RSMS Choral Music
Are you ready?
The warm, sunny summer days have been replaced by the winds (and rains) of fall. And nothing says "fall in the Heartland" more than football, apples, and a middle school concert!
On Tuesday, October 9, our student-musicians will deliver our district's first concert of the year. The bands will feature some strong symphonic music, while the choirs will deliver an "American sampler" — songs from across this great land of ours. 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.
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