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Welcome to the Roncalli Choral Department!

Choral Department

There are several choirs offered to students at Roncalli. Anyone who loves to sing, regardless of their vocal experience, is invited to join either the Beginning Women’s Chorus or the Beginning Mixed Chorus. Students who have more of a choral background, and who qualify by audition, can be a part of the two advanced choirs - Advanced Women’s Chorus or Rebel Rhapsody, the show choir. All four of these choirs perform in Roncalli’s three major concerts: the Sacred Sounds concert in the Fall, the Winter Christmas concert, and the Pops concert in the Spring.

In addition, the advanced choirs compete in the ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) competition in the winter. Roncalli choirs have a very successful history in these competitions. The Advanced Women’s Chorus performs at various choral festivals including the Catholic High School Choral Festival at Marian University. Rebel Rhapsody performs their show at multiple competitions in the winter as well.

We are looking forward to a very exciting and successful year for the Roncalli Rebel Choirs!

Meet the Choral Director

Joey Newton, Choral Director

Joey Newton, Roncalli Choral Directory

Joey Newton is in his fourth year as Choral Director. Joey has been involved in the South Deanery all his life. He attended St. Roch Catholic Grade School and is a 2003 graduate of Roncalli High School. Joey attended Marian University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in education.
Joey plays the piano, but really learned to read music as a trumpet player in band at St. Roch, at Roncalli (under the direction of Ms. Peach), and through his college years at Marian University.
Before becoming the Choral Director at Roncalli, Joey taught for four years at St. Roch, teaching 2nd grade for two years, and K-8 music for two years. He remains the pianist and choir director at St. Roch Parish. In May 2011, he married Roncalli classmate Stephanie (Horan) Newton. They recently welcomed daughter Eliza Rose.



Laura Horcher

Laura Horcher is in her second year of teaching  at Roncalli High School. A born and raised southsider Laura is a St. Barnabas school graduate.  She is an active parishioner at St. Barnabas and participates in their music ministry.

Laura teaches 5-8th grade band at Central Catholic, St. Barnabas, St. Jude, St. Mark, and St. Roch.   In addition to her South Deanery responsibilities, Laura teaches a Music Appreciation class and a Beginning Women’s Choir class at Roncalli.  She also serves as an assistant to the Band and Choral programs.

A Roncalli alumnus (2010),  Laura was a 4 year  band member(French Horn)  and sang in both the Beginning Mixed Chorus and Show Choir. After graduating from RHS,  Laura studied music education at the University of Dayton where she graduated cum laude in 2014.

Laura believes in spreading music through creativity and compassion and tries to do that daily in all she does.

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    Time: 3:15 pm
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  • Spell Bowl Team
    Time: 3:15 pm
  • Student Council Meeting
    Time: 3:10 pm
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  • Physics Club
    Time: 3:10 pm
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