NORFOLK, NE – The music department at Northeast Community College will host its annual spring concert later this month. The Northeast Community College Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center on the Norfolk campus..
The College/Community Concert Band; Concert Choir; Ebony & Crimson, Northeast’s men’s and women’s audition ensemble; and the Northeast Percussion Ensemble will take the stage.
Selections to be performed by the Community/College Concert Band include “20th Century Rag” by Maurice Abrahams, arranged by Robert Recker; “As Summer Was Just Beginning” by Larry Daehn and selections from “West Side Story,” by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by W.J. Duthoit. The Percussion Ensemble will perform “Blue Plate Special” by Chris Crockarell.
Ebony & Crimson will sing “Down to the Water,” arranged by Larry Harris; “Maid of Llanwellyn” by Charles McCartha; “Hello Girls” by Lloyd Pfautsch; and “Shenandoah,” arranged by Michael John Trotta. The Concert Choir will perform “What Then?” by Michael John Trotta; “Oceans and Stars” by Amy Bernon; and “Ballade to the Moon” by Daniel Elder.
The College/Community Concert Band is led by Kevin McLouth, instrumental music instructor/director of instrumental activities at Northeast.
Stewart Cramer, music instructor and director of vocal activities, is the director of Concert Choir and Ebony & Crimson. Margaret Schultz is the accompanist.
Members of the Community/College Concert Band include:
Flute: Emily Case, Gibbon; Annika Johansen, Pierce; Virginia Maas, Hoskins; Linda Steele, Norfolk; Britnie Rath, Battle Creek; Marie Scheer, Madison; Molly Suhr, Seward; and Cait von Lau, Creighton.
Baritone Saxophone: Holden Vavricek, Shelby.
Euphonium: Ken Hamsa, Norfolk and Riley Montoya, Newman Grove.
Trombone: Josh Fulton, Stanton; Zach Morris, Winside; Dr. Randy Neuharth, Norfolk; Troy Petersen, Chambers; and Jerimy Placke, Palmer.
Oboe: Caylan Hirschman, Norfolk; Brooke Painter, Norfolk; and Ashley Pedersen, Pierce.
Trumpet: Marty Beyer, Neligh; Nick Gubbels, Randolph; Sarah Harrod, Battle Creek; Lynn Matthies, Norfolk; Curtis Stevens, Creighton; and Les Swanson, Norfolk.
Bassoon: Melora Hirschman, Norfolk; and Zaidya Hirschman, Columbus.
Tenor Saxophone: Ryan Colsden, Stanton; Joshua Hughes, Norfolk; and Hayley Schmidt, Pender.
Percussion: Noah Kalvelage, Battle Creek; Connor Lemke-Elznic, Winside; Malcolm Opoku, Lincoln; Dalton Rath, Randolph; and Jeremy von Lau, Creighton.
Clarinet: Allison Backer, Norfolk; Karen Goetsch, Norfolk; Rosemary Gubbels, Plainview; Andres Hughes, Norfolk; Kala Rast, Newman Grove; and Amanda Smith, Norfolk.
Horn: Alexa Dougherty, O’Neill; Dr. Bryon Hirschman, Norfolk; Pat Leavell, Norfolk; and Zia Moore, Oakdale.
Bass Clarinet: Cecilia Ponce, Hartington; and Jamie Stange, Norfolk.
Tuba: Seth Rivest, Battle Creek, and Corbin Dean, O’Neill.
Alto Saxophone: Judene Abels, Norfolk; Isaiah Baker, Norfolk; Rhyan Kotrous, Verdigre; Brittany McConnell, Neligh; and Dylan Voss, Shelby.
Members of Ebony & Crimson include:
Alto: Grace Baker, Silver Lake; Alexis Lautzenhiser, Norfolk; Sydnie Neimann, Wayne; Emma Meisenheimer, Hartington; Katherine Perrigan, Norfolk; and Kala Rast, Norfolk.
Soprano: Rachel Biehl, Lexington; Hope Boyle, Norfolk; Morgan Kavulak, Bee; Shelby Laird, Pender; Megan McWhorter, Neligh; Cecilia Ponce, Hartington.
Tenor: Andres Hughes, Norfolk.
Bass: Caleb Franzen, Columbus; Dalton Rath, Randolph; and Sheldon Wattier, Norfolk.
Concert Choir members include all Ebony & Crimson members as well as Drake Boyle (tenor), Norfolk; KC Carey (alto), Norfolk; Amy Hammond (soprano), Randolph; Mackenzie Higgins (alto), Oakdale; and Alexis Lautzenhiser (alto), Norfolk.
The Spring Concert is free and open to the public. In addition, free will donations will be collected at the concert with proceeds to be presented to the Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk to assist in flood recovery efforts.