NDSCS Performing Arts department to present Spring Concert on April 16

Spring Concert invitation

The NDSCS Concert Band and Choir will present their final concert of the season on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The concert is free and open to the public.

The choir will present a diverse selection of music including the traditional spiritual “Swing Down Chariot” arranged by Andre J. Thomas, and two pieces by modern composers; “Give us Hope” by Jim Papoulis and “Omnia Sol” by Z. Randall Stroope.

The Concert Band will be playing Elements, by the current composer Brian Balmages, a couple of sea shanties set by Zack Wilson, music from the Pirates of the Caribbean, the New Orleans classic Just a Closer Walk with Thee, and a special feature by a low brass ensemble called Down in the River.

Free admission, a diverse musical program, and an opportunity to support the arts through free will donations — this concert is set to be an evening well spent. Come and enjoy the talent of our NDSCS musicians!

KSCS Wildcat Radio takes it to the next level

sound table and microphone

Fall of 2023 marked the initial launch of the KSCS Wildcat radio network. The newly formed club, on the campus of North Dakota State College of Science, debuted with a diverse line-up of podcasting programs created by students.

As of March, the station hosts seven different podcasts that stream on Spotify monthly.

“We are thrilled with the diverse programming and the educational skills that are being learned.” stated club advisor Bryan Poyzer.

The recording station is located in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center, right alongside the Performing Arts Department. The center of campus provides a convenient hub for students of all programs to participate in this unique opportunity.

The show’s themes are not necessarily associated with the student’s programs on campus. There is one show dedicated to Playing Dungeons and Dragons, and another focusing on college life and mental health. Other shows are more specific and includes advice on auto maintenance and the future of agriculture education.

Due to the ease of Spotify, the campus station is getting attention from three continents. “Keeping it Real with Brooke” has had listeners in Australia and the faculty hosted podcast “Down and Dirty with Diesel” has found a home in Ireland. The latest editions to the KSCS family are “The Ag Bros” who discuss agriculture education and “The Procrastination Station” which has the format of a two hour radio broadcast.

All KSCS shows can be found on Spotify or accessed through the NDSCS webpage

NDSCS Performing Arts to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid on April 6-7, 2024

The Little Mermaid signage

NDSCS Performing Arts Spring Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid has been rescheduled to Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th, 2024 at the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS Wahpeton campus.

The Little Mermaid takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch, and use her voice to capture the heart of a prince.

Featuring all the beloved songs from the Academy Award®-winning animated film, as well as three new songs from the Broadway show, this production is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Directed by Amy Frauenberg, with musical direction by Bryan Poyzer and choreography by Courtney Diestler, this enchanting production will bring the underwater tale to life on stage. The cast of 22 NDSCS students showcases the incredible talent and dedication of the College's performing arts community.

The public is invited to attend these performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid — Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for students. Free admission will be offered for Military members, Law Enforcement, and NDSCS students and employees with their IDs. Join us for a journey under the sea that the whole family will treasure.

Learn more about the NDSCS Performing Arts department at

photo of menu and food from the Scholarship Dinner

NDSCS Culinary Arts Hosts Successful Scholarship Dinner

Fundraiser held to benefit NDSCS Culinary Arts students