Young men involved in choir at Arkansas City Middle School and High School are participating in ‘Noteworthy Men’ on Monday.
Collegiate Upper School Choral Director Matt Webber, well-known men’s vocal clinician, and his nationally-ranked barbershop quartet, Ad Astra, will lead the students in a day of learning and rehearsal Monday, followed by a performance at 4 p.m. in the Ark City High School auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
“The ultimate goal is to provide a space for young men in grades 6 through 12 to feel comfortable singing,” ACMS vocal music teacher Kaitlyn Moore said. “There can be a social stigma that singing is more of a feminine activity, so Karissa and I wanted to find a way to let our boys know that singing is fun, cool and that they aren’t alone in enjoying it.”
ACHS choir director Karissa Hoag said the clinic is a great opportunity for the boys and the concert is sure to be entertaining.
“This is a very unique opportunity for our guys to showcase how hard they work so we hope we have a good show of support on Monday. ” Hoag said. “Join us, it’s going to be a lot of fun!”
This event is sponsored by USD 470 and the V.J. Wilkins Foundation — which generously funds arts-related projects for Ark City students and the community as a whole.