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.
RRCA’s choral and music programs have grown through the years under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Brinegar. There are three choirs for students to participate in: Crusader Choir for grades 5 and 6; Joyful Sounds Choir for grades 7 and 8; High Call choir for grades 9-12. The High Call choir performed for the Veteran’s Day program this year. They will stroll/carol at The Domain in December. In January they will sing the National Anthem for a Texas Stars Hockey game. 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 every May. Our choirs also compete in ACSI and TPSMEA competitions. These competitions include individual and small groups, as well as the whole choir.
Twice each semester the Crusader Choir and the Joyful Sounds Choir goes to three 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, and multiple trips to New York City, including singing at Carnegie Hall. In April 2016 they will travel to Los Angelas. These have been exciting experiences for the students, giving them the opportunity to sing at new places and to hear other musical groups perform.