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Ms. Rodriguez will be entering her 3rd year of teaching and 3rd year at Brabham this year as the Choir Director! Ms. Rodriguez will also be teaching voice lessons to the choir students at Willis High School. Ms. Rodriguez has been reading music for 16 years, beginning with piano lessons when she was in the 2nd grade. She began singing 13 years ago, and took private voice lessons for 9 years. 
 
Ms. Rodriguez is an avid performer, having performed in 11 operas and scenes programs with the Sam Houston State University Opera company. Highlights from her operatic roles include Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Eurydice in Orphée aux enfers. Also during her time at SHSU, she was a part of the top ensemble, the SHSU Chorale, as a Soprano Section Leader. 
 
She was a recipient of Marine Corps Scholarships for her entire college career, and she was a scholarship singer for the SHSU School of Music. She was awarded the Jimmy and Lindy Miller Scholarship in the Fall of 2013 for outstanding moral character and academic achievements. Ms. Rodriguez also received the Texas Music Educators Association student teaching scholarship in the Spring of 2014. 

Under the direction of Ms. Rodriguez, the 2015-2016 Symphonic Women's choir earned their first UIL sweepstakes trophy. This is the first sweepstakes trophy ever received by a BMS choir in the school's history. Ms. Rodriguez is eager to continue this tradition of excellence into the 2016-2017 school year.
 
Education
  • Clear Creek High School, 2010
  • Sam Houston State University, 2014
    • Bachelor of Music with a Choral Emphasis, Cum Laude
 
Schedule
1st Period--7/8 Grade Men's Choir (7:15-8:08 AM)
2nd Period--6th Grade Choir (8:12-9:05 AM)
3rd Period-- Concert Women's Choir (9:09-10:02 AM)
4th Period--Conference (10:06-10:59 AM)
5th Period--6th Grade Choir (11:03-12:41 PM)
A Lunch (11:07-11:37 AM)
6th Period--Symphonic Women's Choir (12:45-1:38 PM)
7th Period--6th Grade Choir (1:42-2:35 PM)
 

Recent Posts

Pop Show Auditions: Reminder

Please do not forget that pop show auditions are this Thursday, March 23rd, after school in the choir room!!! Your student only needs to bring a karaoke track with them, or know which track they've been using on youtube.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Pre-UIL/Spring Concert Reminder

Greetings BMS Choir Parents and Students,

Our next concert of the year is approaching! This is just a reminder that our Pre-UIL/Spring Concert is NEXT WEEK on February 23rd, 2017 at 7 pm at the Light Community Fellowship Church. The Pre-UIL/Spring Concert is a co-curricular event, and counts for two major grades! The dress rehearsal also counts for a major grade.

Students must be at the church before 7 pm for the dress rehearsal; please follow the outline below to figure out when your student should arrive at the church:

Symphonic Women: 5:30 PM
Concert Women: 6:00 PM
7th and 8th Grade Men: 6:00 PM

The address for the Light Community Fellowship Church is:
13145 Interstate 45 N,
Willis, TX 77318

As outlined in the choir handbook given to your student at the beginning of the year, your student needs to be dressed in their formal uniform for the concert. Just in case you have lost your handbook, I have listed below what your student should be wearing. If you have any questions concerning uniforms, please feel free to contact me.

Concert Women and Symphonic Women:
Black Choir Dress*, close-toed black flats or heels. Heels may not exceed 1 ½ in.

7th/8th Grade Boys: Black dress pants, formal white long-sleeve button up shirt, black vest*, black socks, and black dress shoes. NO ATHLETIC SHOES.

*-item will be provided by BMS Choir Department

The choir will need some help backstage. If you are willing to volunteer to monitor the students while others are performing I would deeply grateful to you! Please contact me if you are willing to help out!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Best,
Rachel Rodriguez
BMS Choir Director
rrodriguez@willisisd.org
(936) 890-3520

Updated Calendar

This webpage has been updated with the new choir calendar. In order to view the new calendar please click on the calendar link on the right hand side. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. 

7th and 8th Grade Women's Choir PJ and Movie Night

Dear Parents and Students,

We will be having a PJ and Movie night for our 7th and 8th grade women’s choir members on January 27th in the BMS Choir Room from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. On the calendar I handed out at the beginning of the month it stated that the event was on the 28th; this was a typo! This letter contains the correct date for the event.

We will be watching Finding Dory as our movie that night. Ladies may wear pajamas if they wish, and bring blankets and pillows to lounge on as we watch our movie. Students may also bring whatever snacks they wish that night to enjoy with the movie. I’ve also told the girls that they may bring nail polish if they want to paint one another’s nails, too.

 It is not mandatory that your child attends the event, but it is encouraged! This social event is an opportunity for your child to get to know other members of the BMS choirs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at rrodriguez@willisisd.org or to call at (936) 890-3520

I hope to see you all there!

Have a good week!

Rachel Rodriguez
BMS Choir Director
Website: http://goo.gl/EOyO5l
rrodriguez@willisisd.org
(936) 890-3520

Veteran's Day Concert Reminder

Veterans Day Concert Reminder

October 31st , 2016

Greetings BMS Choir Parents and Students,

Our first concert of the year is approaching! This is just a reminder that our Veterans Day Concert is on Nov. 10th, 2016 at 7 pm in the LLMS Auditorium. Your student needs to be at the auditorium at 5:30 pm for the dress rehearsal on the same day! Veterans Day Concert is a co-curricular event, and counts for two major grades! The dress rehearsal also counts for a major grade.

As outlined in the choir handbook given to your student at the beginning of the year, your student needs to be dressed in their formal uniform for the concert. Just in case you have lost your handbook, I have listed below what your student should be wearing. If you have any questions concerning uniforms, please feel free to contact me.

Concert Women and Symphonic Women:
Black Choir Dress*, close-toed black flats or heels. Heels may not exceed 1 ½ in.

7th/8th Grade Boys: Black dress pants, formal white long-sleeve button up shirt, black vest*, black socks, and black dress shoes. NO ATHLETIC SHOES.

*-item will be provided by BMS Choir Department

The choir will need some help backstage. If you are willing to volunteer to monitor the students while others are performing I would deeply grateful to you! Of course, you may watch your student’s performance when they go to perform. Please contact me if you are willing to help out!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Best,
Rachel Rodriguez
BMS Choir Director
rrodriguez@willisisd.org
(936) 890-3520

Men's Choir Night


Men’s Choir Night!

October 25th , 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

The WISD Choirs are putting together a fun social event for the men’s choir students, so please add this date to your calendar! We will be having a Men’s Choir Night on Nov. 4th at Willis High School from 7 to 8:30 pm.

We will be doing all sorts of fun activities. We play many games, watch a movie, eat pizza and socialize with other men in the WISD choirs.

 It is not mandatory that your child attends the event, but it is encouraged! This social event is an opportunity for your child to get to know other members of the WISD choirs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at rrodriguez@willisisd.org or to call at (936) 890-3520

I hope to see you all there!

Have a good week!

Rachel Rodriguez
BMS Choir Director
Website: http://goo.gl/EOyO5l
rrodriguez@willisisd.org
(936) 890-3520

Choir Shirts

Dear Parents,
 
Thank you so much for being patient regarding our choir shirts. As of now, the choir shirts will hopefully be arriving within the next week to week and a half. The choir program appreciates your support and patience in this matter!

Best, 
Ms. Rodriguez

Solo Contest

Solo contest tracks have been added to my webpage. Please check the sidebar. click on the link and it will take you to a google drive folder with the music tracks in it. If you have any problems with the link please feel free to email me.

6th Grade Fall Concert Reminder and Additional Information

Greetings BMS Choir Parents and Students,


Our first concert of the year is approaching! This is just a reminder that our 6th Grade Fall Concert is October 25th,  2016 at 7 pm in the LLMS Cafeteria. Your student needs to be at LLMS at 6 pm for the dress rehearsal on the same day! 6th Grade Fall Concert is a co-curricular event, and counts for two major grades! The dress rehearsal also counts for a major grade.

As outlined in the choir handbook given to your student at the beginning of the year, your student needs to be dressed in their formal uniform for the concert. Just in case you have lost your handbook, I have listed below what your student should be wearing. If you have any questions concerning uniforms, please feel free to contact me.

6th Grade Boys: Black dress pants, formal white long-sleeve button up shirt, black socks, and black dress shoes. NO ATHLETIC SHOES.
6th Grade Girls:  Black dress pants or black skirt, formal white long-sleeve button up shirt, and close-toed black flats or heels. The skirt MUST be below the knee, as per the district student handbook. If you have a question about skirt length, bring it to Ms. Rodriguez for approval. Heels may not exceed 1 ½ in.

The choir will need some help backstage. If you are willing to volunteer to monitor the students while others are performing I would deeply grateful to you! Of course, you may watch your student’s performance when they go to perform. Please contact me if you are willing to help out!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Best,
Rachel Rodriguez
BMS Choir Director
rrodriguez@willisisd.org
(936) 890-3520

Choir shirts

Hello students and parents,

Choir shirts should hopefully be shipped to us by the third week of the month. Thank you so much for your patience regarding this matter. 

Best,
Ms. Rodriguez

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Ms. Rachel Rodriguez
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Choir Director
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(936) 890-3520