Ark City middle and high school boys to perform

Ark City Middle School students rehearsing music for Monday.

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.

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