Feb. 20 - Holland Orchestras & Special Orchestra Guest Artist
This is an eclectic mix of Irish, rock and folk music by the nationally recognized Special Guest Strings group. This concert features the Holland Public School Orchestras grades 7-12 in a fun evening.
This event will take place in the HHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online.
March 23 - HHS Jazz Band with Rodney Whitaker
Holland Christian High School and the Holland High School music departments welcome
internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist Rodney Whitaker to the
HCHS stage for a concert and a day of clinics with HCHS and HHS students. Whitaker is a
Michigan State University distinguished professor of jazz double bass and a lifetime member of
the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Don’t miss this must-see concert on Saturday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the HCHS auditorium.
The evening will feature both the HHS and HCHS jazz ensembles, as well as Rodney Whitaker
and friends with vocalist Rockelle Fortin. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased here.
Internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist Rodney Whitaker is a
Michigan State University distinguished professor of jazz double bass and director of Jazz
Studies. He is one of the leading performers and teachers of jazz double bass in the United
States. Rodney is a lifetime member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, conductor/bassist of
the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra-Orlando, FL, and director of the Geri Allen Fellows
Gathering Orchestra-Detroit, MI. Whitaker has toured extensively with jazz trumpeter, Roy
Hargrove. In addition, he has appeared and presented master classes at the International
Association of Jazz Educators Conferences, Barbican in London, Duke University, Howard
University and countless other universities. Rodney is featured on more than 250 recordings -
from film to compact discs and has performed with; Natalie Cole, Bob James, Diana Krall,
Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Kathleen Battle, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cassandra Wilson,
Mulgrew Miller, Chick Corea, Pat Matheny, Jimmy Heath, Antonio Hart, John Lewis, Cecile
McLorin Salvant, Crosby, Stills & Nash just to name a few. He’s also performed with Ray
Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Tommy Flanagan, Marian McPartland,
Hank Jones, Frank Morgan, and Betty Carter. Whether you find lifelong pioneer, bassist,
composer, recording artist, educator and mentor Rodney Whitaker performing on stage,
conducting a master class, recording in a studio or mapping out plans for the future of jazz with
members of the community, he has wholeheartedly embraced the JAZZ legacy life-force with an
integral pledge of distinction, integrity and great promise.
March 21-24 - Vocal Dimensions
Vocal Dimensions Spring Show
Holland High School’s Vocal Dimensions Presents "The Greatest Vocals Show - 40 Years in the Making" March 21st, 22nd & 23rd at 7 pm, and March 24th at 2 pm.
Vocal Dimensions is an award-winning auditioned choir that performs and competes throughout the area in music festivals, state honors choir, schools, churches and more. In "The Greatest Vocals Show” the group will perform the very best songs from Vocal Dimensions Shows spanning the last 40 years since it's inception in 1979. Kerry Daab, founder of Vocal Dimensions and retired Director of Choirs at Holland High School will host the show this year. On Saturday evening's performance, Vocal Dimensions Alumni will join current members performing the annual family portrait. This is a show you will not want to miss!
Join us for a night of magic at The Holland High School Performing Arts Center, 600 Van Raalte Av. Holland MI 49423
Ticket Prices: Adults $15 in advance $17 at the door, Students $10 in advance $12 at the door, Groups $10 in advance for groups of 10 or more per show. In person purchase only at HPS Administration Building 320 West 24th Street. Tickets can be purchased online