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Spring concert to be held this weekend

Spring concert to be held this weekend

NORFOLK, Neb. - The music department at Northeast Community College will host its annual spring concert this weekend. The concert will be held on Sun., May 9.

The Community/College Band will perform outdoors at 2 p.m., in the courtyard, north of the College Library on the Norfolk campus, 801 E. Benjamin Ave. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Cox Activities Center Gymnasium. The Northeast Choir will be in concert in held at 4 p.m., in the Cox Activities Center Theatre. Seating will be limited. Social distancing will be followed and masks are required.

Selections to be performed by the Community/College Concert Band include Bohemian Rhapsody, by Freddie Mercury and arranged by Walter Mertens; Maple Leaf Rag, by Scott Joplin and arranged by Clifton Jones; Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, Rhythm of the Winds; Vesuvius by Edward Freytag; and Rhythm of the Winds by Franck Erickson. 

The College/Community Concert Band is led by Kevin McLouth, instrumental music instructor/director of instrumental activities at Northeast.

“We are just excited to play live music again,” McLouth said. “Our plan for the semester had us break the concert band into four smaller groups to allow in face rehearsal during the pandemic.”

McLouth will also direct the choir with Adjunct Instructor Kathi Angeroth directing the strings as well as accompanying the students.

Members of the Community/College Concert Band includes a trumpet choir, woodwind choir, brass choir, a Northeast percussion ensemble, and Kapela Cervne, which is Bohemian for Red Band. 

Bass Clarinet: Nathan Ruhrer, Ponca.

Bassoon: Melora Hirschman, Norfolk.

Baritone: Ken Hamsa, Norfolk; Zayne Ruden, Norfolk.

Baritone Saxophone: Ryan Ginn, Norfolk.

Clarinet: Dani Beyer, Neligh; Karen Goetsch, Norfolk; Danny Gubbels, Norfolk; Ashlyn Hamilton, Verdigre; Sue Seiler, Norfolk; Jessica Stark, Plainview.

Euphonium: Riley Montoya, Newman Grove.

Flute: Carrie Jensen, Norfolk; Annika Johansen, Pierce; Hannah Maslonka, Battle Creek; Virginia Maas, Hoskins; Marie Scheer, Madison; Linda Steele, Norfolk; Cait von Lau, Creighton.

Horn: Mason Cone, Nickerson; Dr. Bryon Hirschman, Christopher Laursen, O’Neill; Norfolk; Pat Leavell, Norfolk.

Percussion Ensemble: Hunter Celesky, Ceresco; Charlie Henkel, Norfolk; Justice May, Atkinson; Malcolm Opoku, Lincoln; Curtis Stevens, Creighton; Tory Stevens, Creighton; Cait Von Lau, Creighton; Jeremy von Lau, Creighton.

Tenor Sax: Tory Stevens, Creighton.

Trombone: Josh Fulton, Norfolk; Randy Neuharth, Norfolk; Levi Suing, Crofton.

Trumpet: Chris Asbury, Norfolk; Kelly Asbury, Norfolk; Christalin Ginn, Norfolk; Sarah Harrod, Norfolk; Lynn Mattheis, Norfolk; Les Swanson, Norfolk; Curtis Stevens, Creighton; Hannah Vokoun, Chelsea IA; Becky Walter, Norfolk.

Tuba: Seth Rivest, Battle Creek.

Members of Northeast Choir include:

Taylor Arens, Crofton; Drake Boyle, Norfolk; Aaliyah Brown, Norfolk; Anthony Bruhn, Creston; Madison Burns, Norfolk; Shelby Laird, Norfolk; David McCaffrey, Norfolk; Haylea Schmidt, Stanton; Grace Sendgraff, Fremont; Hannah Vokoun, Chelsea, IA; and Nolan Whitney, Bellwood.

Students who will accompany the choir with string instruments are Joanna Leckband, Foster; Annika Johanson, Pierce; and Ethan McCorkle-Dieken, Lincoln.

The Spring Concert is free and open to the public. Patrons should bring lawn chairs to the outdoor concert.



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Kevin McLouth, instrumental music instructor/director instrumental activities at Northeast Community College, directs members of the College/Community Band in a 2019 concert. The band and the Northeast Choir will hold a spring concert on the College’s Northeast campus on Sun., May 9. The band concert will be held at 2 p.m., in the courtyard north of the library, 801 E. Benjamin Ave. The choir concert will be held at 4 p.m., in the College’s Cox Activities Center Theatre.