Choir Information


Thank You EGRS Foundation for defraying the cost of our new gowns!
BELLA VOCE



CHOIR NEWS

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East Grand Rapids High School Vocal Music Education
Founded in 1841
High School Established in 1917
Celebrating a tradition of excellence!

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
egrmusicboosters.com


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WELCOME MS. DE VRIES, STUDENT TEACHER
Ms. Kaitlyn DeVries is a senior music education major with emphasis on piano performance from Calvin College. She begins her intern placement at East Grand Rapids High School on Monday, January 30 and ends her time here Friday, May 12. Please welcome her to the family of choirs at East!

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2017 DISTRICT SOLO AND ENSEMBLE SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 4
East Kentwood High School
Warm-up is 15 minutes prior to performance times:
Paige Lang:                 8:45a.m.
Olivia VanderHyde:  9:30a.m.
Brielle Oosse:             9:45a.m.
Mac Tolentino:         10:45a.m.
Madrigals:                  11:15a.m.
Tyler Roberts:           11:45a.m.


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2017 DISTRICT CHORAL FESTIVAL
Wednesday, February 15
Grand Rapids Christian High School

Parents are cordially invited to observe the entire process! Please come join us!

BELLA VOCE
Call:                8:00a.m.
Warmup:       8:20a.m.
Perform:        8:40a.m.
Sight-read:    9:00a.m.

CHAMBER SINGERS
Call:                9:00a.m.
Warmup:        10:20a.m.
Perform:        10:40a.m.
Sightread:       11:00a.m.  

9th GRADE GIRL'S CHORUS 
Call:                12:30p.m.
Warmup:       1:20p.m.   
Perform:        1:40p.m.   
Sightread:      2:00p.m.    

9th GRADE BOY'S CHORUS
Call:                2:00p.m.
Warmup:       3:00p.m.
Perform:        3:20p.m.
Sightread:      3:40p.m.

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MADRIGALS 2017-2018 AUDITIONS
Saturday, February 18.
Sign-up in the choir office.

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LONDON,  ENGLAN ANYONE?
Dr. Borst received the invitation to take East choir students to sing in  
London, England - June, 2018! 

This event is offered by the same travel company that took us to 
Carnegie Hall in 2014.

The repertoire is all about BROADWAY. 
More information will be coming. Save the date and plan ahead. This lifetime opportunity is not to be missed! 



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2017  CALENDAR 

February
4  Saturday        MSVMA District 10 Solo and Ensemble (various students)                 All Day - East Kentwood High School 
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. - PAC
24/25                  MSVMA State Solo and Ensemble (those who qualify)                        All day - Paw Paw High School

April
27,28,29               High School Musical: GREASE!                                                                7:30p.m. - PAC                   

May
3, 4 & 5 W/T/F  MSVMA State Choral Festival Competition                                            Various times - Hope College
15 Monday         Pioneer Choirs go "POP" Concert                                                               7:30p.m. - PAC
18 Thursday      Choral Cabaret Dessert                                                                                 6:30p.m. - Middle School Cafetorium
23 Tuesday        Baccalaureate                                                                                                  Fountain Street Church
25 Thursday      Graduation                                                                                                      Memorial Field



 

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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.
Every other month on the the 3rd Tuesday. 
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

egrmusicboosters.com



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Founded in 1841
One Hundred  Seventy Five Years - A Tradition of Excellence