Our middle school is located in Louisville, KY. We are a premier middle school working to empower students to be life long learners. Our orchestra students strive for excellence in and out of the classroom because of their passion and love of making music. Here at the RO, we try hard at everything we do and focus our time to be the best person we can be. Being the orchestra teacher is a pleasure every day. Music is something that helps them escape from what they go through in their lives and seeing them grow from that makes my job not seem like a job.We are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all.
Darrick Turner, Orchestra Director
NEWS & UPDATES
5TH GRADING PERIOD
March 3rd - April 16th
JCPS SPRING BREAK
March 29th - April 2nd
RETURN TO IN-PERSON (HYBRID)
*The photo above was taken at the Kentucky Center for the Arts with 65 orchestra students going to see the Louisville Orchestra perform Mahler's 5th Symphony!*
A Message to The Ramsey Orchestra from Bob Gillespie!
Bob (Robert) Gillespie is the coauthor of the Essential Elements Series and retired professor of string education and pedagogy at THE Ohio State University. You can read more about his bio on the OSU website! Thank you so much for taking the time to wish our orchestra students a good year, even during NTI!
$25 Gift Card Winner (February)
7th Grade - Viola
Free Pizza Delivery (February)
6th Grade - Viola
Free Pizza Delivery (February)
8th Grade - Violin
Ramsey Orchestra is all about taking opportunities. Being a part of anything is an opportunity! So, we work on many exciting projects, performances, collaboration, to ensure our students achieve whatever they want in life, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we are, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
The Director's Award is a three year process and is the highest achievement our orchestra students can receive in our program. This student is voted on by the Ramsey Staff and is presented a plaque and name engraved in the orchestra room. Congratulations to Isabelle Hoffman, a Cellist, Section Leader, and all-around awesome and very deserving recipient. We're thankful for her leadership and consistent hard work every day!
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Every month, we will feature our student of the month! This student expresses great dedication, leadership, and passion for music and receives a goodie bag and recognition completely by their peers! It shows the impact one person can make and we very proud of our many recipients! Be sure to check in at the beginning of every month to see our winners!
As a musician, we hold an important role in contributing to creating music. Everyone performs as a soloist in their own way, but collectively can create beautiful music. We have events such as JCPS All-County Orchestra, Louisville Youth Orchestra, University of Louisville Honors Orchestra, and many, many more that students can audition for and go as a solo artist!
2020 KMEA DISTRICT ASSESSMENT RESULTS
The Kentucky Music Educators Association District Assessment happens every March. This performance is judged by four professional music educators and every middle and high school ensemble receive a cumulative rating of Distinguished (1), Proficient (2), Apprentice (3), or Novice (4). For the first time in Ramsey History, each orchestra participated in KMEA and received an overall distinguished rating on top of it all!
RO 6TH GRADE DISTINGUISHED
RO 7TH GRADE DISTINGUISHED
RO 8TH GRADE DISTINGUISHED
The "backbone" of Ramsey! We are thankful for Dr. Greenwell and all of our administration's hard work to make great things happen for our students! We could not function properly without their support.