Rockford choirs shine at State Solo and Ensemble Festival

Scott, are (front row, l–r) Peyton Wells, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, Maddie Dix; (back) Carly Funk, Christine Scales, Shannon Pinner, Molly Grettenberger, Sarah Ombry and Mrs. Scott.

Students from Rockford High School (RHS) choirs once again made a strong showing at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival on March 19 at Aquinas College. Every ensemble from RHS received a “I” rating, the best possible score, in both performance and sight reading. These ensembles included: Chamber Singers, Chorale and Advanced Women’s Ensemble directed […]

Reds, area high school choirs bring sounds of season to diners

The Rockford High School Chamber singers include (front row, l–r) sopranos Maddie Dix, Christine Scales, Shannon Pinner, Sarah Ombry, Molly Grettenberger, altos Peyton Wells, Carly Funk, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, Lia Branch; (back row) basses Michael Sunday, Gabe Reitemeier, Brett Wiesenauer, Jeff Millard, Matt Vermeer, tenors Tyler Quick, Jon Newell, Matt Ciejka, Connor Jewell and Scott Nadeau.

Since opening in August 2006, Reds on the River has partnered with Rockford Public Schools on numerous occasions, including co-op work opportunities, numerous fundraisers, benefits for the Rockford Education Foundation, and the Community Unity program with the sports boosters and Youth Initiative Community Service Club. One particular favorite for both Rockford High School students and […]

Rockford lights up in annual holiday ceremony

It’s time to kick off the holiday shopping season downtown Rockford, and there is no better way than to turn on the holiday lights. Rockford’s fourth annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 p.m. in Peppler Park. Rockford High School’s brass ensemble, along with over 235 members of the Rockford […]