Northeast students named to Nebraska Intercollegiate Band

by jamesc  2/15/2017 1:50:09 PM -- 

NORFOLK – Two Northeast Community College students have been recognized for their exceptional musical abilities. Estefany Mendevil-Rodriguez and Seth Rivest have been selected to participate in the annual Nebraska Intercollegiate Band.

The group is made up of approximately 90 outstanding instrumentalists from colleges and universities across Nebraska. 

The Nebraska Intercollegiate Band will perform on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in the Kimball Recital Hall of the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln following two-days of intensive rehearsals. The concert is one of several that will be performed during the annual Nebraska State Bandmasters Association state convention.

Mendevil-Rodriguez, a percussionist, is a graduate of Norfolk Senior High School and was selected as a member of the Nebraska (High School) All State Band. Upon completing her studies at Northeast Community College, she will transfer to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD, to pursue a degree in civil engineering.

Rivest, who plays the tuba, is graduate of Osborne Park Senior High School in Manassas, VA. He is pursuing a degree in behavioral science at Northeast. He and his daughter, live in Battle Creek.

Mendevil-Rodriguez and Rivest are members of the Northeast Community College Concert Band, directed by Kevin McLouth, music instructor/director of instrumental activities at Northeast.

McLouth, said he is pleased Mendevil-Rodriguez and Rivest have been selected for this honor.

“They will get the chance to perform in a great facility with other great musicians and make some great music and memories.”

 

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