Uniform Time

Dear Parents,

Your son or daughter should be bringing home their concert uniforms over the next couple of weeks.  With our upcoming Holiday concert on November 14th it is important that we all have our concert uniforms ready to go.  Although Holland High provides our students with parts of the uniform, the students are responsible for other articles of clothing.  Listed below are the parts of the uniform that the students have to acquire:

Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra

  • Boys:  White wing tipped tuxedo shirt (can buy at Dunhill tuxedo, JC Penny, Hobby Lobby) black bow tie, black socks, and black dress shoes 
  • Girls:  Black hose and black dress shoes.

If there are any questions or difficulties acquiring pieces for your uniform please contact me at:



Decomposing Details

Decomposers Week

Some things you need to be aware of this week:

Tickets are on sale now.

  • Get your money into Mr. Reikow for your two tickets ASAP.
  • To get more tickets bring your money in to pay for them and you will get them right away.
  • Show 1 is 3/4th sold out, show 2 is ½ way sold out.
  • Cash is prefered but a check to HOPA is fine.
  • There may be a few tickets to be sold at the door.
  • Tickets are $5

Wednesday and Thursday 6:41 AM zero hour (Oct. 26 & 27) – Deco run through

  • Every one in concert, chamber and jazz band needs to be at these rehearsals.
  • Acts that are in costume must have costume on and ready
  • Lines must be memorized by then

Thursday October 27, 2011

  • Be at Holland High School Choir Room at 5:00PM
  • You may dress and get make up at that time
  • 5:30PM wander the halls and greet the audience coming in. kids want to see the costumes.
  • Know when you perform/act and be ready with props, music, instruments etc…
  • You are responsible for your own costumen and props. Mr. Reikow will not be buying anything for your costume or skits.

This Week

  • Every lunch : decomposers actors are to be at the rehearsal room for rehearsal. If you are not, then your part will be given to someone who is there and wants it. Let Mr. Reikow know if you have a conflict.
  • Wednesday after school is decoration day. If you can spend an hour after school helping decorate the auditorium that would be great.
  • We need two parents to help with running the show. If there are some out there that could volunteer help kids get on stage when they are supposed to let Mr Reikow Know.
  • This show is your show and lets make 6:00PM as great as 8:00PM
  • Be prepared to clean up the stage on Friday during class
  • Mr. Reikow’s office is not a storage room. You can stor things in the large practice room. Keep it neat and contained with your name on your stuff.
  • For the show, you need to wear a costume. This can be just about anything you would like. Keep in mind school rules about knives and guns. This is a family show so don’t go over board. Your costume should be comfortable on stage with hot lights.

October 29 All State Audition TImes

District 10: Saturday October 29 – East Kentwood High School

STUDENT ID NAME Level Gr.        Instrument Sect.                          Time School
121736 Paul Richmond HS 9 Violin 21 8:30 AM Holland HS
120703 Emma Bigelow MS 8 Viola 23 8:30 AM Holland 8th Gr.
120813 Graeme Richmond HS 11 Cello 23 9:10 AM Holland HS
121635 Nathan Walker HS 12 String Bass 24 8:20 AM Holland HS
121547 Micah Stilwell MS 8 String Bass 24 8:50 AM Holland 8th Gr.

8th Grade Solo and Ensembles are posted!!!!

Festival: DIST10JR – N. Rockford MS Nov. 19, 2011
P009 9:28am Mia Rettler – Ensemble-Duet – String Ens  (#1799)
P008 10:47am Micah Stilwell – District Solo – String Bass  (#1800)
P009 11:03am Grace Berens – District Solo – Cello  (#1798)
P008 11:27am Conner Choummanivong – District Solo – Cello  (#1801)
P002 2:52pm Zachary Hamilton – District Solo – Oboe  (#1745)
P005 3:15pm Katie Faga – District Solo – Cor/Trp/Flg  (#1743)
P001 3:31pm Elise Dye – Ensemble-Duet – Flute  (#1744)
P001 3:39pm Katie Wahmhoff – Ensemble-Duet – Flute  (#1741)
P002 3:39pm Kelsey Ruhf – Ensemble-Duet – Bb Clarinet  (#1742)
P007 3:55pm William Book – District Solo – Snare  (#1746)

It’s Decomposers Time


Flash Mob Time!

Its time to flash mob at Decomposers! Everyone needs to get with these dance moves. Even Mr Reikow is working in front of the computer, and scaring his cat as he shuffles.  Have some fun, and tell your parents it’s homework! We will dance at the end of both shows. If you don’t know all the moves it’s no biggie. Lets just have fun.

Time for t shirts

The Decomposers festival is right around the corner. It’s time to dress in your favorite shirt. A 2011 Decomposers tee shirt that is. $13 dollars and your size is all Mr. Reikow needs to get you a cool glow in the dark shirt for you to wear. Bring your money in by Thursday October20. Mr. Reikow can hook you up!.