The Kansas City Boys Choir
Youth ServicesBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member
Touted as one of the oldest African American youth choral groups in the region, The Kansas City Boys Choir (KCBC) was formed in 1995 by visionary and legendary music artist, Ah'Lee Robinson. His desire to teach musical education and artistic principles steeped in a tradition of excellence to area youth was the driving force to beginning the entity. The choir began infusing classical choral music with traditional spirituals, Broadway show tunes, contemporary gospel music, hymns, folk songs, and other traditional forms that delighted all music lovers.
After seeing the success of the Kansas City Boys Choir, Ah’Lee developed the Kansas City Girls' Choir (KCGC) in 2006 to further expose urban youth to the diaspora of opportunities throughout the country. Upon retiring in June of 2021, Mr. Robinson appointed a new Executive Director to continue his work. Mia Ramsey, a 40-year veteran musician, singer, and youth empowerment organizer became the first woman to hold a leadership role for the organization. She has continued to build on the legacy and foundation set by Mr. Robinson by introducing new programs and opportunities to the choirs such as the Music and Art Therapy program. Choristers are immersed and encouraged to participate in individual or group activities led by licensed clinicians and facilitators. Artistic consultants also lead projects that teach and allow each participant to creatively identify specific practices that help manage daily internal and external struggles.