Alternative TROY School's Music Program Rocks On

May 16, 2018

Executive director, Nicole Trier says the difference the music program makes with the students can happen overnight.
Credit Courtesy/TROY School

For the last twenty-one years, Columbia City's TROY School, an accredited, independent, nonprofit school for grades six through twelve has been offering teens a chance to succeed, and develop hope for the future.

TROY is an acronym for Teaching and Reaching Our Youth, and serves students that may have no other chance to succeed from Whitley county, as well as the surrounding Allen, Huntington, Noble, and Kosciusco counties.

Michael Stone feels that the solid success such a music program has is priceless.
Credit Courtesy/TROY School

And thanks to a scholarship from the Aaron M. Stone Memorial Fund, Aaron, an eighteen year old musician who died of cancer a little over a year ago, will live on in spirit through the school's "Rock On!" music program.

Aaron's father, Michael Stone, representing the Memorial Fund, stresses that he and his wife, knowing what a difference music made in Aaron's life, wanted to keep his memory and  spirit alive with an interactive relationships that would benefit organizations that worked with kids not as fortunate as Aaron was.

Here's a quick tour of the user-friendly Music Room at TROY School:

WBOI's Julia Meek invited Mike, and Troy's executive director, Nicole Trier, into the studio to discuss the mission of both the school and the Memorial Fund, and depth of the partnership, and the impact such a generous collaboation holds for all.

  Event Information:

Stoney Fest 2018 Benefit
@ Sweetwater, Fort Wayne
Sunday, July 22nd

Find more information at the Aaron M. Stone Memorial Fund website.

TROY School Benefit
@C2G Music Hall, Fort Wayne
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Find more information at the TROY School website.