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Playful Tunes Accented During Northeast Concert on Sunday

Playful Tunes Accented During Northeast Concert on Sunday

NORFOLK, Neb. -- There was an extra chorus of fun Sunday afternoon during the annual Northeast Community College Spring Concert.

Mixed between some serious songs, there were some lighthearted performances from the Concert Band and Concert Choir, including some songs from cartoons and movies. 

The Concert Band, which includes a mixture of area musicians and Northeast students, performed the Cartoon Symphony, which included the theme song from the Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Hour, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, the Pink Panther, the Simpsons and Merrie Melodies, among others.  

The band also performed Pirates of the Carribean, along with several serious pieces, including Concertino, which featured several solos from Dr. David Klee of Columbus on flute. 

“That’s a really tough act to follow,” quipped Kevin McLouth, director of instrumental studies at Northeast, who directed the band. 

Margaret Schultz, Northeast vocal director and director of choral activities, directed the Concert Choir, which performed the “Mother Goose Madrigals” from Baa, Baa Black Sheep to Pop Goes the Weasel. 

Another selection from the Concert Choir included just the women, performing “Dear Future Husband,” which included such lines as “You got to know how to treat me like a lady, even if I’m acting crazy.” 

The men also had a turn at playfulness, performing “Danger Zone” from the movie Top Gun while wearing sunglasses. 

The choir also had serious moments, such as when it sang “Alchemy” featuring Dr. Randy Neuharth of Norfolk on trombone and Dr. Linda Boullion accompanying on piano. 

Another concert will take place next Sunday, April 28, at the Lifelong Learning Center at 2 p.m., which will include the show choir. 


Spring Concert Cutline 

Dr. Randy Neuharth of Norfolk plays the trombone, with Dr. Linda Boullion accompanying on piano and Margaret Shultz directing the Northeast Concert Choir during a concert Sunday afternoon at the Lifelong Learning Center. (Northeast Community College)