Enrollment in the Ramsey Choir program has now reached 450. Nearly 50% of all students at Ramsey participate in choir. The choirs are under the direction of Keith Reeves and Benjamin Hill. Choir is open to all students in 7th grade, and by audition to 8th and 9th graders. Ramsey Choirs have consistently received Superior ratings at choral performance assessments.
Choir students have several performance opportunities throughout the year. These opportunities include singing the National Anthem at a home football or basketball game, Christmas Concerts, Region Choral Performance Assessments, Spring Concerts, and recruiting assemblies for incoming 7th graders.
Ramsey students perform well both as a group and individually. Each year 70-100 Ramsey choir students are selected to participate in the Region 4 All-Region Choir. Over 700 students typically audition for a few positions, so it is quite an accomplishment to earn a place in this group.
Each October, all Fort Smith Public School secondary school choirs participate in the Fort Smith City Choral Festival. This event is held at UAFS. Students rehearse with a guest clinician and then perform in an evening concert.
All Choir concerts are free and open to the public. Friends, family. and members of the community are also invited to the choir's Region Choral Performance Assessment in March.
Ramsey Choir students are also involved in every other activity on our campus. Many choir students are involved in athletics, drill team, cheer, NJHS, band, orchestra, Gate, HOFNOD, and many other groups and activities.
For more information please contact Keith Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.