A native of Potomac, Md., Holly Shockey grew up performing in musicals and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. Holly spent a number of years performing in local theatres, performing such roles as Maria from West Side Story, Christine in Phantom of The Opera, Sister Leo in Nunsense, and Julie Jordan from Carousel, to name a few.
After gypsying from one theatre to another, Holly is proud to say that she has found a home with The United States Army Downrange and in the last 15 years has been a soloist with just about all the elements of the US Army Band, "Pershing's Own", Ft. Myer, VA. The Army Concert Band indoctrinated Holly her first year by sending her as the lone vocal soloist representing the United States at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland, viewed by millions around the world.
When Holly isn't performing with the Army, she spends her time performing at major events throughout the area. She is a soloist with the group, Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, and others. She has sung backup for Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones, Martina Mcbride, Will Smith, Don Mclean, Usher, Bono, Foreigner, Kathy Mattea, Lou Rauls, Wayne Newton, Kenny Loggins, Sylvia McNair and Dolly Parton. Most recently Holly had the chance to return to her Alma Mater, as the headliner with the Syracuse Symphony. Additionally, Holly works with private students teaching them voice and piano.