About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the RTMS Choir program is to serve as an important musical link between the elementary and high school years, instilling within students a life-long appreciation of music, a compassionate world-view, and build a collaborative community of servant-leaders.

Our Choirs...

1st Period - Thundercat Men (6th Grade Boys)

2nd Period - Cantus (7th/8th JV Boys)

4th Period - Bravo (7th/8th Varsity Boys)

5th Period - Chorale ( 7th/8th Varsity Girls)

6th Period - Cantorei (7th/8th JV Girls) & Thornton Singers

7th Period - Thornton Singers (6th Grade Girls)

Meet the Directors...

Mr. Jared Dees

This is Mr. Dees' 4th year as Choir Director at THE Ronald Thornton Middle School!

A San Antonio native, he was blessed to grow up with inspiring and dedicated music educators that cultivated a love of music in him. He graduated from the University of Houston in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Go Coogs! While at UH, Mr. Dees performed in many ensembles, including the prestigious, award-winning Moores School Concert Chorale, where he was Tenor Section Leader. With this group, Mr. Dees was blessed with the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally competing and winning competitions. Along with music education, performing is a passion of his. He has performed in over 10 productions with the Moores Opera Center, where he premiered a role in Nelson's The School for Scandal.

In his personal time, he enjoys to grill, Woodwork, and spend time with Mrs. Dees, who is also a choir director.

Mrs. Jennifer Fisher

Mrs. fisher comes to rtms with experience as a public school choir director, a private piano teacher, a professional accompanist (on piano), a special education aid and symphony orchestra education director. she enjoys children, sight reading and gardening. She says, "What an exciting journey we will take together this school year! If you hope you have found a place to sing, soar, share and shine, you are in the right place!"