Holland Theatre presents Almost, Maine
- January 28, 3 & 7pm at HHS Performing Arts Center
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost -- not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -- experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
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Saturday, December 17 at 7pm at the Jack Miller Center for the Performing Arts at Hope College.
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Nora will perform with the State Honors Choir in January.
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- November 10-13 at the HHS Performing Arts Center
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Happy Memorial Day from the Holland Middle School Bands and all of us here at HPS!
We just received this great Thank You email from an audience member at High School Musical this weekend.
We're all in this together!
- Thursday May 19, 7pm
- Friday May 20, 7pm
- Saturday May 21, 2pm
- Saturday May 21, 7pm
- Sunday May 22, 2pm
Recently, there was a Band & Orchestra Instrumental Parent Meeting on May 17th. This event was for all 5th grade families who have a student that will be joining the Holland Middle School 6th Grade band or orchestra this fall.
Holland Senior Isaac Jekel is fulfilling his dream of having an art show at a public gallery.
- Artist Meet & Greet Saturday, May 21 from 4-6p at J. Petter Gallery in Douglas, MI
Isaac has been diligently prepping over 50 works for display and for sale.
The Holland High School Theatre Department presents High School Musical May 19-22! This week, we talk with a few of the stars of the show!
We are excited to present our spring concerts for you on May 18 & 19 at Holland West Elementary.
There will be two concerts each evening.
- 3rd grade classes at West and Heights Elementary - Wednesday, May 18, 6pm
- 5th grade classes at West and Heights Elementary - Wednesday, May 18, 7pm
- 3rd grade classes at HLA and Jefferson Elementary - Thursday, May 19, 6pm
- 5th grade classes at HLA and Jefferson Elementary - Thursday, May 19, 7pm
Saturday May 7, 9am-1pm at First Reformed Church, Holland - 630 State Street
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- 1/2 off Tickets for Students for Thursday
- ASL Interpreter on Thursday
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March 24 and 25 at 7pm | March 26 at 2pm and 7pm at Holland High School PAC.
- 1/2 off Tickets for Students for Thursday
- ASL Interpreter on Thursday
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HHS Bands Achieve Division I Superior Ratings
Each Advisory class at Holland Middle School was challenged to create a Black History Month flag. Each flag represents past, present and future heroes and black culture.. The flags are now hanging in the hallway for everyone to see!
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- Friday, February 11 at 7pm
- Saturday, February 12 at 3pm
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Tori Lynch, Zeke Kellly, and Isaac Jekel recognized for 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
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HPSProud of our HHS soloists!
#HPS Proud of our HMS band musicians!
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Orchestra Association District Ten Middle School Honors Orchestra!
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(Updated end times for HALF DAYS at Elementary Schools.)
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Saturday, August 14, 10am-2pm | Biggby Coffee on Washington and 40th Street
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Miss the Band and Orchestra Instrument information meetings?
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Learn more about the music program at Holland Middle School AND instrument rental or purchasing.
May 20, 21, 22 at 7pm | May 22 & 23 at 2pm on the HHS PAC Lawn.
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Due to COVID-19, the HPS Annual Tulip Time Art Show cannot be held in-person. This video features the artwork of students at Holland Middle School in 2020-21.
Due to COVID-19, the HPS Annual Tulip Time Art Show cannot be held in-person. This video features the artwork of students at Holland High School in 2020-21.
Congratulations to these great student artists for earning District Art Awards:
- Tessa Nienhuis
- Maria Mead
- Ashlyn DePoy
- Tina Wu
- Neah Ayala
- Nayeli Trevino
- Nicole Souder
- Mickey Higgins
- Tyler Punch
- Claudia Kurniawan
May 14 at 7pm | May 15 at 2 & 7pm on the lawn of First Reformed Church, 630 State St.
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IN PERSON MEETING: May 20
- A-L at 6:30pm in HMS Cafeteria
- M-Z at 7:15 in HMS Music Rooms
A huge GO DUTCH congratulations to all the HHS Band students who participated in the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association's Solo & Ensemble Festival earlier this spring!
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The Holland Area Arts Council is having some super fun art camps this summer for elementary and middle school friends! The camps cover everything from drawing to jewelry to painting! They are offering a variety of camps for all ages and there are scholarships available if needed. All camps will be carried out in a COVID-safe manner. Check out the flyer for information on how to sign up and full class descriptions are on our website! We can't wait to get back to creating art!
This is the perfect Mother's Day gift, housewarming gift, or colorful surprise for any occasion! Your support means everything to the HPS Band Program!
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Holland Area Arts Council invites students of all ages to check out the Holland Area Arts Council's fall programing. Attached is our program guide. Fall classes begin this month with offerings in Music, Graphic Story Creation, Ceramics, Painting/Drawing, and Fiber Arts!
- Scholarships available!
- Limited class sizes
- Virtual options to fit your schedule
Call 616-396-3278 to register or visit https://www.hollandarts.org/kids-classes-and-camps.html for full class information.
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