Former student brings professional ballet to hometown

By Judy Reed When Mia Calabrese left Cedar Springs at age 12 so she could take dance lessons with a larger dance studio, she had no idea what the future would be bring. She’s now bringing that future back to her hometown. Mia, who is now a professional ballet dancer, will dance at Cedar Springs […]

Annual January REF Benefit Concert will be distinctly ‘Pure West Michigan’

Live onstage with Cameron 
Blake and band.  Photo courtesy of Jim Knorr

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Cameron Blake (Warne), a 2001 graduate of Rockford High School (RHS) and an inductee in the 2012 Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame, will headline the 17th annual Rockford Education Foundation (REF) concert event scheduled for January 26, 2013. For the very first time the REF is proud to feature […]

High School Bands and Choirs combine for Christmas Collage

On Friday, December 14, and Sunday, December 16, the Rockford High School Choirs and Bands will present their annual Collage Concerts. These very popular concerts are a great way to enjoy a variety of holiday music presented by our very talented choir and band students. They are presented in collage style, with one group performing […]

Enjoy a Holiday Concert at Rockford High School

Take a break from your busy holiday planning and enjoy the delightful sounds of the season as the Rockford Community Band, Adult Choir, Children’s Choir and Symphony Orchestra present their annual holiday concert, sponsored by the Rockford Area Arts Commission.  Admission is free. The Rockford Community Choir, under direction of Renee Vande Wege with Kayle […]

Rockford Aces to Perform Holiday Favorites with Renowned Artists

The Rockford Aces, an award-winning a cappella men’s ensemble from Rockford High School, will be performing holiday favorites with the Battle Creek Symphony and several renowned artists on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek. Among the artists featured are two of the top symphonic Broadway soloists in the country, […]