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Northeast Community College plans Holiday Concert Dec. 12

Northeast Community College plans Holiday Concert Dec. 12

NORFOLK, Neb. – The music department at Northeast Community College invites everyone to get in the holiday spirit with a concert to be held soon.

The Northeast Community College Holiday Concert will be held on Sun., Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center on the Norfolk campus. The college/community concert band and concert choir will take the stage as well as a percussion ensemble.

Vocal selections, directed by Caleb Nihira, will include “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” by Eugene Butler; “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella,” arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker; “In the Bleak Midwinter,” – arranged by Gustav Holst; and “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day,” arranged by John Leavitt.

Margaret Schultz is the accompanist.

With Kevin McLouth as director, the Northeast College/Community Concert Band will be performing “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson, “Into the Storm,” by Robert W. Smith and “On This Day Earth Shall Ring,” by         Holst and arranged by Smith.

The combined band and choir will also perform a “Christmas Sing-Along” arranged by James Ployhar.

Members of the Concert Choir 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.

Members of the Community/College Concert Band include:

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

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 – Becca Asbury, Norfolk; Jennifer Fees, Madison; Karen Goetsch, Norfolk; Daniel Gubbels, Norfolk; Destiny Holland, Norfolk; Sue Sieler, Norfolk; Hunter Snyder, Wood River.

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.

The concert is free and open to the public. It may also be viewed live at




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Members of the Northeast College/Community Concert Band play during a Holiday Concert in Dec. 2019. The group, along with the Northeast Concert Choir, will perform during a Holiday Concert on Sun. Dec. 12, 2021, at 2 p.m., in the Lifelong Learning Center on the College campus in Norfolk. The concert is free and open to the public.