2017 Kiwanis Music Showcase
Performers place first and second in Kiwanis Music Showcase
Posted on 03/20/2017
Quartet performers and first place winners
It was a crazy rendition of a classic rock song but the performance worked to collect first place and a scholarship in the annual Kiwanis Music Showcase for a group of teens calling themselves Off Constantly.  The group performed an acapella version of the Queen song Crazy Little Thing Called Love to claim the title.  Group member Max Rampley also took second place performing a solo number. 

Students from Floyd County Schools placed first and second in the annual Kiwanis Club of Rome Music Showcase held Saturday at Shorter University.  The event awards college scholarships to artistically talented students each year.  This year, $1,500 in scholarships were awarded to the top three winners.

Off Constantly is made up of Max Rampley and Brice Green, both seniors at Pepperell High School; Christopher Morgan, a junior at Coosa High School; and Zac Mitchell, a sophomore at Coosa High.  The Quartet sang Crazy Little Thing Called Love composed by Queen and arranged by Tom Gentry.  The group took third place in the annual performing arts event last year. 

Second place went to soloist Max Rampley, a member of the Off Constantly quartet, who sang It’s Hard to Speak My Heart, composer Jason Robert Brown.  Christopher Morgan of the quartet also accompanied Rampley on the piano. 

Off Constantly members met during rehearsals for "Phantom of the Opera," the first county-wide spring musical produced by Floyd County Schools in 2016.  The guys wanted to continue to perform together so they formed Off Constantly.    

The acapella group will represent Kiwanis of Rome in a state-level Music Showcase in April with the opportunity to earn an additional educational scholarship.

 

 Photo: (L to R) Christopher Morgan, Max Rampley, Brice Green, and Zac Mitchell.