Roland-Story PTO to present all-vocal rock band FACE

Todd ThorsonStaff Writertthorson@storycityherald.com
Roland-Story PTO to present all-vocal rock band FACE

As a fund raiser for new middle school choir robes, Roland-Story is proud to present a special concert featuring FACE, an all-vocal, no instrument, rock band on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 18 in the high school office. Seats are limited and the cost is $15. The event is being sponsored and funded by the Roland-Story PTO.

Based out of Boulder, Colorado, FACE is an internationally reknowned vocal rock band that has been entertaining audiences for the past 15 years. Full of energy and the pure love of performing, the band is made up of five members that blend modern and popular songs with impressive harmonies, rhythms and vocal renderings. Four of the members share their vocal talents while the fifith member provides the “vocal drums”. It is a special effects-free experience “that has to be seen to be believed”, according to the band’s website.

FACE performs over 100 shows a year and have traveled all around the world. They also have competed on the NBC television series “The Sing Off”. From Las Vegas to Edinburgh, Scotland, the group has opened for such stars as Jon Bon Jovi, Manhattan Transfer, Culture Club and Boy George, and Rick Springfield. Catch some of their live performances, as well as other band information, on their website at www.facevocalband.com.

Members of the band are Ryan Driver, tenor; Stephen Ross, countertenor; Forest Kelly, bass; Cody Qualls, tenor; and Mark Megibow, vocal percussion. And not only will they perform the night of May 11 in the high school auditorium, but they will also spend that day working, instructing and inspiring the middle school and high school choir students at Roland-Story.

The group is indeed dedicated and passionate about furthering music education in the schools, and regularly provides concerts in many school systems and education centers across the country. Their performance and talents are both an entertaining experience and an educational program, all rolled into one.