Ryan Choir

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Director's Welcome

Hello Raider Choir Families!

We are excited and grateful to be back to school with beautiful singing already filling our choir hall. With continued construction and COVID procedures, we will have to be flexible with our choir calendar, but we are determined to move forward with as many of the events and concerts that we have held in the past.

The choir program remains strong and we are excited about the future with imminant completion of our new Performing Arts Center (PAC) and planned trips, concerts, and events scheduled throughout the year. We encourage our choir students to spread the word about the great things that are happening in our choir program and recruit more singers to our cause, especially the class of 2025 (freshmen) that had such a restricted middle school choir experience.

Thank you for sharing your student with us. We love to teach and could not share our love of music and singing without your student singing in our choirs. This school year is going to be a wonderful renaissance of making music together. We look foward to sharing our music throughout the year and celebrating our class of 2022 as they complete their high school experience.

We hope to see you at our Fall Concert on October 4th!

David Rives

Sam Kats

Water Works "Takeover"

Saturday, Aug. 21st, 3-6pm

2400 Long Road

Denton, TX

Attention ALL choir students! Join us this Saturday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at Denton Water Works for some fun in the sun as we kick off the school year. Cost is $5 per student. Students can bring their $5 cash to the choir room in advance or to the park on the day of the event. The choir boosters will provide drinks. Choir students may bring guests for $10 each. Mr. Rives plans to dominate at volleyball (and nuke'em).

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Varsity Uniform Day

Reminder: Chorale choir students (varsity) will be fit for their formal concert uniforms this Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the choir room.

Voice Lessons

Private voice lessons are available at school. Private lessons are the by far the best way for your student to reach their potential as a singer. Lessons are once a week and cost $20. If you would like more information or want to sign your singer up for lessons, please contact drives@dentonisd.org.

National Anthem (Chorale Only)

Wednesday, Sep. 8th, 7pm

7300 Roughriders Trail

Frisco, TX

Our varsity choir, Chorale, has been invited to sing the National Anthem for the Frisco Roughriders game on September 8th. Cost is $20 per student and this includes $10 concession credit. We will depart by bus after school and return at the conclusion of the game. This event is for our Chorale choir and families only. Please contact drives@dentonisd.org if your Chorale student has not submitted their RSVP.

Tenor/Bass Tailgate & Anthem

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 5pm

1500 Long Road

Denton, TX

All Tenor/Bass singers will perform the National Anthem for the "Battle of the Volt" football game (Ryan vs DHS). We will have a tailgate before the game with food & drinks and some intense parking lot football. More details will be shared closer to the event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


The Ryan Choir program uses the Remind messaging application as one of our communication tools with students and parents. Students are highly encourage to join their class group and parents are welcome to join as well. Each class has a link listed below:

A2 https://www.remind.com/join/singergirl

A3 https://www.remind.com/join/ryansing

A4 https://www.remind.com/join/ladiessing

B2 https://www.remind.com/join/raidermen

B3 https://www.remind.com/join/raidersing

All-Region Auditions

Students who wish to audition for All-Region choir shouldcontact Mr. Rives to be added to the list. The first audition is September 25th at Lewisville High School. Students who plan to audition are encouraged to stay after school for informal practice time Monday-Thursday. The $20 audition fee is due September 3rd, checks made to Ryan Choir Boosters.

Choir Fee

All students will need to pay a $60.00 fee by October 1st. This covers the cost of a choir t-shirt, choir folder, uniform, events, and concert meals. Please make checks payable to the Ryan Choir Boosters. Online payments will be available on www.charmsoffice.com after September 1st.

Fall Concert

Monday, October 4th

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Ryan High School Auditorium

Please save-the-date as all our choirs will present songs composed, arranged, or performed by female artists. All choir students will meet in the auditorium at 4:20 PM that day and will be fed a snack dinner before the concert. More information will be shared closer to the day.

Chorale Retreat Lock-In

Friday, Oct. 15th, 9-11pm

1100 Venture Court

Carrollton, TX

Our varsity choir Chorale will have our annual retreat to Group Dynamix on Friday October 8th. Cost is $40 per student with checks to Ryan Choir Boosters. This event is a lock-in and begins Friday evening with the choir meeting at Ryan and riding the bus the GDX. Bus will return Saturday morning around 8AM. This event is so much fun and crucial for our team building. Please contact me at drives@dentonisd.org if you have a conflict or concern.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.