North Royalton High School

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North Royalton High School
14713 Ridge Road
North Royalton, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44133
United States
Type Public High School
Motto "We Inspire and Empower Learners"
Established 1907
Principal Mr. Mic Becerra
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,626
Color(s) Purple and Gold
Athletics conference Northeast Ohio Conference
Mascot Bear
Team name Bears
Rival Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

North Royalton High School is a public high school located in North Royalton, Ohio, a suburban community in the Greater Cleveland area with a population of 30,444. Over 1,000 students attend North Royalton High School. It is a member of the Northeast Ohio Conference,[1] The school's colors are purple and gold and its mascot is the bear. The school's fight song is the same as the Ohio State University's fight song "Fight the Team Across the Field".

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

The 1979 North Royalton Bears state champion soccer team is the 1st boys’ soccer team in the history of Ohio to finish the season undefeated at 21-0-0. [1]

North Royalton High School Marching Band[edit]

  • In January 2008, the North Royalton HS Marching Band traveled to New Orleans to play during the BCS National Championship Game festivities at the Louisiana Superdome. The trip had been planned long before it was determined that The Ohio State University would be fighting (albeit unsuccessfully) for the national championship.
  • In April 2010 and 2011, the NRHS marching band traveled to Orlando, Florida for a week and performed in the Disney Spectacular parade.
  • Under the direction of band director Marty Lydecker, the North Royalton High School Band has appeared in the OMEA state marching band finals, earning Superior Ratings, since 1989. Assisted by Christopher Burdick, and NRHS alumni David Vitale, the band has made many appearances, including The 2003 Rose Bowl Parade, the 2006 Indianapolis 500 Parade and Festival as well as the 2008 BCS Championship Football Game.
  • The North Royalton High School Marching Band is now under direction of NRHS alumnus David Vitale and is assisted by Christopher Burdick and NRHS alumnus Micheal Nary. This took place after former band director, Marty Lydecker, retired after the 2009-2010 school year.
  • The North Royalton High School Marching Band was selected to be in the Cleveland Indians World Series Parade, welcoming the team back to Cleveland after they participated in the 1997 World Series. The Band marched the parade route through Downtown Cleveland and was one of the few elite bands chosen for this parade.
  • In September 2004, the NRHS Marching Band performed at halftime performance at a Cleveland Browns Football Game.
  • In October 2002, North Royalton Participated in the Bands Of America Youngstown Regional, and finished in the top 12 bracket of bands, earning them a spot in the Finals Performances that evening.
  • The band currently has over 270 members.
  • During the 1999-2000 school year, 302 students were enrolled in the band program (does not include auxiliary). This is the largest enrollment to date. The band was called "The Marching 300" by Cleveland's Plain Dealer.
  • Cleveland Magazine named the North Royalton High School Marching Band "the best marching band in the Cleveland area" in 1998.
  • The North Royalton HS Marching Band has Qualified for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals every year since 1986. At the OMEA State Finals the NRHS Marching Band earned "Superior" Ratings in Class A from 1990–1994, and in Class AA From 1995-2011. North Royalton is proud to be one of the longest running bands to consistently qualify for the OMEA State Finals.
  • In 2011, the band has earned a superior rating at the Revere band contest and the Nordonia band contest, and they have earned a superior rating at State finals in Dublin, Ohio. Their show was titled "Shades of Blue."
  • In 2012, the band received a superior rating at every single OMEA competition they competed in that season, including state finals at Hilliard Bradley High School. Their show was entitled "Spygame."
  • In 2013, the band earned a superior rating at all their OMEA adjudications including Revere, Nordonia, and Perkins. They also earned a superior rating at the 2013 OMEA State Marching Band Finals. Their show was a Civil War themed show entitled "The Blue and the Gray."

North Royalton Vocal Music Department[edit]

North Royalton High School Vocal Department has had at least one choir since its founding. The oldest performing group is the Concert Choir made up of SATB singers from different grade-levels. In the 1980s North Royalton expanded to include "Royal Harmony", a competing SATB show choir. The founding of this group was due in large part to Kim Brickman's enthusiasm. In addition to choirs, the Vocal Department at North Royalton helps to produce an annual Musical each spring.

There are currently five choirs: Freshman Choir, Concert Choir, Royaltones, Royal Harmony, and the Royal Adelines.
Royal Harmony competed on February 18, 2012, at the Medina Midwest Competition. This was the first time the group had competed in over 30 years. They were awarded with second runner-up in Class B, marking a new era of Royal Harmony's pursuit of excellence in the art of dancing and singing.

The Dan Calabrese Center for the Performing Arts (PAC)[edit]

North Royalton High School's Performing Arts Center (PAC) (The Dan Calabrese Center for the Performing Arts) was built in the mid-1980s and has hosted a number of shows and events since. Up to this date, it has played host to the musicals Guys and Dolls, Annie, The Pajama Game, The Music Man, Grease, How to Succeed in Business..., Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, and West Side Story. The current musical director is Megan Dolar, assisted by Tim Anderson. No musical was performed in the spring of 2009 due to repeated failed levies. However, in 2010 the plays were resumed once more with the play Harvey

The PAC has also been the home of many events such as the Royalton Rock-Off, which was a benefit concert showcasing a number of student-formed rock bands such as Burning Down Broadway and Arisen.

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[3] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Member Schools". NOC. 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2009. 
  2. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "OJCL Constitution". - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. ... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 

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