Jazz Band - Hi-Lighters:
Our LHS jazz and improvisational instrumental ensemble, the Hi-Lighters performs both locally and regionally. The Hi-Lighters is an audition only ensemble with auditions held in the fall. Once the group is established for the year, our jazz musicians gather weekly for practice. The Hi- Lighters perform at galas, conferences, concerts, schools, competitions, jazz festivals and other venues to the delight of a wide variety of audiences. Be a part of dynamic musical ensemble which routinely receives enthusiastic response!
Jazz Combo is a non-audition Jazz Group welcoming all instruments and skill levels. In Jazz combo, students:
- Understand the basic fundamental elements of jazz music including melody and rhythm.
- Participate in processes associated with jazz music including listening, performing, notating, analyzing, and creating (improvisation).
- Enhance comprehension of jazz historical musical genres
- Read and interpret jazz music at an intermediate level.
Solo and Ensemble Contests:
Winter Drum line is a competitive indoor percussion ensemble that is open to students through audition. This ensemble incorporates the elements of musicality, marching, and theater into its performances. The drum line season includes local, regional, and national shows. Catch the beat! Come join us!
The use of flags, as well as dance and movement, is part of the exciting experience of Color Guard. This group performs with the competitive marching band during the fall season. The Color Guard is a vital visual representation of the music and drill team. One exciting dimension of Color Guard is the costumes utilized by members to add dramatic effect to the “storytelling” aspect of the overall presentation. These costumes are designed to fit the theme/era of the music being presented. Color guard strives to connect our audience musically, physically, emotionally, and visually to the sights and sounds on the field.
Winter guard is a competitive marching activity similar yet separate from the LHS Marching Band Color Guard. In Winter Guard, students perform choreographed steps with flags, rifles, sabers, and air blades giving music participants an exciting platform on which to perform.
The LHS Winter Guard performs at events such as basketball games and Winter Guard competitions. The season runs from December-April. No audition is necessary and LHS Winter Guard is open to RCS students in grades 7-12.
The LHS Winter Guard is an excellent opportunity for making new friends and developing new skills. We welcome all current LHS music students to join winter guard as it helps prepare you with experience for your other musical endeavors such as the color guard section of marching band.
For additional information about extra-curricular music opportunities, please visit our activities page.
Solo and Ensemble Contests:
Center Street Singers:
The Center Street Singers is a mixed vocal ensemble of students in grades 9 - 12 who perform many genres of music. From vocal jazz to pop a cappella … no musical genre is beyond consideration for performance. Auditions take place in the fall, with rehearsals on Tuesdays and Fridays after school. A particularly exciting aspect of Center Street Singers is that in addition to performing for school events, our singers are often sought out to perform for the greater Rochester community. This opportunity offers great exposure to LHS individual and group vocalists, while also providing a service to our civic community.
The Lourdes Liturgical choir seeks to inspire and empower the community into full participation in the the ritual and music of the Celebration of the Liturgy.
It provides the students the opportunity to share their gifts of vocal talent by making a “joyful noise to the Lord” in a dynamic group setting. In addition to strengthening one’s voice and learning musical concepts, the Liturgical Choir is given the opportunity to share its music ministry for our school Masses, prayer services, and other spiritual events making it not only artistic endeavor, but also one of servant leadership to assist the assembly of believers to express and share their faith. Students who are interested in joining Liturgical Choir are encouraged to sign up during the Campus Ministry Open House which is held at the beginning of the school year. Students can also join Liturgical Choir anytime during the year by seeking out the Campus Minister or Liturgical Choir student director. Campus Ministry/ Liturgical Choir is a yearlong commitment, and offers students to celebrate the wonder of God in our midst, through the grace of their music ministry leadership. Liturgical choir empowers youth to take on leadership roles to share their vocal and instrumental talent and gifts for the Lourdes community.
The Lourdes Liturgical Choir meets on Thursday mornings at 7:15 am - 7:45 am and before every bi-monthly all school Liturgy.
Lourdes Liturgical Choir is under the direction of the Director of Campus Ministry
For additional information about extra-curricular choral opportunities, please visit our activities page.