Thanks for checking out the Rising Starr Middle School Choral Department! Maybe you are a 5th grade student or parent trying to learn more about what it is like to be in chorus in middle school…. or maybe you are a current middle school student realizing that you should have signed up last year and are interested in joining this year! Either way, the RSMS Choral Department is thrilled that you are considering joining our program.
Want to know what it’s like to be in chorus? The students next door at Starr’s Mill made this recruitment video to give you insight into why it is important to be a member of chorus during your time as a Panther in the south complex!
Frequently Asked Q&A’s
Q. Do I need prior singing experience to join?
A. No! You aren’t born knowing how to solve algebra problems are you? The same is true with music. Singing is a learned skill that you have to practice- anyone can learn how to sing.
Q. What about after school rehearsals? I play sports….
A. You are not alone! Over 80% of the members in chorus at RSMS participate in school or intramural sports. We only have a couple of after school rehearsals a year- all other practice happens during the school day.
Q. What is the financial commitment for chorus?
A. Students will need to purchase a uniform, either $70 new or $35 used. We also ask for students to participate in the annual poinsettia fundraiser and/ or make a donation to the choral department’s annual budget. This helps pay for music, instruments, field trips, accompanists, and technology. Of course if your family cannot afford a uniform, just let Mrs. Todd know. A student is never turned away from chorus, and we can provide a uniform through the generosity of the guidance department for students in need.