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RAMSEY ORCHESTRA

WELCOME TO THE QUEST ACADEMY!

#ServeToBeGreat

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.

Sincerely,

Darrick Turner, Orchestra Director

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NEWS & UPDATES

UofL Honors Orchestra (Nomination Only)

September 23rd 8AM-5PM at UofL Comstock Auditorium 

Fall Concert

October 18th in Ramsey's Gym 

Start time 6:30PM

Call time for student 6:00PM - Please have students dressed in all black attire and drop off your student at the gym entrance.

Winter Concert

December 19th in Ramsey's Gym

Start time 6:30PM

Call time for student 6:00PM - Please have students dressed in all black attire and drop off your student at the gym entrance. 8th grade may have a red accent or Santa hat for the performance!

KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment

February 17th at Atherton High School

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Specific performance times will come closer to the date.

KMEA Preview Concert

February 28th in Ramsey's Gym

Start time 6:30PM

Call time for student 6:00PM - Please have students dressed in all black attire and drop off your student at the gym entrance. 

KMEA District Assessment

March 6th-8th at Ballard HS - Lunch at Dave and Busters

Permission Slips and Itinerary coming closer to the date! Let's bring home those Distinguished ratings!

Final Spring Concert

May 14th in Ramsey's Gym

Start time 6:30PM

Call time for student 6:00PM - Please have students dressed in all black attire and drop off your student at the gym entrance. 

*The photo is our 8th grade orchestra coming home from KMEA district assessment with distinguished ratings! We couldn't be more proud of ALL our ensembles performing!

NEED SOME GIFT IDEAS?

Here's some orchestra essentials for practicing at home for the holiday's! Contact Mr. Turner if you have any questions regarding any of the products.

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!

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

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.

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DIRECTOR'S AWARD

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 Alexandra Richardson, a Violist, Section Leader, and all-around awesome and very deserving recipient. We're thankful for her leadership and consistent hard work every day!

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

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!

SOLO OPPORTUNITIES

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!

KMEA DISTRICT ASSESSMENT RESULTS

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Distinguished
2020, 2022, 2023

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!

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RO 6TH GRADE DISTINGUISHED

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RO 7TH GRADE DISTINGUISHED

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RO 8TH GRADE DISTINGUISHED

Check us out on YouTube for all of our 2019-2020 performances! We're very proud of orchestra student's growth and hardwork every day!

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ADMINISTRATION

The "backbone" of Ramsey! We are thankful for Mrs. Laduke and all of our administration's hard work to make great things happen for our students! We could not function properly without their support.

6th Grade

Mrs. Weaver, AP

Mrs. Groves, Counselor

7th Grade

Ms. Biggs, AP

Mr. Neel, Counselor

8th Grade

Mrs. Dages, AP

Mrs. Cook, Counselor

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