The Rockford High School Choirs are known throughout their region for consistently exemplary performances. With roughly three hundred students participating in five curricular choirs, as well as multiple extracurricular choirs, opportunities abound for small and large group singing.
The Rockford Choirs are conducted by Mandy Mikita Scott, Melanie Dorn Kraut, and Jed Scott. They regularly earn top ratings at District and State Festival performances. Since 2010, they have had ten ensembles selected to perform at the Michigan School Vocal Music Association Honors Recital. Featured conference performances include: Michigan Music Conference (Treble Chorus, 2012; Freshman Choir, 2018), and ACDA-Michigan (Advanced Treble Ensemble, 2016; The Rockford Aces, 2017).
The choirs regularly travel internationally. July 2014, the Rockford Choirs completed a European tour with performances in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, culminating in three gold medals and one silver medal at the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. In 2018 they performed a concert tour of Italy, including performances in Venice, Florence, Rome, and provided music for a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. They have three choirs currently ranked in the Top-1000 choirs in the Interukultur World Rankings.
Over the past twelve years, they have commissioned or co-commissioned nearly thirty choral works, including pieces from Alice Parker, Michael McGlynn, Andrea Ramsey, Jeffrey Cobb, Jed Scott, Sean Ivory, Rollo Dilworth, Z. Randall Stroope, Anders Edenroth, and many others.