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Jazz, Show Choir Performances Highlight Sunday Afternoon

Jazz, Show Choir Performances Highlight Sunday Afternoon

NORFOLK, Neb. -- The Northeast Community College Music Department presented its final performance of the 2023-24 school year on Sunday, April 28, in the Lifelong Learning Center on the college campus.

The Tour Concert is the culmination of the students’ work and outreach to several area schools.  

The Northeast Singers’ Express performed a variety of pop songs from the 60s to the present. The men and the women each were featured as well. 

They were followed by the Jazz Machine's portion of the program. These student musicians performed several assorted styles of jazz that include straight ahead swing, 2nd line, Samba and funk styles. 

Margaret Schultz, music instructor and choral activities director, was the vocal director and accompanist for the show choir. 

Kevin McLouth, director of instrumental studies, was the director of the Jazz Machine. 

Members of the Singers’ Express were: 


Noemi Hernandez, Columbus; Destiny Holland, Norfolk; Trinity Peltier, Cozad


Taylor Kleinschmit, Bloomfield; Jasper Wermers, West Point


Alberto Cartela, Norfolk; Jeremiah Polok, Coleridge


Carter Hasemann, Wayne; Kellan Sager, Norfolk; Luke Warner, Elm Creek

Members of the Jazz Machine were: 


Janel Bussing, Yutan; Kyler Dean, O’Neill; Raina Jacobson, Creston; Carter Meysenburg, Fullerton


MacKenzie Cast, Hebron; Chelsea Hartman, Rapid City, S.D.; Leah, Levin, Ashland; Madison Parker, Tilden; Hailey Riebeling, Sioux Center, Iowa


Charlie Henkel, Norfolk; Tony Strizek, Brainard


Chris Efta, Pierce; Alexis Lind, Tilden

Show Choir Cutline 

Kellan Sager of Norfolk hoists Destiny Holland of Norfolk during the Northeast Community College Singers’ Express Show Choir performance on Sunday, April 28. The Northeast Jazz Machine also performed at the Lifelong Learning Center. (Northeast Community College)