. 🤟🏻
joanieriddle.wixsite.com Here is the deal my friends: Unless you are singing in a room with people, it isn’t choir. Period. Choir is about connection. Choir is about 30 or 210 or 6 singers all shaping a vowel so perfectly that the overtones extend up to heaven and make the angels weep. Choir is your college roommate, she ...
Throwback to 2012 in Dallas at the National ACDA Convention and 2017 at the Senior Awards Banquet with JD Maxey who is now studying music education at the University of Kansas! #tbt #MIOSM
“Glory” performed by the University of Kentucky Men’s Choir at an interest session at the #ACDA Southern Division Conference! #LiftEveryVoice #SingingIsLife
Sending out positive vibes during this crazy time! 🤟🏻 Here is a small clip from “Somebody to Love” as performed by the 2020 #ACDA Southern Division Senior High Honor Choir. Listen to those basses at the beginning! #LiftEveryVoice #rrsings
A clip from “Somebody to Love” as performed by the ACDA Southern Division Senior High Honor Choir! You
Congrats to Eshaan, Sean, & Katie on their participation in the ACDA Southern Division Senior High Honor Choir! They did a fantastic job and represented Rock Ridge well!
ACDA Southern Conference is awesome! It will be ending a day early (tomorrow night) but we have had a blast so far! Congrats to these three for representing Rock Ridge in the Senior High Honor Choir!
forbes.com A new study shows that students who take music lessons in high school perform better in science, math and English.
Rock Ridge Sings has a Spirit Night tonight at Burger 21 from 5-9pm! Join us for some great food as you also support our Rock Ridge Singers. Don’t forget to mention you are there for the fundraiser or show them this flyer!
RRPA and Rock Ridge Sings are joining forces THIS FRIDAY for Broadway Desserts! Tickets will be sold at the door for only $10, which gives you access to our incredible night of musical acts and as many free desserts you want! We can’t wait to see you there🎵🎶
Broadway Desserts is this Friday night! We have some incredible performances lined up. Pair that with delectable desserts and this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Congratulations to Meredith (A1), Sean (B2), and Ishan (T2) for being selected to the 2020 All-Virginia Honor Choirs! #AllStateChoir #HonorChoir #rrsings
Rock Ridge All-District Chorus Singers! Looking forward to an awesome two days of music making at Woodgrove HS. Concert is at 3pm tomorrow and is free to the public. We would love to see you there!
Vox Femina is singing an arrangement of “I Dream a World” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Joan Szymko. We took some time in class to share what we dream for our world! 🌎 Here are some of our hopes for the future!
Thanks to Katie Lynch and our Choir Board for putting this presentation together for the Electives Fair while Mr. Markwood was away for the Virginia Thespian Conference. I love to see our student leaders stepping up to support our Choral Program! ❤️ 🎶 👏🏻 #rrsings #electivefair #studentleaders
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