RSVP is the combined musical force of the Ritz Voices youth choir and the Ritz Sound instrumental ensemble. It brings together youth ages 12-18 to discover the power of singing learning and playing music together. RSVP provides a multifaceted music education and performance program for youth, fostering talent and a sense of community. Through concerts and frequent community performances, the Ritz Sound and Vocal Performers serve as ambassadors for the Ritz Theatre and Museum and the City of Jacksonville, using voice and music as a tool for youth development, social healing and community building. The youth perform concerts at the Ritz Theatre, around metropolitan Jacksonville, throughout the state of Florida and occasionally travel outside the state.
Your contributions to R.S.V.P. provide invaluable support for our young members. The continued success of this music education and enrichment program depends on the generosity of businesses, community leaders, sponsors and individuals who believe in our mutual goals of positively impacting the lives of children through music.
$20 pays for one child's casual performance attire
$150 pays one child's membership enrichment fee for one performance season
$175 provides transportation for R.S.V.P. by bus to a local performance engagement
$250 pays for one child's full performance wardrobe
$500 pays for one child to attend the annual Heritage WorldStrides performance competition in Atlanta, GA
$1,000 supports the salaries of the R.S.V.P staff for one month
The Ritz Voices Youth Chorus is in final preparations to travel to Newark, NJ to compete in the international McDonald's Gospelfest competition. Local area McDonald's restaurants sponsor the Ritz Voices and will host a sendoff celebration for the chorus. We wish the Ritz Voices well and know they'll render a sensational performance as they represent Jacksonville with their soulful voices!