Lil’ Rhody Rumble set for March 25

WARWICK, RI (March 1, 2023) – The Arts at Bishop Hendricken is proud to announce that the program will host its second annual show choir competition, the Lil’ Rhody Rumble, on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in McNally Gymnasium. The event will be hosted by “Paramount,” Bishop Hendricken and Rhode Island’s first-ever competitive show choir. Performances begin at 9am.

The festival will feature 17 choirs from around the northeast, including 15 groups from Massachusetts and 2 from New York. Each group’s performance will be scheduled in 30-minute increments and the full schedule can be found below. Tickets are $20 per session or $30 for an all-day pass. Tickets can be purchased online, here, or in-person at the door. The festival will have meals, snacks, and merchandise for sale throughout the day.

“‘Paramount’ is the only competitive show choir in Rhode Island, so hosting an event of this scale is such a unique opportunity for our community,” said Julia Paolino, Director of Arts. “Students will have the chance to connect with peers from across the Northeast and witness an incredible breadth of talent. We can’t wait to show these groups all that Rhode Island and Bishop Hendricken have to offer. It’s sure to be a jam-packed day of entertainment, not to mention, simply witnessing the spectacular transformation of McNally Gym is worth the price of admission!”

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.


9:00am: “Image,” Easton Middle School (MA)
9:30am: “Prestige,” Dudley Middle School (MA)
10:00am: “Maestros,” Tantasqua Regional Junior High School (MA)
10:30am: “ROAR,” Music Academy of Western New York (NY)
11:00am: “Soundsations,” Lowell High School (MA)
11:30am: “Amplify,” Somerset Berkley Regional High School (MA)
12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH BREAK
1:00pm: “Illusion,” Shepherd Hill Regional High School (MA)
1:30pm: “Music Express,” Waltham High School (MA)
2:00pm: “Radiance,” Tantasqua Regional High School (MA)
2:45pm: Middle School Division & Treble/Bass Division Awards

3:00pm-3:30pm: BREAK

3:30pm: “Dynamix,” Dartmouth High School (MA)
4:00pm: “Ignition,” Leominster High School (MA)
4:30pm: “Electrify,” Somerset Berkley Regional High School (MA)
5:00pm: “West Street Singers,” Natick High School (MA)
5:30pm: “SHOUT,” Music Academy of Western New York (NY)
6:00pm-7:00pm: DINNER BREAK
7:00pm: “Fantasy,” Shepherd Hill Regional High School (MA)
7:40pm: “Encore!,” Tantasqua Regional High School (MA)
8:20pm: “Music Unlimited,” Waltham High School (MA)
9:00pm: “Paramount,” Bishop Hendricken High School (RI – HOST)
9:30pm: Small Mixed Division & Large Mixed Division Awards



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