RSMS Choral Music

Welcome back!

After over a year of strangeness, I know I'm looking forward to a sense of joyous normalcy. As we get started on this year's musical journey, let's take a quick moment to reflect on some lessons from the pandemic:

  • We realized that being with people is a delight, and is a privilege that can be removed quickly.

  • We realized that although much could be said about what we've lost and endured, ultimately lingering on what was or what might have been is not altogether helpful.

  • Art is resilient.

  • Making expressive music together is one of the greatest treasures we have.

I am looking forward to our time together, and I can't wait to hear what happens!

2021–22 Performance Schedule

  • Fall Concert 7/8 Band & Choir — Tuesday, October 12, 7:00p

  • Christmas Concert 7/8 Band & Choir — Tuesday, December 7, 7:00p

  • Midwinter Concert 7/8 Band, 7th Choir, 8th Chamber Choir — Tuesday, March 1, 7:00p

  • Eighth Grade Musical — Tuesday, March 8, 7:00p

  • Spring Choral Concert 7/12 Choirs — Tuesday, May 17, 7:00p @ RSHS Gymnasium

Our concerts have an admission fee of $3 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!

“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