Area High School Concert Bands to Showcase Talents at Holland Center

Mar 28, 2016, 11:19 AM by Michael Frisco

Band Day At The Holland

Band Day at the Holland is a New Event for Omaha Performing Arts

Omaha, Neb., March 25, 2016 – Nine area high school bands will be featured in a concert band showcase when Omaha Performing Arts presents Band Day at the Holland, Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The public is invited to attend this showcase event. Tickets are $5 and are available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Box Office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center.

This is the first time Omaha Performing Arts has presented Band Day at the Holland. Each concert band will perform two or three selections and receive a recording of its performance. The bands who will be performing are: Bellevue West High School, Fremont High School, Millard North High School, Millard West High School, Northwest Magnet High School, Omaha Central High School and Skutt Catholic High School. Bellevue West and Millard West will each have two groups performing. See the bands’ performance schedule below.

“This showcase celebrates the talent and quality of our area high school bands,” Kendra Whitlock Ingram, Omaha Performing Arts Vice President of Programming and Education, said. “For the bands, it’s a great opportunity to perform on stage as they prepare for the District Music Contest in late April. Band Day at the Holland is another chance for Omaha Performing Arts to extend its education and community engagement mission,” she continued. Omaha Performing Arts hopes to expand the program by reaching out to more area bands in the future.

Millard West Band Director John Keith is helping coordinate the showcase with Omaha Performing Arts. “The Kiewit Concert Hall in the Holland Center is a great stage where our young people can perform,” he said. “We are grateful to Omaha Performing Arts for this event and for its continuing interest in developing musical talent.”

 Performance Time     Band 
 6:00 PM  Bellevue West Wind Symphony 
 6:25 PM  Millard West Symphonic Band
 6:50 PM  Fremont Symphonic Band 
 7:15 PM  Omaha Northwest Symphonic Band 
 7:40 PM  BREAK  
 7:50 PM  Bellevue West Wind Ensemble
 8:15 PM  Skutt Catholic Concert Band 
 8:40 PM  Millard West Wind Ensemble 
 9:05 PM  Millard North Wind Symphony