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Vocal Music

Ross Middle School Vocal Music

Ms. Barnett - Director

Choir Offerings:

  1. 7th and 8th Grade Choir - Mixed Choir Ensemble - 93 Students 
  2. 6th Grade Choir - Mixed Choir Ensemble - 70 Students 
  3. Next Generation - Extra Curricular Show Choir - 50 Students

Awards and Recognition: 
7th and 8th Grade Choir - Will compete in the Music in the Parks competition in May 2022

Next Generation - Has received awards for the following:  

Division Grand Champions
Best Vocals
Best Choreography
Best Band

Best Male Soloists 

People's Choice Award


Ross High School Vocal Music

Mr. Finkbine - Director

Choir Offerings 

  1. Symphonic Chorale - Mixed Choir Ensemble with 70 Students
  2. Pure Harmony - Treble Voice Ensemble - 35 Students
  3. Legacy - Extra Curricular Show Choir - 80 Students

Awards and Recognition: 
Symphonic Chorale and Pure Harmony - Received a Superior Rating at OMEA Large Group Contest
Legacy - Has received awards for the following:  

Overall Grand Championships
Division Grand Championships
Best Vocals
Best Choreography
Best Costuming
Best Tech Team
Best Band

80 Students are enrolled to participate in our Bi-Annual Choir trip to San Antonio, Texas. This experience provides students with an opportunity to explore various cultures and performance venues. Past trips have included The Bahamas (twice), New Orleans, Nashville, Chicago (Legacy performed at a National Competition and placed 3rd Overall), San Antonio, Texas. 

The Ross Choral Program participates in numerous collaborative performance opportunities with the choir programs at Wyoming, Hamilton, and Edgewood High School. 

Students pay 100% of their Legacy fees through fundraising & personal payments. The RLSD contributes $0 towards funding the extra-curricular show choir program with the exception of 4 staff supplementals and busing costs. 

The Ross Choral Program has established and maintained a reputation of being one of the best choral programs in the state of Ohio. Students are frequently challenged to learn and perform at a high level, be goodwill ambassadors of the Ross Local School District, and strive for “quality” and musical achievement. Students in the RLS Choir Program are involved in National Honor Society, Athletics, Academic Team, Newspaper, leaders in the JEE Foods Program, and many more. There is a wide variety of students, and choir is the thing that brings everyone together with a common interest, working hard to create music that everyone can be proud of. 

Legacy hosts a Show Choir Competition that brought in 20 different schools from Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, and Ohio. The event also brought 3000 people into our community, and showcased Ross High School and our excellent facilities. 

The Ross Choral Program also has a very active booster organization, with a roster of 75+ contributing parents, community members, and businesses. The booster program funds a majority of the Ross Choral Program expenses through fundraising, grants, and corporate donations. 

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