Drama

Our theater program concluded its second year in 2017-28 with an all-student production of Beauty and the Beast, following up on its inaugural 2016-17 year with The Sound of Music. Other highlights from both years included a Christmas Nativity production at area churches.

Statistics show that students successfully finishing a theater or speech class are over 50% more likely to be successful in college and the work force. The drama program at Roanoke Catholic is a taste of everything the Theater Arts have to offer. From acting to directing, play writing to the world of technical theater, costume designers, scenic, lighting, sound, props and more is included.

For questions, contact April Corbett, Director of Theater Arts, acorbett@roanokecatholic.com.


Choir

In 2017-18, the RCS “Celtic Singers” joined the RCS Band in producing a Christmas-time Lessons & Carols service at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. In the spring, the choir and band traveled to Williamsburg to compete in a “Music in the Parks” competition. Both ensembles received “Excellent” ratings (grades of 80-89 on a 100-point scale), competing against high schools with up to 750 students (RCS’ 9th-12th grades comprise 1/5 that number). During the trip, the choir and band also performed for the Holy Cross Catholic School community and at Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.

The choir is open to 8th-12th graders and rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. In addition to a spring festival competition, the Celtic Singers also perform through the year around the Roanoke Valley.

For more information, contact choir director Michael Hemphill at mhemphill@roanokecatholic.com.