‘Rekindle the joy of the season’ officials urge at holiday ceremony

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Lighting event kicks off with holiday traditions Villagers by the hundreds walked to the banks of the Rogue River at Peppler Park for the annual ceremony as Rockford turned on the downtown’s holiday lights. A mild evening on Tuesday, Nov. 15 allowed the Rockford High School band and choir members to entertain the crowds with […]

RHS students shine in All State choir

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The Rockford High School choirs and directors David Duiven and Mandy Mikita Scott are proud to announce the honor of having four choir students named to the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) All State Honors Choir. Senior Julian Mondragon and juniors Emilee Bodien, Jill Nelson and Hannah Schroeder traveled to Western Michigan University May […]

RHS choir hone skills in Big Apple

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Trip a chance to join with other choirs The weekend of May 21-22, RHS choir director David Duiven, his 129-member Rockford High School Touring Choir, two principals and 30 chaperones boarded buses heading for New York City. The trip included many exciting events, such as going to the “Top of the Rock,” seeing the Broadway […]

Holiday season begins with music, lights, words of peace

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by BETH ALTENA  Hundreds of people waited on the banks of the Rogue River to hear the Rockford High School brass ensemble and choir and words of peace from local leaders as the City of Rockford officially began the holiday season the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17. The City/Chamber of Commerce event began with an […]

Rockford choirs recognized

As far as the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) is concerned, Rockford may just be the top choir program in the State. This year, Rockford High School had three choirs selected as part of the top-14 choirs in Michigan. Each year MSVMA selects the top choirs to perform at a special gala recital as […]