East Grand Rapids High School Vocal Music Education
Founded in 1841
Celebrating a tradition of excellence for 175 years.
James D. Borst, PhD - Director of Vocal Music Education
Todd Wilkie - Accompanist
Hollis Bokhout - Voice Teacher
Katie Green - Volunteer Librarian
Sandy Ward - Music Boosters Parent Liaison
HANDBOOK AND POLICY FORM
Please click on DOWNLOADS in he upper right hand corner of this webpage.
Policy forms are due to Dr. Borst by Friday, September 16.
NATIONAL CHOIR AWARD 2016
In recognition of singular merit, ability, and achievement,
of outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal music program,
and of unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation and high qualities of conduct,
by the general consent of all choir members,
the National Choir Award is hereby conferred upon:
Kira Christoffersen - 4 years of participation
Timothy Mohrmann - 4 years of participation
LONDON, ENGLAND ANYONE?
Dr. Borst received the invitation to take East choir students to sing at
Royal Festival Hall, London, England June, 2018!
This event is offered by the same travel company that took us to
Carnegie Hall in 2014.
The repertoire and conductor are yet to be chosen.
More information will be coming. Save the date and plan ahead. This lifetime opportunity is not to be missed!
2016-2017 CHOIR PERFORMANCE CALENDAR
26 Monday Choir Kick-Off Informance (Madrigals only) 7:30p.m. - PAC
24 Monday Autumn Concert: Songs from America 7:30p.m. - PAC
8 Tuesday MSVMA Chamber Choir Festival (Bella Voce) 7:00p.m. - West Ottawa High School
3 Saturday Regional Honors Choir/State Audition (students who qualify) All day - Venue TBD
12 Monday Winter Holiday Concert: Music Around the World 7:30p.m. - PAC
19,20,21 Michigan Music Conference Honors Choir Performance DeVos Hall
(for choir students who qualify)
4 Saturday MSVMA District 10 Solo and Ensemble (various students) All Day - Venue TBD
15 Wednesday MSVMA District 10 Choir Festival Competition All Day - Grand Rapids Christian High
6 Monday Scholarship Concert: Classical Festive Music 7:30p.m. - PAC
22 Wednesday 44th Melodies in March - (Madrigals) 7:00p.m. - Venue TBD
24/25 MSVMA State Solo and Ensemble (those who qualify) All day - Venue TBD
4 & 5 Thu/Fri MSVMA State Choral Festival Competition Various times - Hope College
16 Monday Pioneer Choirs go "POP" Concert 7:30p.m. - PAC
19 Thursday Choral Cabaret Dessert 6:30p.m. - Middle School Cafetorium
INTERESTED IN PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS?
Mrs. Hollis Bokhout is the EGRHS vocal coach and private voice teacher.
Private lessons are available to all vocal music students during lunch hours or after school.
Please contact Hollis at 616.460.0499 for scheduling.
EGR MUSIC BOOSTER MEETINGS
Meeting for all parents of music students.
Held in the high school Learning Commons meeting room.
Get involved and support music programs at East!
Exploring the Frontier of Song
"We sing world class music with academic excellence and athletic artistry."
Founded in 1841
One Hundred Seventy Five Years - A Tradition of Excellence