Rockford Jazz Bands Win Prestigious Awards

  At the District Jazz Festival held at Caledonia High School on March 12, the RHS Big Band and Combo both received Superior Ratings. Sean Perlmutter, the drum set player, was named the outstanding soloist of the day and received a half scholarship to the premiere jazz workshop in the nation, the Jamey Aebersold Summer […]

Five Rockford instrumental music students were selected to be part of the 400 students chosen for this year’s Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) All-State Bands.

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Five Rockford instrumental music students were selected to be part of the 400 students chosen for this year’s Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) All-State Bands. Over 2,000 students auditioned for a coveted chair in the five instrumental ensembles: Middle School Band, Middle School String Orchestra, High School Band, High School Orchestra and High […]

John Ball Zoo – It’s not your childhood Zoo!

People tend to think of a visit to the Zoo as a summertime activity, but the fall is an excellent time to visit too! For one thing, beginning September 16, John Ball Zoo admission is reduced to $5.00 for adults, and $4.00 for kids. Children two and under are always free. In the cooler fall […]

Five Rockford artists with entries in ArtPrize 2013

Five local artists have entries in one of the largest art shows in the nation this year. ArtPrize begins September 18, however artists have already begun installing works in an area covering three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids. This independently organized international art competition with an unprecedented $200,000 top prize decided by popular vote […]

RHS Arts Student of the Week, Lyssa Daniels

This week’s RHS Arts Student of the Week is Senior Lyssa Daniels, nominated by theater teacher Kaelynn VanBuren. In nominating Daniels, VanBuren says, “During our summer stock production of Urinetown, Lyssa really found a new level of creativity. As her teacher and director I was impressed by her growth and commitment.” An arts lover, Daniels participates […]