CHICAGO student & parent meeting…

UPDATE: If you were not able to attend the meeting, CLICK HERE for all of the information that was presented. Or, click on the Classes/Ensembles tab at the top and then visit the TRIP page. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at any time.

There will be a student/parent meeting this Friday at 5:30pm regarding HS Choir, HS Band & Jacket Company trip to Chicago on March 8-11, 2017. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Mr. Frankart or Mrs. Kleba, and visit the music website after the meeting time for all of the covered information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at any time.



CLUB SHOW 2016 rehearsal schedule is now up! If you are in grades 7-12 and wish to sing a solo, act out a skit, play an instrument, or do a group song, sign up for a rehearsal time! If you are only participating in the large group songs (Full Cast, Men’s & Women’s numbers), your rehearsals are on Saturdays from 6-8pm. If you are in 5th or 6th grade, your rehearsals are on Saturdays from 4-6pm. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Frankart.

BAND CAMP – Week 1 is in the books!

The New Riegel Bands had their annual BAND CAMP this week, and they have accomplished SO MUCH! Our new band director, Mrs. Kleba, really worked the students, and it shows! Great Job Band! We are excited to see what you accomplish next week!

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Website Revamp…

IT IS AUGUST ALREADY!!! Where did the summer go?!

We are working on revamping our Music Department website to make it more ‘user friendly’ in regards to font changes, basic design changes, menu structure and links.

By Monday, August 15, we should be finished cleaning up the site. Please note, that the website will remain fully functional… it just may look a bit different when you visit again.

2016-2017 Jacket Company

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016-2017 Jacket Company!

Cassie, Braelyn, Julia, Madalyn, Rachael, Emily H, Emily P, Kristin, Aaron, Chris & Allan.

Please respond ASAP to the rehearsal questionnaire that has been sent to you. See you soon!

Choral Recap Concert & Jacket Company Auditions…

TONIGHT is our Choral Recap Concert at 7:00pm at the All Saints Catholic Church in New Riegel. The Junior High Mens Choir, Junior High Womens Choir and High School Choir will be performing a few selections from the 2015-2016 school year. The Junior High Choirs will also perform two new selections. We hope to see you this evening for some fantastic choral music in a beautiful acoustic and visual setting.

Jacket Company Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00pm. Audition information will be on the Jacket Company page by 8:00am on Tuesday, May 17th. See Mr. Frankart if you have any questions.


This weekend was completely FULL! What all happened?… here’s your weekend recap:



XLRate Elementary A Cappella Camp

XLRate logo

Elementary Students in grades 3-6 had the opportunity to participate in a one-day after school camp where they could learn all about pop a cappella music. Last year we had 31 students involved, and this year, that number ballooned to 46! The students had a great time during the camp and were also invited to perform on our A Cappella Dinner Show the following evening, which just happens to be the next weekend event!…



2016 A Cappella Dinner Show

DINNER SHOW 2016 Photo

Every year (since at least 1996), the Jacket Company hosts a Dinner Show. The students and Music Boosters prepare and serve a meal, with a performance by the Jacket Company afterwards.

Normally, we would serve around 120 meals, but last year we started the XLRate A Cappella Camp, and that number jumped to 189 meals! THIS YEAR, our meal number jumped again to 229!

In the past, the performance would only be members of the Jacket Company performing a few full group numbers and a few solos. Over the years, we added a Junior High A Cappella group (PreAmp), as well as a guest group from an area high school. This year, our guest group was NU Age from North Union High School. Not only did we have Jacket Company, PreAmp, XLRate & NU Age performing, but 11 of our Jacket Company Alumni came back to perform a song from ‘back in the day’!

Our numbers this year were fantastic! We had 97 performers, served 229 meals, and another 80+ came just to watch the show! … we might even out grow the gymnasium in a few years!



2016 Elementary Spring Musical – GO FISH!

GO FISH picture

This year, the Fourth Grade decided on GO FISH! for the Spring K-4 Musical. We actually performed this same musical in 2007, but since some of those elementary students are now in college, we decided it was ok to bring it back for a second run.

The 4th grade covered all of the speaking roles, the 3rd grade were the CLOWNFISH, the 2nd grade were the SEAHORSES, the 1st grade did a great job playing the role of CRABS, and the Kindergarten made a very dangerous ELECTRIC EEL (complete with flashing lights!)

The students did a wonderful job and we had a great community turnout, especially since the weather was so nice!


THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way with this weekends activities. And a BIG THANK YOU is in order for our Music Boosters. They do SO MUCH for our students and the Music Department. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all that they do for us.

Next week is our SPRING FINE ARTS FESTIVAL at 7:00pm in the HS Gym, featuring all of our instrumental and vocal performing ensembles. See you there!



2016 a cappella dinner show poster

The New Riegel Jacket Company will be hosting the 2016 Dinner Show on Saturday, April 16th. The Music Boosters and Jacket Company will create the entire meal this year, which includes a choice of Chicken Breast or Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Relishes & Dip, Punch, Coffee, Ice Cream and Dessert. This year, we are also offering a Kid’s Meal (children 12 and under) of Chicken Nuggets, Fries, Applesauce, Punch or Water, and Dessert.

Dinner will be served at 6:30pm, with entertainment by the Jacket Company, PreAmp, guest group NU Age from North Union High School, members of the XLRate Elementary A Cappella Camp and a special performance by the Jacket Company Alumni, starting at 7:30pm. We will also have our traditional Keurig coffee bar featuring gourmet coffees, cappuccinos, hot chocolate and tea. Donations will be accepted at the coffee bar.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $15.00 (Adult Meal) / $5.00 (Kids Meal), and must be reserved AND pre-paid by Friday, April 8th. Admission to the performance only will be available at the door for $5.00 per person. Please make any checks out to the New Riegel Music Boosters.

February Concerts…

This month, the New Riegel Music Department is BUSY! There are a lot of events going on, and we hope to see you at a few of them.

SAT, FEB 6th – 2016 OMEA DISTRICT 2 JUNIOR HIGH HONORS FESTIVAL – TIFFIN MIDDLE SCHOOL – 7:00pm – Today is the 2016 OMEA District 2 Honors Festival at Tiffin Middle School. Ten of our Junior High students (Julia Reinhart, Marianna Tiell, Cassidy Eddington, Jordan Hohman, Bria Dailey, Scott Beier, Devin Nye, Brooklyn Depinet, Dalton Reinhart, and Genna Elchert) were selected to participate in today’s festival! OMEA District 2 includes schools from several counties, stretching from Sandusky to Marion. If you have the evening free, come on out to support our Junior High students!

SAT, FEB 13th – JACKET COMPANY HALFTIME PERFORMANCE – The JC will perform during the halftime of the Varsity Basketball Game.

FRI, FEB 19th – JACKET COMPANY HALFTIME PERFORMANCE – The JC will perform during the halftime of the Varsity Basketball Game.

SAT, FEB 20th – 2016 OMEA DISTRICT 2 HIGH SCHOOL HONORS FESTIVAL – PORT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL – 7:00pm – Two of our High School students auditioned, and were selected to participate in the 2016 OMEA District 2 High School Honors Festival on Saturday, February 20th at 7:00pm. Allan Acree & Emily Hohman will sing with the OMEA D2 Honors Choir at Port Clinton High School with around 100 other choir members. Congratulations on your acceptance, Allan and Emily! This performance is open to the public, and is an AMAZING concert. We hope to see you there to support Allan & Emily!

SUN, FEB 21st – SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT – MOHAWK HIGH SCHOOL – 7:00pm – The Jacket Company has four performances in February that you do not want to miss! First is a Small Ensembles Concert at Mohawk HS on Sunday, February 21st at 7:00pm. This concert will feature the Jacket Company, Mohawk’s Show Choir, the Traveling Ensemble from Hopewell-Loudon, and Upper Class from Upper Sandusky HS. A relaxed concert featuring small touring ensembles from around the area… what better way to enjoy a Sunday evening!

FRI, FEB 26th – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF HIGH SCHOOL A CAPPELLA – CENTERVILLE HS – 7:00pm – On Friday, February 26th, the Jacket Company will be traveling to Centerville HS (Dayton area) to compete in the ICHSA (International Competition of High School A Cappella) at 7:00pm. This is the first time the Jacket Company has had the opportunity to compete in the ICHSA, and we are very excited to have been selected! If we continue to win in our brackets, the finals will be held in New York City. Follow the JC on social media to keep up-to-date with our finals run. CLICK HERE to order tickets!

SAT, FEB 27th – TRINITY UCC “DINNER & A SHOW” – TRINITY UCC, MCCUTCHENVILLE – 6:30pm – The Jacket Company has been invited to perform for “Dinner & a Show” at Trinity UCC in McCutchenville. The dinner will be catered by Dell’s out of Fostoria. Call 419-981-5808 to order tickets!

SAT, FEB 27th – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR BAND FESTIVAL – Brooklyn D. will be participating in the 2016 Ohio State University Middle School Honor Band Festival on Saturday, February 27th.  CLICK HERE for information about this year’s festival!

SUN, FEB 28th – A CAPPELLA SHOWCASE – PORT CLINTON PAC – 7:00pm – And finally, on Sunday, February 28th at 7:00pm, the Jacket Company will perform at Port Clinton HS for the 3rd Annual A Cappella Showcase. This concert will feature the Jacket Company (New Riegel HS), Kaleidoscope (Clyde HS) and Touch of Class (Port Clinton HS). We hope to see you at one of these performances!

ICHSA 2016

The Jacket Company will be performing in the 2016 ICHSA in Centerville on Friday, February 26th at 7:00pm. Click on the poster below to pre-order your tickets!

ICHSA Poster