The ROCKITS Tenterden's original Rock & Pop Choir. Founded in 2008, and originally known as The Tuesdays, the group has raised thousands of pounds for local charities. Combining the feel good factor of singing, making new friends and doing things never dreamed possible, The ROCKITS sing unique arrangements - everything from Birdy to Beethoven, Coldplay to Cole Porter and The Greatest Showman to The King - and Queen!
TheROCKITS have been singing together for over ten years. Originating in Tenterden, we also have a Hawkhurst group and a new group for 2020 in Aldington. The ROCKITS are known for their enthusiastic, fun approach to singing and socialising. New Recruits are warmly welcomed and will quickly feel at home, singing along in the comfort of a large group. Come and meet us and give it a go - you will soon be hitting the right notes (and if not, who cares?).
What makes us rather different from other groups is that we are a non-profit choir. Every penny raised from events, big or small, goes to local and national charities.
We divide the year into three terms and produce a lovely new set of songs for the Rockits for each of these terms. All Rockits have access to music and lyric downloads, which is an easy way to learn at home should they wish to.
EVERYONE can sing - we were born with all the tools we need to do this. We don't expect you to be perfect and rest assured that you will never be asked to sing alone or put on the spot!
TheROCKITS sessions are uplifting and great fun. You willquickly find yourself feeling relaxed, inspired and singing harmonies without realising it! We guarantee you’ll go home with a big smile on your face and a song still buzzing around in your head.
Are you worried that your voice isn't 'up to it’ ? Never Fear! We have an open door policy with no auditions and we won't ask you to sing alone... unless you want to of course!
Is Rockits for you? You wont know until you give it a try!
Your first session, at any of our venues, is free. Just turn up on a rehearsal night and you will be made to feel very welcome,
Once you have enjoyed your free trial session, you will then pay just £8 per week. There is no charge for missed sessions so don't worry if you have to skip the occasional evening. If you prefer to pay for a whole term in advance, there is a small discount offered.
We’re always open to new Rockits! The first session free and all abilities are welcome! We’re a friendly, sociable group, so go on, give us a try!
The Rockits are a not-for-profit group. Those who work for the group are paid a nominal amount for their services. All profits the group makes are used to benefit the group as a whole (social events etc.) or donated to local charities.
The choirs support The Pilgrim's Hospices, donating to purchase refrigerated vans for their catering departments.
We also have a Pink and Blue Season, raising awareness of prostate and breast cancer.
One of two vans purchased by the choir for the Pilgrims Hospice
The Ruby Sisters are a close harmony quintet, specialising in swing, jazz and pop songs with a vintage vibe. Members of The ROCKITS CHOIR, they are all experienced singers and performers.