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My name is Ethan Peter - and I am the Choir Director here at Roland-Story School District. I am thrilled to be here with you and your students every year. Roland-Story has been a beacon of excellence in Iowa music educators circles for decades, and I am humbly honored to be chosen to continue the tradition.
As both a teacher and as a former choir member myself, I cannot begin to explain how much it means to a student that you are supporting them in choir. This can be seen in many ways, but most importantly by attending the concerts. I urge you to come and watch our concerts as often as possible. Invite friends, relatives, even people that have never been to a choir concert in their life! It gives our students a wonderful experience to be able to perform for a strong, supportive audience.
“I’ve got a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy.
That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.”
—Kermit the Frog
2023–24 Performance Schedule
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