Larry Voorhees Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Mr. Voorhees reached thousands of students through his nearly 35 years as a choral music educator. He was choral director at Hoopeston Area High School from 1965 to 1980, then was director of choral programs at Danville High School from 1981 through his retirement in 1999.  

His choral groups were awarded-winning throughout his career, and he insisted on high standards from his students across classical, sacred, and contemporary musical styles. His groups traveled around the United States and the world representing the community, including Mexico, Hawaii, Colorado, Tennessee, France, and the Bahamas. His annual Madrigal dinners, performances of medieval period Christmas music, were a mainstay of Danville’s holiday season. In addition, he also served as choral director at First Presbyterian Church in Danville, Hoopeston United Methodist Church in Hoopeston, and for the Vermilion Festival Chorus. Most of all, Larry taught his students what is possible when you work hard as members of a team and family, and left each of them to have a lifelong love and appreciation of music.

This fund is to establish a scholarship in honor of Larry Voorhees for graduating seniors from Danville High School pursuing a degree in Music.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 22 d
  • Rita Garman 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Susan Grimes 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Robert Boesdorfer 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Joseph dreher 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Voorhees Family 
Organizer
Danville, IL
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