A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the 2016 Spaghetti Dinner this past Sunday! We had a respectable turn out and we are very grateful for the support from the community!

Next on the agenda?! The FALL IN SCHOOL CONCERT this Thursday at 2:15pm. While this concert is primarily for the K-12 student body, the public is welcome to come as well!



spaghetti-dinner-2016Come support the NRHS Music Department (and eat some spaghetti) on Sun, Oct 9th from 11:00am-2:00pm. Donations will help defray the cost of our performance based trip to Chicago in March! The HS Band, HS Choir & Jacket Company will cook, serve & perform during the dinner!

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.