Inaugural Rockford Idol comes to RHS

It’s no secret that the young musicians at Rockford High School (RHS) are consistently among the best in the state. Rockford students shine every year in the annual musical, marching band competitions, local bands, Solo & Ensemble, Band and Choir Festivals, and many other activities. And starting April 19-20, there is a new opportunity to […]

Internationally renowned vocal group to give April 10 concert in Rockford

Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is performing at Rockford High School on April 10. For ticket information, visit www.rockfordchoirs.com. Proceeds will benefit The Rockford Aces.

After 34 years and countless successful alumni, it’s no fluke—Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is arguably the finest vocal jazz choir in the world. And they’re coming to Rockford on April 10. Directed by Dr. Stephen Zegree, the award-winning ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire which covers all styles in the contemporary vocal idiom. […]

Free concert is spring tradition in Rockford

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  The public is invited to attend the Rockford Area Arts Commission’s annual spring concert the afternoon of Sunday, April 15. The event takes place in the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium and begins at 1 p.m. Enjoy the talents of the Community Concert Band, Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Admission is free.

Video of Sinatra interview, audio available online

Mark Randisi, the star of the upcoming “Sound of Sinatra” fundraiser for the new Rockford Area Museum (RAM), was in town on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to spend the day promoting the show, which will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Rockford High School (RHS). Randisi’s visit started with dinner on Monday evening with several […]

Auction raises $50,000 for Strong Kids

Photos by THOMAS A. JOHNSTON II

Generous donations, bidding for YMCA youth campaign An ambitious goal of raising $50,000 toward the Wolverine World Wide YMCA was reached with the support of generous donors and bidders, and those who benefit will be children from local families struggling financially. The Wolverine World Wide YMCA Healthy Kids annual auction was held Friday, Feb. 3 […]