Secondary Choir

Music is a vital part of our curriculum at RRCA because it is an integral part of the Christian life. The goal of our music program is to use God’s gift of music for the enrichment of human life and for the enhancement of man’s worship of God. We seek to do this by instilling diligence, discipline, and responsibility in conjunction with a music curriculum that is carefully chosen to develop the students’ Christian maturation, as well as musical literacy, facility, and knowledge.

The choral and music programs have grown at RRCA through the years.  Students in Early Childhood and Elementary participate in weekly music classes and each has a special musical performance during the school year.  Students in 6th-12th grades can choose choir as an elective:  the Joyful Sounds Choir for 7-8th grade, and the High Call choir for 9th-12th grade.  Both of the secondary choirs participate in concerts during December and in the spring. They also present the annual Spectacular Spring Show, which is held each May. Both choirs also compete in ACSI and TPSMEA competitions. These competitions include individual and small group ensembles, as well as the whole choir.

Crusader choir students visit several area nursing homes to sing for their residents. This is such a special time for our students to minister to the elderly. The nursing home residents love having our students come. It’s hard to tell who is blessed more…the residents or our students!

High Call students have traveled to Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and multiple trips to New York City, including singing at Carnegie Hall.  These have been exciting experiences for the students, giving them the opportunity to sing at new places and to hear other musical groups perform.

2018-2019 Highlights

TAPPS Solo and Ensemble Competition 2019

High Call Choir members competed in TAPPS Solo and Ensemble Contest at Regents School of Austin on Friday, March 29, 2019.  The results are as follows.

 

Superior Rating on a Class 1 Solo: Quinton Johnson, Mia Kemp, Caitlin Lee

Excellent Rating on a Class 1 Solo:  Allie Cermak, Sophia Fernandez, Caleb Roark, Morgan Whitley

Superior Rating on a Class 2 Solo: Ayven Beardmore, Nicholas Brennan, Lillian Burgess, Maddie Hoxworth, Devi Kwon

Excellent Rating on a Class 2 Solo: Makaila Beardmore, Liam Dixon, Chris Gonzales, Katie Sheppard,

Superior Rating on a Class 3 Solo:  Savannah Lee, Annie Mikeska, Janae Thompson

Excellent Rating on a Class 3 Solo: Dylan Winkler

Superior Rating on Small Pop/Show Ensemble: 

  • Allie Cermak, Rose Curtis, Sophia Fernandez “Million Dreams;  
  • Ayven Beardmore, Makaila Beardmore, Becca Gillian, Maddie Hoxworth, Keeley Jones, Caitlin Lee, Savannah Lee “Girl’s Sing-Off”
  • Allie Cermak, Christian Gonzales, Sophia Fernandez, Mia Kemp, Caitlin Lee, Caleb Roark, Morgan Whitley “You Will Be Found From Evan Hansen

Excellent Rating on a Small Pop/Show Ensemble

  • Adelle Cole, Caroline Havens, Devi Kwon, Katie Sheppard,  Alyssa Rostami, Janae Thompson ”Shake it Out”

Superior Rating on a Small Sacred Ensemble

  • Christian Gonzales, Caleb Roark, Morgan Whitley  “I’m a Sinner Man”

Excellent Rating on a Small Sacred Ensemble

  • Liam Dixon, Quinton Johnson, Andrew Kong, Daniel Tomlin, Dylan Winkler “Glory Hallellujah, When the Saints Go Marching In”

 

Congratulations to these singers for their wonderful performances and for representing RRCA so well. 

 

 

 

 
On Saturday, Jan. 5th , High Call Choir members Katie Sheppard, Christian Gonzales, Allie Cermak, Caleb Roark, and Mia Kemp performed with the TPSMEA Region Honor Choir at Abilene Christian University under the direction of Allison Whetsel Ward and Dr. Jerome Bierschenk.   Singers performed traditional Spirituals as well as selections by  J. S. Bach and Jake Runestad.  Congratulations to these students for being selected for this honor and representing RRCA so well.
 
 
Congratulations to the following members of High Call Choir who were selected to TPSMEA Honor Choirs.
 
Mixed Choir  
Alto 1:  Allie Cermak
Alto 2: Mia Kemp
Tenor 1: Caleb Roark, Christian Gonzales
 
Treble Choir
Soprano 2: Grace Wu
Alto 2: Katie Sheppard
 
The singers will perform in a Clinic and Concert  at Abilene Christian University on January 4th and 5th. Those selected to Mixed Choir will advance to State Choir auditions. 

 

Congratulations to the following singers who were selected to be members of the 2018 TPSMEA Middle School Honor Choir. The students will participate in a Clinic and Concert on Nov. 2nd and 3rd in Houston.

Soprano:

  • Savannah Johnson
  • Mahlet Messay
  • Mary Kate Havens
  • April Lieder
  • Kiera Dixon
  • Edna Chen
  • Rachel Millikan

2nd Alternate: Emily Millikan

Alto:

  • Breanna Pelbath
  • Siya Babbar
  • Allison Lieder
  • Emily Weir

Tenor:

  • Spencer Jackson
  • Talen Myers
  • Zane Lynch
  • Hudson ONeal
  • Jerell Isaacs
  • Landon Cervantes
  • Andy Jones
  • Chris Alvarado
  • Julia Gonzales
  • Jayla Sumlin

Bass:

  • Garrett Jones

 

A special congratulation goes to Savannah Johnson who was FIRST CHAIR in the Soprano section!!

 

2017-2018 Highlights

TAPPS Solo and Ensemble Competition, March 20, 2018

Congratulations to High Call Choir Members on a successful day at TAPPS Solo and Ensemble Competition in Houston.

The following students received:

Superior Rating on a Class 1 Solo:  Sophie Berg, Allie Cermak, Caleb Roark, Morgan Whitley, Grace Wu

Superior Rating on a Class 2 Solo:  Daniel Tomlin, Adelle Cole

Excellent Rating on a Class 1 Solo: Christian Gonzales

Excellent Rating on a Class 2 Solo: Katelyn Sheppard, Sophia Fernandez, Mark Welter

The High Call Men’s Sacred Ensemble made up of Jacob Gillian, Morgan Whitley, Christian Gonzales, and Caleb Roark received a Superior Rating for their performance of Down By the Riverside.

The High Call Women’s Sacred Ensemble made up of Sophia Berg, Sophia Fernandez, and Allie Cermak received a Superior Rating for their performance of He Never Failed Me Yet.

The High Call Pop Show made up of Makaila Beardmore, Caitlin Lee, Grace Wu, Allie Cermak, Sophia Fernandez, Sophie Berg, Morgan Whitley, Christian Gonzales, and Caleb Roark received a Superior Rating for their performance of Welcome to the Sixties and Hairspray.

 
TPSMEA Honor Choir, January 12-13, 2018
High Call Choir members Lillian Burgess, Allie Cermak, Grace Wu, and Hannah Feldman performed with the TPSMEA Region Choir at Trinity Christian Academy Performing Arts Center in Addison, Texas.  Congratulations to these students for being selected for this honor.