Performing Arts

Performing Arts at NDSCS includes choir, band and theater!

 

If you’re interested in the arts while attending NDSCS, the Performing Arts Department offers instrumental, vocal and theater opportunities.

Concert Choir

The NDSCS Concert Choir performs a variety of literature from all eras and is open to all college students.  The choir rehearses twice a week with additional opportunities for smaller ensembles and private voice. The choir presents concerts on campus, tours regionally each December, and tours nationally every other year.

Concert Band

The Concert Band performs a variety of band literature and is open to all college students. The band rehearses twice a week with additional opportunities for smaller ensembles and private lessons.  The band presents concerts on campus, participates at homecoming, and tours nationally every other year.

Wildcat Singers

The NDSCS Wildcat Singers are an auditioned group of concert choir singers that sing popular music.  The Singers perform regionally each month and visit school districts throughout the state.  The group rehearses twice a week, learns dance routines, and is accompanied by a rhythm section.

Wildcat Jazz Band

The NDSCS Wildcat Jazz Band is an auditioned group of concert band students that performs jazz standards and contemporary pieces. The Band performs regionally each month and visits school districts throughout the state.  The group rehearses twice a week and students have opportunities to explore jazz methods and improvisation.

Theater

NDSCS offers two classes in drama and presents a production each semester that is open to the public.  There are many opportunities for students to participate on and off stage in various roles.  Drama students may also attend professional productions as part as their education.

Private Lessons

NDSCS offers private instruction in voice, piano, all band instruments, and bass guitar.  Students will attend weekly lessons and are expected to complete a jury/recital at the end of each semester.

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NDSCS Performing Arts department to present two concerts in April

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04-04-2019

The NDSCS Performing Arts department will present two concerts in April, with the Concert Band and Concert Choir performing on April 16, and the Jazz Band and Wildcat Singers performing on April 30. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the North Dakota State College of Science campus in Wahpeton.

The NDSCS Concert Band and Concert Choir will present their last concert of the season on Tuesday, April 16. The Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Adam Hollingsworth, will perform a variety of pieces, including music from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”, as well as a medley from the motion picture “The Greatest Showman”. The Concert Choir, under the direction of Bryan Poyzer, will perform four pieces, including the a cappella piece “Sing Your Way Home” by Joseph M. Martin, as well as the song “Waitin’ for the Light to Shine” from the Broadway musical “Big River”.

The NDSCS Jazz Band and Wildcat Singers will present their final home concert of the season on Tuesday, April 30. The concert will include jazz standards, pop favorites and country classics.

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present spring play

NDSCS Spring Play
03-18-2019

The North Dakota State College of Science Performing Arts Department will present its spring play, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales, at 7:00 p.m. on March 26 and 27 in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton. Admission at the door is $5 for adults, and $1 for students.

The play is a comedy with music by John Glore, based on the book by John Scieszka and Lane Smith, and is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

High School Choirs to join NDSCS for Community Choir Concert

Community Choir Concert
02-14-2019

Choir students from Wahpeton High School and Breckenridge (Minn.) High School will join the choir from North Dakota State College of Science to perform a concert on Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.

The public is invited to the concert, which will be held in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton. The combined choir will be directed by Guest Conductor Dr. Charlette Moe from North Dakota State University.

NDSCS All-Collegiate Choir members

NDSCS students named to North Dakota All-Collegiate Choir

02-04-2019
Three students from the NDSCS Concert Choir were named to the 2019 North Dakota All-Collegiate Choir.

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NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Holiday Concert December 4

11-27-2018
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its holiday concert on December 4, 2018.

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present its fall play: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

11-02-2018
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its fall play, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.

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NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Fall Concert October 23

10-10-2018
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its first concert of the season on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

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NDSCS Performing Arts department to present two concerts in April

04-11-2018
The NDSCS Performing Arts department will present two concerts in April.

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Charlotte's Web

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Charlotte’s Web

03-22-2018
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its spring play, Charlotte’s Web.

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High School Bands to join NDSCS for Band Festival

01-26-2018
The bands from Wahpeton High School and Breckenridge High School will join the band from North Dakota State College of Science to perform a free concert.

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