HFC Music Ensembles

HFC’s bands and vocal groups are open to all HFC students (regardless of major) and to members of the community. Concerts are held throughout the year.

Do you like to sing or play a musical instrument?

You're invited to attend an open rehearsal – free of charge and no obligation!

Come and check out Blue Fusion (vocal jazz), HFC Chorus (mixed chorus), or Studio 110 (jazz band) during the first week of classes.

If you join an ensemble, you can sign up either for credit or for a greatly reduced, non-credit fee.

For information about open rehearsals and auditions, please contact one of the following:

Jazz and Symphony Bands - Anthony Lai at ajlai@hfcc.edu
Henry Ford Chorus - Amy Saari at asaari@hfcc.edu
Blue Fusion Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Jiana Hunter at jnhunter@hfcc.edu

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Blue Fusion

This entertaining vocal jazz group, comprising approximately 12 singers and rhythm section, presents exciting music in a variety of styles. The group often performs with Studio 110 and participates annually in the Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.

HFC Big Band ensemble members playing trumpets outdoors at night

Henry Ford Big Band

The Henry Ford Big Band has performed at major jazz festivals throughout the world. The group, performing for over four decades, has appeared dozens of times at the Detroit Jazz Festival, twice at Carnegie Hall, and seven times at the prestigious Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland. They have performed at Presidential Inaugural Celebrations and have also toured Hawaii, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and France. In addition, the Big Band performs numerous civic function and dance engagements throughout the year.

HFC Chorus performing in front of red curtains

HFC Chorus

Featuring the talents of HFC students, faculty, and staff, as well as local residents, the HFC Chorus sings a variety of music including classical, pop, jazz, Gospel, and Broadway hits. The chorus has traveled to Notre Dame, Chicago, Kalamazoo, Stratford, and Toronto for concert tours. The HFC Chorus also performs at HFC Commencement ceremonies, civic functions, and for community organizations.

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Metropolitan Symphony Band

Metropolitan Symphony Band includes HFC students, advanced placement students from high school, students from neighboring universities, and adult members of the community. The band performs traditional concert band literature and orchestral transcriptions.

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Midnight Blue

This accomplished vocal jazz ensemble, comprising approximately 12 singers and rhythm section, performs the most challenging arrangements with big band, their own trio, or a cappella. Midnight Blue participates annually in the Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.

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Renaissance Voices

The women of Renaissance Voices enjoy performing the finest in treble choral literature in a variety of styles and languages. The ensemble has taken four overseas concert tours and released three CDs.

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Studio 110

This “big jazz band” has members of all ages from advanced high school students to current HFC students to members of the community. Studio 110 enjoys playing a wide variety of jazz favorites, and often collaborates with Blue Fusion.

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Vanguard Voices & Brass

Vanguard Voices & Brass is a mixed chorus and brass ensemble sponsored by the City of Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department. Vanguard Voices is choir-in-residence at HFC and is proud to sponsor Vanguard Premieres, a composition contest and commission program which has introduced more than 40 new compositions to the choral world.


HFC music groups have released several CDs, including recordings of every President’s Collage Concert since 1997.


Anthony Lai, Jazz and Symphony Bands
Email: ajlai@hfcc.edu

Amy Saari, Henry Ford Chorus
Email: asaari@hfcc.edu

Jiana Hunter, Blue Fusion Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Email: jnhunter@hfcc.edu