The RCS Music Department and School District were thrilled to be able to bring back live performances during the 2021-2022 school year, and this spring has been no exception! RCS students have delivered phenomenal performances during our spring concert season.
Over the last few weeks, the community has been able to enjoy performances from all of our bands, choruses, and select ensembles, as well as our first and third-grade students. The effort and dedication of our students and staff were evident through their skilled and unique performances. They did a wonderful job!
In addition to our spring concerts, our RCS Music Department also celebrated our seniors! During the High School Band and Chorus Spring Concert, they held a big senior extravaganza! They introduced each senior and gave an overview of their musical journey at RCS, as well as what they will be doing after graduation. Seniors received a certificate and a boutonniere. Additionally, they awarded music and drama scholarships and recognized other musical achievements by the seniors.
This presentation was followed by the senior chorus members performing a song, which was selected by the students through a vote. This year the song was Dear Theodosia from the musical, Hamilton. Following the full HS Band and Chorus performances, they wrapped up the celebration with a slideshow that honored the seniors and contained pictures from music events and concerts, drama performances, athletics, and more!
“We could not be more pleased with how our spring performance went,” said K-12 Art and Music Curriculum Content Specialist and High School Choral Director Michelle McLoughlin. “All of the students did an amazing job. It was a wonderful night, and we were so happy to be able to bring back these traditions and honor our senior musicians. They will be greatly missed, but we are so excited to watch their musical journeys continue!”
On the day following the High School Spring Concert, several of our middle school and high school ensembles performed for our 4th and 5th-grade students at a daytime assembly. The 4th and 5th graders heard a sampling of music from these groups and learned about some of the possibilities they have to participate in our music program in their middle and high school years. They were a wonderfully enthusiastic audience and correctly answered lots of musical questions as they enjoyed the program. It was a great morning of music-making!
Congratulations to all of our students on their beautiful performances! Best of luck to the Class of 2022 student musicians on their next chapter!
Here are some photos from our spring concerts: