Young men in seventh and eighth grades wishing to sing are placed in a single-gender performing group which rehearses one hour a day each school day. The rationale behind having a single-gender class is to allow instruction to focus on the unique vocal challenges of the male adolescent voice. These young men will learn the curriculum appropriate for their grade and sing literature that is appropriate for their age and vocal development.
Students will be involved in several performances during the year: the Christmas Concert, 8th Grade Gala Concert, MSVMA District Choral Festival, Arts Night at North and the Spring Concert. Exact dates and times are listed in the Concert Info link. This group has, in the past, been invited to sing the National Anthem for the Grand Rapids Griffins.
It is not necessary for a young man to have prior singing experience (either in sixth or seventh grade). What is necessary is a desire to learn and a willingness to sing well. The main emphasis of instruction is to help these young men through their voice change, experience success in singing while in the middle school program and all the while learning the necessary information and skills that they will need to become contributing members of our award-winning RHS Choirs.