NORFOLK, Neb. – The music department at Northeast Community College will continue its concert series in this weekend with a Pop Concert. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sun., Nov. 13, at 2 p.m., in the Cox Activities Center Theatre on the Norfolk campus.
The Northeast Singers Express, an audition swing choir, performs on campus during the academic year and on tour in the spring to high schools in the region. Margaret Schultz, music instructor, is the director of the Northeast Singers Express and will accompany the group.
The Northeast Jazz Machine is an audition jazz band that performs at Northeast basketball games, goes on tour in the spring to area schools, and performs at Northeast Community College concerts.
The Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble (NAJE), incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1980, is a group of local musicians who come together to keep jazz and big band music alive. It is a registered non-profit that performs for donations around the area and then turns those donations into scholarship opportunities. It will perform jazz and pop standards from over the past 50-years at the concert.
Kevin McLouth, instrumental music instructor/director of instrumental activities, is the director of the Northeast Jazz Machine and NAJE.
All three groups will perform a variety of pop songs and jazz styles.
Members of the Singer’s Express include Reilly Donscheski, Palmer; Carter Hasemann, Wayne; Emily Hespe, Springview; Destiny Holland, Norfolk; Connor Larsen, Tilden; Jeremiah Plak, Coleridge; Hailey Seagren, Wausa; Collin Sowards, Maryville, Mo.; Rhiannon Van Fleet, Norfolk; and Ram Watters, Panama.
Members of the Jazz Machine include Allie Kotrous, Verdigre; Rachael Nuernberger, Wakefield; Sam Reed, Aurora; Gabe Ramos, Chadron; Jae Sager, Amherst; James Schoenberner, Gayville, So. Dak.; Anthony Strizek, Valparaiso; Brianna Worley, Raymond.
The Northeast Media Arts – Broadcasting Department will livestream the concert. It may be viewed at https://team1sports.com/northeastcc/