HSYO Spring Concert

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HSYO Spring Concert

March 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00pm

Lokers Auditorium, Cityside Middle School
Zeeland, Michigan


Kyle Nester, Music Director and Conductor
Tori Zokoe, General Manager
Katie Rae Hayduk, Rehearsal Manager

Pastoral Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Christina Hans

Shepherd’s Hymn from the Pastoral Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Richard Meyer

Finale from Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Richard Meyer


Kyle Nester, Music Director and Conductor
Tori Zokoe, General Manager
Katie Rae Hayduk, Rehearsal Manager

Arith-Metric No. 1
Brian Balmages

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Second Movement
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Merle Isaac

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Second Movement
Gustav Mahler, arr. Sandra Dackow


Variations on a Theme from Thailand
Richard Meyer


Christopher Fashun, Music Director and Conductor
Tori Zokoe, General Manager
Katie Rae Hayduk, Rehearsal Manager

Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 2: Adagio molto-Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74, "Pathétique": Allegro con grazia
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Enigma, Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 3: Variation IX, Nimrod
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World": Allegro con fuoco
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)


Masks will be required for all audience members at this concert. Our students have been making it all semester long and our season does not end until our concert is finished. All students and audience members will be required to mask during the concert.

Dress rehearsal for the concert will take place on Saturday morning, March 12th. This will take place at Lokers Auditorium at Cityside Middle School on Main Street in Zeeland (320 E Main St, Zeeland, MI 49464). Junior Strings will rehearse from 9:00-9:45, Concert Strings from 10:00-10:45, ALL HSYO STRINGS from 10:45-11:15, and HAYO from 11:15-12:00. Students DO NOT need to be in concert dress for dress rehearsal. Per the HSYO Handbook, DRESS REHEARSAL IS REQUIRED AND FAILURE TO ATTEND CAN MEAN INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONCERT. Concert dress is not required for this rehearsal. Please see the breakdown of the schedule below for further clarification.

  • Junior Strings students should arrive no later than 8:45am, and will be done with their first block of rehearsal by 9:45am. They MUST return for rehearsal at 10:45am and will be dismissed for the day by 11:15am. Students may stay at the venue between their two rehearsal blocks, but must have a book to read or sit quietly in the auditorium while Concert Strings rehearses.
  • Concert Strings students should arrive no later than 9:45am and will be done with their rehearsal block by 11:15am.
  • HAYO String players should arrive no later than 10:30am and will be done with their rehearsal block by 12:00pm.
  • HAYO Winds, Brass, and Percussion players should arrive no later than 11:00am and will be done with their rehearsal block by 12:00pm.

Concert dress is as follows:

  •  Junior and Concert Strings: Men: Black pants, black socks, and black shoes, with long sleeved white shirt (no ties); Women: Tea length (below knees) black skirt, white long sleeved dress blouse, and black shoes with black nylons or tights. Dressy long pants are permissible for women (no jeans or leggings). Black mask required.
  • HAYO: Men: Black pants, black socks, and black shoes, with long sleeved black shirt (no ties); Women: Tea length (below knees) black skirt, black long sleeved dress blouse, and black shoes with black nylons or tights. Dressy long pants are permissible for women (no jeans or leggings). Black mask required.

Spring Concert warm-up schedule on Sunday, March 13:

  • Call time for students is 1:30pm, dressed and ready to perform at Lokers Auditorium (320 E Main St, Zeeland, MI 49464).
  • Students should plan to arrive no later than 1:15pm. We will do sound checks on stage and the concert will begin promptly at 3:00pm.

Tickets will be available for purchase at dress rehearsal and at the door - $10 for adults and $5 for students ages 6-college. Children under 6 are free. You can preorder tickets using this link and then pay and pick up at dress rehearsal or the door before the concert. HSYO Spring Concert Ticket Orders


Spring Auditions: Video submissions are due by August 1st for Concert Strings and HAYO students. Interested students can inquire and/or send video submissions to our General Manager, Tori Zokoe, at victoriazokoe@gmail.com.


Aurea DeKuiper, 5, Homeschool, violin
Anna Richert, 6, Homeschool, violin
Dan Thach, 7, West Ottawa, violin
Hailey Moorman, 5, Byron Center, violin
David Steenwyk, 6, Holland Christian, violin
Rebecca Haig, 6, Holland Christian, violin
Josiah DeVries, 6, Holland Christian, violin
Matthew Yang, 7, West Ottawa, violin
Diana Linares, 7, West Ottawa, violin
Ryan Park, 7, West Ottawa, violin
ElLeigh Frame, 7, West Ottawa, violin
Evangeline Figueroa, 7, West Ottawa, violin
Aidric Gomez, 2, Black River, violin
Jennifer Goding, 7, West Ottawa, viola
Cat Kraus, 7, Black River, viola
Ezra Rozema, 7, Holland Christian, viola
Gwendolyn Bedwell, 7, West Ottawa, viola
Grace Meade, 4, Reeths Puffer, cello
Davina VanIwaarden, 7, Holland Christian, cello
Joseph Yang, 8, West Ottawa, cello
Amalia Noble, 7, West Ottawa, cello
Madison Goodenough, 7, West Ottawa, cello


Leila Sundararajan, 8, Holland, violin
Norrah Campbell, 9, Zeeland, violin
Christiana Franzon, 7, Homeschool, violin
Axel Franzon, 7, Homeschool, violin
Charlotte Beckman, 7, Holland Christian, violin
Jack Bolt, 8, Holland, violin
Layla Vinten-Johansen, 9, Saugatuck
Jack Sherman, 6, Homeschool
Dane Kolk, 8, Holland Christian, viola
Alan Juarez, 9, Holland, viola
Alexis Goodell, 8, West Ottawa, viola
Oak DeKuiper, 8, Homeschool, cello
Andrew Elwood, 8, West Ottawa, cello
Abby Kuiper, 8, West Ottawa, cello


Rebekah Dykema, 12, Zeeland, violin 1
Lindsay Brncick, 12, Black River, violin 1
Aeja DeKuiper, 12, Homeschool, violin 1
Olivia Wilcox, 12, Hudsonville, violin 1
Greta Bast, 9, Black River, violin 1
Aliz Pusztai, 11, Libertas, violin 1
Noah Marroquin, 11, West Ottawa, violin 1
Elyse Schurman, 12, West Ottawa, violin 2
Claire Kaercher, 12, Unity Christian, violin 2
Carlina Franzon, 11, Homeschool, violin 2
AmySue Harlow, 11, Homeschool, violin 2
Paige Bomhof, 12, West Ottawa, violin 2
Mason Sybesma, 8, Holland Christian, violin 2
Kate Wehrman, 10, Libertas, violin 2
Ariana Ramirez, 10, West Ottawa, violin 2
Sophia Postma, 12, Homeschool, viola
Ella Pusztai, 11, Libertas, viola
Ella Vanden Berg, 11, Holland Christian, viola
Barrett Huffman, 10, Holland Christian, viola
Brandon Blake, 12, West Ottawa, cello
Samuel Nicely, 12, Holland Christian, cello
Daniel Hotchkiss, 10, West Ottawa, cello
Madeline Benson, 11, Black River, cello
Chase Veldink, 10, West Ottawa, cello
Maggie Bast, 10, Black River, cello
Abigail Fahrion, 12, Holland, cello
Sophie Fenwick, 11, Homeschool, cello
Abram Vanden Berg, 8 Holland Christian, cello
Sam Dykhouse, 12, Black River, bass
Jenna Ly, 12, Holland Christian, flute
Jilaena Weesies, 12, Grand Haven, flute
Stephanie VanKuiken, 11, Grand Haven, flute
Carlos Marroquin-Lozada, 12, West Ottawa, oboe
Joshua Woolsey, 11, Holland Christian, clarinet
Noelle Harrity, mentor, bassoon
Sydney Brander, 12, Zeeland, French horn
Isaiah Theonugraha, 9, Zeeland, French horn
Jaclyn Klinger, mentor, French horn
Annika Johnson, 8, Hamilton, French horn
Kaleb Gomez Corder, 11, trumpet
Keith Walker, mentor, trumpet
Nolan Meier, 12, Black River, trombone
Caroline Johnson, 10, Hamilton, tuba
Peyton Brennan, 12, Zeeland, percussion

Rehearsal Manager: Katie Rae Hayduk

Set Up Crew: Brandon Blake, Aeja DeKuiper, Carlina Franzon, Rebekah Dykema

HAYO Graduating Seniors: Brandon Blake, Paige Bomhof, Sydney Brander, Peyton Brennan, Lindsay Brncick, Aeja DeKuiper, Rebekah Dykema, Sam Dykhouse, Abigail Fahrion, Claire Kaercher, Jenna Ly, Carlos Marroquin-Lozada, Nolan Meier, Sam Nicely, Sophia Postma, Elyse Schurman, Jillaena Weesies, Olivia Wilcox

Kyle Nester

Kyle Nester graduated from Alma College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree.  While in college, he participated in orchestra, marching band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, and choir.  Mr. Nester spent a term in Vienna, Austria and studied violin with Maeve Auer from the Universitat fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst.  After college, he was a soloist in the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival and performed with Josh Groban a few times.  After a long-term substitute teacher position in Fremont, Michigan, he taught 5th - 12th grade orchestra at Chippewa Hills School District for seven years.  After his wife Andrea finished her law degree at Michigan State University, the couple moved to West Michigan. He started teaching at Holland Christian in 2012 and Andrea was employed in a law firm in downtown Grand Rapids.  Recently, Mr. Nester has been interested in fiddling and started the Michigan Academy of Folk Music with Nate Roberts from Hope College.  

Mr. Nester enjoys running races, enjoying nature, playing music, and traveling.  They have three “interesting” cats and a planted freshwater fish tank.  


Christopher H. Fashun

Christopher H. Fashun is an incredibly diverse and versatile conductor, performer, and educator. He brings over two decades of experience as a music educator leading middle school, high school and collegiate band and orchestra programs in addition to directing jazz and percussion ensembles.

A 2018 recipient of a U.S. Postdoctoral Fulbright Award in All Disciplines, Dr. Fashun will be living and researching Afro-Brazilian music in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil during the summer of 2019.  His project will focus on the dissemination of Afro-Brazilian music and culture in the city of Salvador. 

An Assistant Professor of Music at Hope College, he serves as the Director of Orchestras, the founder and Music Director of the Brazilian Drumming Ensemble, teaches applied percussion, world music, and is an Instructor of Instrumental Music Education.

An accomplished percussionist and violist, he has several years of orchestral and chamber music experience and has enjoyed success in both areas as a soloist by winning three concerto competitions, one on viola and two on marimba.

Dr. Fashun is an active guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and percussionist.  He is a frequent presenter at music education conferences and is a highly sought after clinician and conductor.  Notable engagements include the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, Holland Symphony Orchestra, Elkhart Symphony Orchestra, St. Ambrose University Community Symphony Orchestra, the University of Iowa Philharmonia and All-University Orchestras.  Dr. Fashun has conducted the Symphony String Orchestra at the Iowa IMEA Conference for the All-State Iowa Junior Honors String Orchestra Festival Concert and the Midwest Mennonite Festival Orchestra and Concert Band.  He has served on the music faculties at St. Ambrose University and Goshen College. 

His research in conducting combines developing musicianship from the podium and health and wellness for music educators. 

When he’s not making music, he is either cycling, paddle boarding, or practicing Pilates and enjoying the fabulous beaches in Holland (in the summer, of course) with his wife and daughter. 

HSO thanks these business partners for their support of this concert!

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March 13, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lokers Auditorium, Cityside Middle School
320 East Main
Zeeland, MI 49464 United States
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