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Popular High School Music Teacher Calls It A Career

Posted by wlpo on May 25, 2013

The annual pop concert at Ottawa High School traditionally draws a crowd but nothing like the size of what turned out Friday night.  It was the last pop concert for choir teacher Roger Amm.  After 32 years, Amm is retiring.

Amm lead the school to 18 Illinois State High School Association music championships.  He says he became involved with singing when he was young but it wasn’t always his chosen career.

Amm has inspired many Ottawa students, including Kane Farabaugh who has produced a 30 minute documentary about Amm.  The documentary debuted before the sold-out pop concert.   People waited in line overnight for tickets.

Amm says it’s been a great career but he wants to step back for a little while before another singing project.

An interview with Amm is available at the AM 1220 WLPO dot com news page.

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