Success is a Choice!
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to give their all. Ramsey Orchestra emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words, and music speaks where words cannot.
If you are an incoming 6th grade Ram, we ask that you complete the short survey below and begin your journey!
ABOUT MR. TURNER
Darrick Turner has served as the orchestra director at Ramsey Middle School for one year, but has completed six years of teaching. He graduated from Montgomery County High School (2009) and received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Morehead State University (2013) and Master's Degree in Education Leadership with a focus in technology from the University of Louisville (2020). He is also an alumni of Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Mu Alpha Fraternities. He was also the recipient of the Pi Kappa Phi “Thirty Under 30” national award in 2017. He dedicates his time to his students to become the best musicians and people they can be. Mr. Turner has also served as the orchestra director at Fairdale High School and assistant director at Atherton High School for five years. In those five years, number of enrollment grew, lastly memories were made, and I found my love for teaching. Mr. Turner has worked with all these programs in receiving numerous distinguished ratings at the KMEA District 12 assessment, assisting students pursue their passions, and volunteer for events and trips. Mr. Turner currently lives in Louisville, KY. with his wife Leah and two dogs, Chester and Tripp. He enjoys Crossfit, running, video games, movies, and napping whenever possible.
BECOMING AN ORCHESTRA RAM
Your Ramsey Orchestra Info Center
FLAT $40 CLASSROOM FEE, WHETHER YOU'RE USING A SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENT OR YOU OWN YOUR OWN.
Fee waiver families are exempt.
WE HAVE LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS TO RENT. LOUISVILLE HAS GREAT MUSIC SHOPS WITH "RENT TO OWN" PROGRAMS!
DO NOT TRUST AMAZON, EBAY, FACEBOOK MARKET PLACE OR COLORED INSTRUMENTS.
Music & Arts
Mel Owen Music
Steinberg String Instruments, LLC
Lane and Edwards Violins
Doo Wop Shop
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR YOUR SUCCESS!
-Essential Elements Method Book
-Shoulder Rest (Violin/Viola Only)
-End Pin Holder (Cello/Bass Only)
-Foldable stand (optional for practice)
-A Great Attitude!