The 2012 MSVMA All State Choir list has been published and Rockford again boasted one of the largest school groups in the state when the choir met at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western Michigan University May 10-12. This is one of the state’s highest honors for a chorister. Out of the thousands who audition across Michigan in October, only the singers with the highest of audition scores at Regional Honors Choir are selected for this honor; the audition must be nearly flawless to be considered for All State Choir. Congratulations to the following six students who represented themselves, Rockford High School and the Rockford community at this most prestigious event: (pictured, l–r) Ben Reitemeier, Hannah Schroeder, Sarah Ombry, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, and Michael Sunday.
Regional Honors Choir
Seventeen singers from the Rockford High School (RHS) choirs have been chosen for the Regional Honors Choir of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA). Rockford students represent the highest number chosen from any school in this region and almost 20 percent of the Region A High School Honors Choir, which consists of 91 singers from 31 different high schools. The following students performed at Flushing High School on Saturday, Dec. 4: Emilee Bodien, Cameron Brown, Mackenzie Guest, Jeremy Hagedorn, Rachelle Knapp, Kevin Kruizenga, Corlene Laing, Julian Mondragon, Jill Nelson, Doni Owens, Lydia Rinzler, Megan Sanders, Christine Scales, Hannah Schroeder, Alyssa Scrimger, Brett Wiesenauer, and Christian Wojtowicz. Bodien, Brown, Kruizenga, Mondragon, Nelson, Rinzler, Scales, Schroeder and Wiesenauer were also chosen for the State Honors Choir of the MSVMA. These students will perform at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids in January as part of the Michigan Music Conference.