Welcome to the FHMS Choir website! We have 6 different classes of choir at Fossil Hill Middle School and participate in many competitions and events including All-Region, UIL, and an Intermediate festival for 6th grade. As the Director of the FHMS Choir, I want to thank you for your interest in and commitment to the Arts–the time you will spend learning the skills that are necessary to be a contributing member of a choral ensemble will be extremely beneficial. Being part of a musical group teaches necessary life skills including organization, responsibility, teamwork, and accountability, all while fostering meaningful relationships with peers. In the FHMS Choir, we strive to foster a culture of excellent musicians; but above all, we strive to produce excellent young adults who will take these important skills and use them the rest of their lives. 

If your student is interested in joining FHMS Choir, please reach out to me!

Phone- 817-744-3050 Ext. 3192

Mr. Calaham- 

Director of Choirs—Rashaad Calaham 

Currently in his 8th year of teaching, Rashaad Calaham is the Director of Choirs at Fossil Hill Middle School. Prior to Keller ISD, he was the Director of Choirs at Sam Houston Middle School for the Irving ISD for five years, and Reed Middle School in Duncanville ISD for one year.

Choirs under his direction have received consistent sweepstakes ratings at UIL Concert & Sightreading Assessments. He has had a number of students earn placement in All-Region Choirs as well as the Texas Choral Directors Association Middle School All-State Choir. In 2021, the Sam Houston Middle School Varsity Treble Choir was named an invited performing choir for the 2021 Texas Music Education Association Convention. Mr. Calaham holds the title of 2021 Houston Middle School’s Teacher of the Year as well as the 2021 Secondary Teacher of the Year for all of Irving ISD. Mr. Calaham has also received the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award for Education by the Irving Masonic Lodge.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, majoring in both Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance and obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied Conducting. 

Outside of teaching, Calaham is also frequently asked to perform in various capacities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex: he is a multiple woodwind player, offering his talents for many Broadway musical shows; he is the Director of Music at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, in Carrollton, TX; an Artistic Associate, Conductor, and singer for the Turtle Creek Chorale of Dallas, TX; as well as the American Choral Prize-winning ensemble, Brothers in Song.

He resides in Irving, TX with his partner, Alex–head choir director at Hebron High School, and fur baby Camille.