Release Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

HFC hosts 24th Annual President’s Collage Concert Feb. 23

Event Date: 
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn
Rick Goward conducting musical ensemble

The HFC Music department will present the 24th Annual President’s Collage Concert on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. The concert will last approximately 75 minutes.

The President’s Collage Concert is an annual tradition that began at HFC in 1996 with the support of Dr. Andrew A. Mazzara, then-president of the College. The HFC Music department has continued the tradition of presenting this special evening, celebrating HFC’s vibrant music program – the largest two-year ensemble program in Michigan. HFC’s music directors bring together the College’s many choral and instrumental ensembles for a varied and exciting performance. More than 250 performers will participate in this year’s show.

“This is my first collage concert at Henry Ford College. In my short time here, I have been truly impressed by the caliber of talented musicians we have at HFC. Courtney and I are looking forward to attending this event with our community,” said HFC President Russell Kavalhuna. “I am honored to carry this tradition forward.”

The following HFC musical ensembles will perform at this year’s President’s Collage Concert:
• Two jazz bands: Henry Ford Big Band and Studio 110
• One concert band: Metropolitan Symphony Band
• Two vocal jazz ensembles: Blue Fusion and Midnight Blue
• One women’s choral ensemble: Renaissance Voices
• Two mixed choirs: HFC Chorus and Vanguard Voices

HFC music faculty members Rick L. Goward and G. Kevin Dewey will conduct the ensembles.

“For me and for and the musicians, it’s always such a pleasure to perform at the President’s Collage Concert. What makes this year’s concert special is it’s the first with President Kavalhuna at the helm of HFC. It will definitely be a night to remember,” said Goward, the Big Band founder/director.

Tickets are $18 per person and may be purchased at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center box office Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are also available online at

For discounted group rates of four tickets or more, contact Goward at For questions or further information about ticket sales, call 313-943-2354.