Red Blazer Men's Chorus
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Rehearsals

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The RBMC rehearses regularly on Thursday nights between September and May from 7:30 to 10:00 at Christ United Methodist Church in Amherst.

Besides the annual Red Blazer Varieties musical revue, the Chorus entertains various community groups, fraternal organizations, and retirement communities. We are also members of a regional consortium of male choruses in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario - combining with them in performing a common repertoire. 

In addition to rehearsals and performances, fellowship and camaraderie are part of being a member of the RBMC. Spouses/guests are invited to participate in social gatherings at our annual Christmas and Spring dinners, and our Summer picnic. 

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in learning more about singing with the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus.

History

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  • 1948 - The Amherst Male Glee Club is founded by Walter E. Reitz as part of the Amherst Adult School
  • 1980 - The AMGC becomes incorporated as an independent not-for-profit organization
  • 2008 - Brett Ransom is named the new Artistic Director
  • 2013 - The AMGC changes its name to the Red Blazer Men's Chorus
  • 2017 - The RBMC celebrates its 70th season with an Alumni Concert

Our current membership is approximately 45 men from all over the Western New York area, and now includes some members from Ontario. 

Our male 4-part harmony has been heard throughout Western New York and the province of Ontario, extending to such varied places as Grand Rapids, Michigan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Marquette, Michigan.

Our repertoire is varied - from barbershop to old standards, Broadway to current music trends - our wide variety of music ensures something for everyone.

 

Artistic

Director

 
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Originally from Williamsville, NY, Brett Ransom holds his Master of Music degree from Ithaca College and his Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio University. Brett is the choir director at South Park High School. 

Brett has over 20 years of experience working with male choral ensembles including the Williamsville South Dynamics, the Singing Men of Ohio, the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus, The Niagara Men’s Chorus, the Williamsville North Men’s Chorus, and the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus. 

Mr. Ransom is a member of the Erie County Music Educators Association, the New York State School Music Association, and National Association for Music Education. 

Brett resides in Williamsville with his wife Melissa, daughter Elin, and son Drew.