RSMS Choral Music
We're halfway through our school year and the train is picking up steam!
On Tuesday, March 5, our student-musicians will present our Midwinter Concert. The bands will again delight with their selections, and the jazz bands will make their debut at this performance. The seventh grade choirs will deliver a robust and diverse set of music of their own, sure to please. The concert begins at 7pm and we hope all of our community will come to enjoy the fruits of the students' labor.
Students: please meet in the music rooms at 6:30p to get prepared.
But we’re not done yet!
On Monday, March 11, our eighth grade choir will present their annual musical — this year will be Annie Jr. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us for these one-of-a-kind experiences!
There will be a $3 admission fee to all 7th/8th band and vocal concerts this year for adults.
100% of your admission price for these concerts goes directly to support our music department. Roland-Story uses the revenues from concert admissions to purchase instruments and sheet music; to pay fees for solo contest, honor choirs and honor bands; to tune the pianos; and to hire clinicians and collaborative artists. Thank you for supporting our students in the musical arts!
2018–19 Performance Schedule
- Fall Concert 7/8 Band & Choir — October 9, 7:00p
- Christmas Concert 7/8 Band & Choir — December 4, 7:00p
- Midwinter Concert 7/8 Band, 7th Choir, 8th Chamber Choir — March 5, 7:00p
- 8th Musical — March 11, 7:00p
- Spring Choral Concert 7/12 Choirs — May 14, 7:00p
For my students
“In the end, the arts make three things possible. First, they develop the mind by giving it opportunities to learn to think in special ways. Second, they make communication possible on matters that will not take the impress of logically constructed language. Poetry, after all, was invented to say what prose can never say. Third, the arts are places and spaces where one can enrich one's life. Such outcomes are not educationally trivial. When taken seriously, the arts have much to teach educators: they could provide the models needed to create schools that genuinely educate.”
— Elliot Eisner, Professor of Art & Education, Stanford University