Radford City Schools

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Mission Statement


Choral Music at Radford High School has a long
tradition of excellence. Through participation in
the choral music program, students learn not only
the techniques of good singing and music literacy,
but team work and self pride as well.


History of Radford High School Choirs


The Radford High School Choral program was established in 1949
by Mrs. Marie Dobbins (Reynolds) and has had only three choral
directors since its inception. Mrs Dobbins currently lives on her
family homestead in New Castle Virginia. Mrs. Lois Carr (choral
director 1965-1986) passed away in 2005. Mrs. Lois Castonguay
directed the Radford High School Choirs since 1987 and has recently
retired. She and her husband currently reside in Vermont on their 
new farm. Mr. Darren Goad will be taking over the choral program
and is very excited to work in Radford City.
About Mr. Goad
Before coming to Radford, Mr. Goad taught middle and high school choir along with general music for six years in Marion, Virginia. During his time in Marion, Mr. Goad's choirs consistently scored Excellent and Superior Ratings at State Concert Assessments. Many of his students were also accepted into Honors Choirs such as All-District and All-Virginia Choirs, and several have went on to continue in music in their college careers.