2013-2014 Choral Activities
On August 1-2, 2013 a student attended Central College's first All-State Camp in Pella, IA and then attended the Meistersinger All-State Camp at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA on August 8-10, 2013.
8th/9th Grade Singfest Honor Choir
South CEntral Conference Vocal FEstival
Fall Vocal Concert
SEICDA Honor Choir
JH Christmas Concert
On December 10, 2013 the 5-8 grade bands as well as the junior high chorus presented their Christmas concert.
SH Christmas Concert
On December 12, 2013 the Rocket Chorale opened the SH Christmas Concert with these stirring selections before the audience was awed by the Senior High Concert Band.
Iowa Students Care Chorus
On December 15, 9 selected members from the Rocket Chorale traveled to Ames, Iowa to perform with over 1,200 students from Iowa's 99 counties in the Iowa Students Care Chorus along with world-famous bass-baritone, Simon Estes. Jessie Eveland, Mika Farnum, Madison Giltner, Mashayla Lobberecht, Roseanna Miller, Morgan Reddy, Irene Roberts, Devon Severson, and Aislynn Stockdall performed Christmas carols and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. This was a concert Simon Estes organized to fight malaria in Africa and the proceeds from the concert went to purchasing simple nets that will help prevent the disease. Mr. Ellerston is very proud of the participation of these students and their sincere enjoyment of this once in a lifetime opportunity to sing in the largest assembled chorus Iowa has ever seen.
Singfest Honor choir 2014
Vocal Pops Concert
Kansas City Trip
I'm happily surprised at the sound you are able to get from,not a very big choir, but it's a rich, robust sound!
-Bradley Ellingboe, American composer, Professor of Music/Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Mexico
M.M. at Eastman School of Music
SH Spring Concert
JH Spring Concert
Large Group Contest
On Saturday, May 10, 21 of the 25 members of the Rocket Chorale traveled to Mid-Prairie and performed at Large Group Contest, earning a Division I rating. They were among 3 of 12 performing choral ensembles to receive this rating. Their selections performed were "My Soul Longs For You, O God" arr. Hal Hopson and Linda Spevacek's "Deep River." This is the first division I the ensemble has earned since 2007.
As promised, I allowed the Rocket Chorale to duck tape me to a chair for earning a division I at contest.