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Northeast Music Department to open season with fall concert

Northeast Music Department to open season with fall concert

NORFOLK, Neb. - Northeast Community College instrumental music and vocal groups will open their 2021-22 season with a fall concert. The concert will be held Sun., Oct. 31, at 2 p.m., in the Lifelong learning Center on the Norfolk campus, 601 E. Benjamin Ave. It will feature selections by the Northeast College/Community Concert Band, percussion ensemble.

With Kevin McLouth, instrumental music instructor/director of instrumental activities, as director, the Northeast College/Community Concert Band will perform Carmina Burana, by Orff and arranged by Jay Bocook; A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed; Elegy for a Young American by Ronald Lo Presti; and Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor and arranged by Aubrey Winte. In addition, the percussion ensemble will perform A Few Good Men by Chris Brooks.

Northeast College/Community Concert Band members include:

Flute – Carrie Jensen, Norfolk; Virginia Maas, Hoskins; Hannah Maslonka, Battle Creek; Ellie Phelps, Newman Grove; Marie Scheer, Madison.

Bass Clarinet – Shyann Rohloff, Osmond; Nate Ruhrer, Ponca.

Euphoniums Ken Hamsa, Norfolk; Riley Montoya, Newman Grove; James Shoenberner, Gayville, So. Dak.

Trombone – Tom Brodecky, Columbus; Josh Fulton, Stanton; Randy Neuharth, Norfolk; Clint Oldehoeft, Exeter; Jason Schmidt, Battle Creek.

Trumpet – Chris Asbury, Norfolk; Kelly Asbury, Norfolk; Sarah Harrod, Norfolk; Lynn Matthies, Norfolk; Dominic Pavlick, Verdigre; Gabe Ramos, Chadron; Curtis Stevens, Creighton; Les Swanson, Norfolk; Hannah Vokoun, Chelsea, Iowa; Becky Walter, Norfolk.

Bassoon – Melora Hirschman, Norfolk.

Alto Sax – Serina Babcock, Verdigre; Rhyan Greenough, Norfolk; Alex Heiman, Randolph.

Tenor Sax – Ally Staub, Albion.

Baritone Saxophone – Ryan Ginn, Norfolk; Allie Kotrous, Verdigre.

Clarinet - Jennifer Fees, Madison; Karen Goetsch, Norfolk; Daniel Gubbels, Norfolk; Destiny Holland, Norfolk; Sue Sieler, Norfolk; Hunter Snyder, Wood River; Jessica Stark, Plainview.

Percussion – Emily Carstens*, Creighton; Hunter Celesky*, Ceresco; Charlie Henkel*, Norfolk; Caleb Neben*, Lexington; Madison Tunender*, Atkinson; Rhiannon Van Fleet*, Norfolk; Jeremy von Lau*, Creighton.

Tuba – Garrett Jorgensen, Gayville, So. Dak.

Horn – Bryon Hirschman, Norfolk; Kitra Hirschman, Norfolk; Pat Leavell, Norfolk.        

Vocal selections, directed by Caleb Nihira, adjunct music instructor at Northeast, include:

Ching-A-Ring Chaw by Aaron Copeland and arranged by Irvine Fine; Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma and arranged by Ryan O’Connell; Dies Irae by Wolfgang Mozart and arranged by Patrick Liebergen; If Music Be the Food of Love by David Dickau; and Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz and arranged by Kirby Shaw.

Margaret Schultz, music instructor at Northeast, is the accompanist.         

Concert choir members include:

Alto – Taylor Arens, Crofton; Katherine Carey, Norfolk; Reilly Donscheski, Palmer; Destiny Holland, Norfolk; Rhiannon Van Fleet, Norfolk.

Soprano – Katherine Edmisten, Norfolk; Lela Frerichs, Stanton; Shelby Klaumann, Gladstone; Maya Marfileno, Norfolk; Leah Rast, Newman Grove; Grace Sendgraff, Fremont; Claire Thompson, Hoskins; Madison Tunender, Atkinson.

Tenor – Drake Boyle, Norfolk; Hanna Vokoun, Chelsea, Iowa.

Bass – Parker Barnes, Wahoo; Kellan Sager, Norfolk.

The October 31 concert is free and open to the public.




*Percussion Ensemble.PHOTO ID: Northeast Community College Fall Concert, Oct. 2018.