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3601 Hamilton Cleves Road

Hamilton, Ohio 45013

PHONE

Ross HS: 513-863-1252 Ext: 1418

Ross MS: 513-863-1251 Ext: 2707

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Ross Choirs

CONTACT

Ms. Michelle Tamburo, M.M.

Director of Choral Activities, Ross High School  

michelle.tamburo@rossrams.com

Mrs. Ruth Whatley, B.M.

Director of Choirs, Ross Middle School 

ruth.mappes@rossrams.com

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Checkout the Choirs Offered in the Ross Local Schools

6th Grade Choir

The Rockin' Rams 6th Grade Choir are excited to make music with you this year! Any student in the 6th grade can sign up for this group! The Rockin' Rams perform at each scheduled concert throughout the school year. This ROCKIN' group of young musicians perform music from all different genres; from early music to modern day radio hits! Signing up is so easy... just see Mrs. Whatley in the choir room the first week of school or listen closely to the morning announcements for directions! Please know that there is a $10 uniform fee to participate. This shirt can also be worn for the 6th grade band students, making it easier for students to participate in both ensembles. Showing off school pride is important to us here at RMS! The Rockin' Rams meet every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during 8th period. Students are assigned to either Tuesday or Thursday, and Friday we combine both groups for making great music! The Rockin' Rams earn their grades by being in class and on time, participation in each rehearsal, and their attendance at each concert. For More information, see Mrs. Whatley in the choir room!

7th/8th Grade Choir

The Starlet Rams 7/8th Grade Choir is Ross Middle's flagship choral ensemble. This group of young students perform at each regularly scheduled concert, the Cincinnati Cyclone's Game, and participate in King's Island Music Showcase Choral Competition. The Starlet Rams have recently been ranked as the top ensemble of the competition, three years in a row. The Starlet Rams will sing SAB 3-part/SATB 4-part music while continuing to refine their sight-reading and music theory skills. This group meets every day during third period as a graded class. Students earn their grades by attendance and participation in class, and attendance at each concert. Scheduling makes it possible for music students to do both band and choir. There is a small uniform fee for Starlet Rams and fundraising is offered to help offset the cost. 8th Graders are eligible to audition for the High School Concert Choirs, Symphonic Chorale and Pure Harmony, and the show choir, Legacy. For more info., see Mrs. Whatley in the choir room.

Symphonic Chorale

Symphonic Chorale is Ross High School's Mixed Gender Concert Ensemble. This ensemble performs at all regularly scheduled high school concerts, special ceremonies, and local community events. Symphonic Chorale performs SATB 4-8 part music. Students also continue to refine their sight-reading and musicianship skills. Symphonic Chorale students are admitted by teacher recommendation only. Students of Symphonic Chorale may also participate in OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition every winter. A choir trip is taken every 2 years, with every 4 years being a cruise to the Bahamas! A choir uniform is required and fundraising is offered to help fund the cost of the uniform and the choir trip. For more information, see Ms. Tamburo in the choir room!

Pure Harmony

Pure Harmony is Ross High School's All-Girl Choral Ensemble. This ensemble performs at all regularly scheduled events, in addition to special ceremonies, and local community events. Pure Harmony ladies will sing SSAA 4-part concert music, ranging in many different genres. This ensemble is designed to provide a background in the performance aspects of all types of vocal music. Students will also continue to refine their sight-reading and musicianship skills. Pure Harmony students are admitted by teacher recommendation only. Ladies of Pure Harmony may also participate in OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition every winter. A choir trip is taken every 2 years, with every 4 years being a cruise to the Bahamas! A choir uniform is required and fundraising is offered to help fund the cost of the uniform, and offset the cost of the choir trip. For more information, see Ms. Tamburo in the choir room!

Next Generation

Next Generation is Ross Middle School's Competitive Show Choir. This group competes each winter throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana, in addition to local community events. Next Generation has consistently ranked at the top of the competition circuit, earning numerous Grand Championships, Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Best Costuming. The group prides itself on unique show concepts, dynamic vocals, and precision choreography. The ensemble is accompanied by a live student band, Higher Whatage, and is assisted by a fully staffed crew of students. Members are admitted through audition only. Students of this group must also be enrolled in a concert choir class. A fee is required for this ensemble and fundraising is offered to help offset the cost. For more information, see Mrs. Whatley in the choir room!

Legacy

Legacy is Ross High School's Competitive Show Choir. This group competes each winter throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana, in addition to local community events. Legacy has consistently ranked at the top of the competition circuit, earning numerous Grand Championships, Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Band, Best Crew, and Best Costuming awards. The group prides itself on unique show concepts, dynamic vocals, and precision choreography. The ensemble is accompanied by a live student band, The Tamburinos, and is assisted by a fully staffed crew of students. Members are admitted through audition only. Students of this group must also be enrolled in a concert choir class. A fee is required for this ensemble and fundraising is offered to help offset the cost. For more information, see Ms. Tamburo in the choir room!