Bishop Hendricken to host Rhode Island’s first show choir competition

WARWICK, RI (March 8, 2022) – The Arts at Bishop Hendricken is proud to announce that the program will host Rhode Island’s first-ever show choir competition, the Lil’ Rhody Rumble, on Saturday, March 26, 2022 in McNally Gymnasium. The event will be hosted by “Paramount,” Bishop Hendricken and Rhode Island’s first-ever competitive show choir. Performances will begin at 1pm.

The festival will feature 10 choirs from around New England, including 8 groups from Massachusetts and 2 from Connecticut. Each group’s performance will be scheduled in 30 minute increments and the full schedule can be found below. Tickets are $20 for a full-day pass and can be purchased online, here, or in-person at the door. The festival will have meals, snacks, and merchandise for sale throughout the day.

“We are thrilled to welcome so many talented young men and women from all over New England to take the stage at Bishop Hendricken,” said Richard Sylvia, Dean of Campus Life and Director of Arts. “Hosting Rhode Island’s first-ever show choir competition not only gives us the chance to share this incredibly exciting performance experience with the state, but also allows us to welcome neighbors into our home to celebrate their talents together as a community.”

Show choir is an high-energy performance genre that combines dancing and singing into a 15-minute show featuring music from a variety of genres. “Paramount” is Bishop Hendricken’s competitive show choir and the first of its kind in Rhode Island. Founded in 2014, the group travels to compete at festivals around New England and the east coast each winter. To date, the group has earned several grand championships, best choreography, best vocals, best band, best crew, best show design, best soloists medals, and more. The group competes in the New England circuit’s small mixed (co-educational) division. The Lil’ Rhody Rumble will be Bishop Hendricken’s first at-home performance.

2022 LIL’ RHODY RUMBLE SCHEDULE (updated March 24, 2022)
1:00pm: “Voltage,” Somerset Berkley Regional High School (MA)
1:30pm: “Maestros,” Tantasqua Regional Junior High School (MA)
2:00pm: “Amplify,” Somerset Berkley Regional High School (MA)
2:30pm-3:00pm: BREAK
3:00pm: “Sound Impressions,” Lowell High School (MA)
3:30pm: “Ignition,” Leominster High School
4:00pm: “Electrify,” Somerset Berkley Regional High School (MA)
4:30pm: “Encore!,” Tantasqua Regional High School (MA)
5:00pm-6:00pm: DINNER BREAK
6:00pm: “Vibe,” Daniel Hand High School (CT)
6:30pm: “Music Unlimited,” Waltham High School (MA)
7:00pm: “Paramount,” Bishop Hendricken High School (RI – HOST)
7:30pm: AWARDS



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