Wooden Shoes and Dutch Caps

urlDear Parents and Students,

Although it may feel dreary and cold right now, spring is just around the corner. That means it is also time to prepare for Tulip Time! For those of you who are new to this process, this involves the purchase of wooden shoes and a dutch cap. These items need to be acquired before April 18 (the Friday after spring Break). The shoes can be purchased at a discounted rate of $27.00 when purchased at Nelis’ Dutch Village.  Bring multiple pairs of socks (I recommend at least 4) for the fitting and remember to mention that you are in the Holland High Band to get your discount. Dutch Village has asked that you please wait towards the end of spring break week to come in for your shoes if possible, as they need some time to sort out their new shipment.

The Dutch caps should be bought at Fields Fabrics and can also be purchased for 20% off (you will end up paying between 6 and 7 dollars). Students should be present when purchasing the shoes and hat so they can be sized appropriately. Upperclassmen may use the shoes and hats that they’ve used last year if they still fit, but you will also receive the discount if you choose to purchase a new pair. Students who have money in their student account from SCRIP may fill out a reimbursement form in order to have the money raised pay for the items.


Please also note our upcoming dates:


Monday, April 21: Spring Band Concert

July 30 – August 1: Pre camp rehearsals (incoming freshman, percussion, and color guard only)

August 4 – August 8: Band Camp


If you have any questions, please email me at jhughes@hollandpublicschools.org



Nelis’ Dutch Village                      Fields Fabrics
12350 James Street                       281 East 8th Street

Holland, MI 49424                          Holland, MI 49423




James Hughes

Director of Bands


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