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EVSC to Dedicate “Jerry Hoover Performing Arts Center”



September 14

4 p.m.

North High School, 15331 Highway 41 N


In honor of his long-time commitment to music and music students in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, EVSC and EVSC Foundation will officially dedicate the performing arts center at North High School as the Jerry Hoover Performing Arts Center at a dedication ceremony planned for Saturday, September 14, at 4 p.m. at North High School. In addition to the naming, a fund also has been set up in Hoover’s name that will be used to assist deserving high school music students to be able to perform.


The event is open to the public.


As the first vocal music director at North High School, Hoover made an impact on countless students through vocal music and theatre education. Although now retired, he is known throughout the community for leading students in developing their musical abilities and also for his personal performances.


A group of alumni from North began spreading the word earlier this year about the opportunity to name the Performing Arts Center after their mentor. Those individuals include: Caren Gentry Whitehouse class of 1975; Rev. Rick VanHoose, class of 1962; Steve Fritz, class of 1964, Don Bernhardt, class of 1974, and Ned and Marilyn Conder, friends of Hoover.