Choir Information


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CHOIR NEWS

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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



MUSIC BOOSTERS
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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.


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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


DIRECTOR'S AWARDS 2016
Jesse Ernst, for leadership and musicianship - 4 years participation
Linde Hoffman, for moral support and friendship - 4 years participation
Iliana Porraz, for program support and positive spirit - 4 years participation
Sam Ward, for leadership and musicianship - 4 years participation


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LONDON,  ENGLAN 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! 



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2016-2017 CHOIR PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

September
26 Monday        Choir Kick-Off Informance (Madrigals only)                                        7:30p.m. - PAC

October
24 Monday        Autumn Concert: Songs from America                                                   7:30p.m.  - PAC
    
November
8 Tuesday          MSVMA Chamber Choir Festival (Bella Voce)                                      7:00p.m. - West Ottawa High School

December
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

January
19,20,21              Michigan Music Conference Honors Choir Performance                    DeVos Hall
                                                   (for choir students who qualify)
February
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

March
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

April


May
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


 

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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.




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EGR MUSIC BOOSTER MEETINGS

 @ 7:00p.m.
Meeting for all parents of music students. 
Held in the high school Learning Commons meeting room. 
Get involved and support music programs at East!

President
Lynn Shackelford

Vice President
Laura Roy

Treasurer
Pam Morris

Secretary
Jan Wollett

Parent Liaison
Sandy Ward

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