NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present School House Rock Live! Jr.

Spring play poster
03-21-2017

The North Dakota State College of Science Performing Arts Department will present its spring play, School House Rock Live! Jr., at 7:00 p.m. on March 28 and 29 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 (with an ID).

See NDSCS students perform “Conjunction Junction”, “I’m Just a Bill” and many other songs from the award-winning Saturday morning cartoon on which the play is based.

School House Rock Live! Jr., originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson, is based on the book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall and George Keating, with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe. The play is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

NDSCS Concert Band and Concert Choir to Perform April 6

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03-28-2017

The North Dakota State College of Science Concert Band and Concert Choir will perform in the College’s spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton. The concert is free and open to the public.

Following the concert, the performance groups will embark on a tour in New York City from April 7-12. Funding for the trip is provided by the students and by private donations. No college dollars will be used, and donations are still being accepted to help students pay for meals during the tour.

“This is a big step for NDSCS,” said Poyzer. “We strive to offer the four-year college experience in a two-year setting, and this is part of that complete education.”

On the tour, the Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Adam Hollingsworth, will play on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid, which is now docked in the Hudson River and includes the Space Shuttle Enterprise on its deck. The band will also perform in a combined event with the Concert Choir at Thomas Paine Park. The choir, under the direction of Bryan Poyzer, will have the opportunity to sing at the Statue of Liberty and tour Ellis Island.

The April 6 concert at NDSCS will feature many of the songs the Concert Band and Concert Choir will perform while on tour. The music selections will have a patriotic theme.

“These are still the kids of the September 11th era and they need a chance to view the memorials and see first-hand how music helps in the healing process and brings people together,” said Poyzer.

Other sites on the tour will include the newly constructed Freedom Towers, Broadway shows, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Plaza, St. Paul’s and St. Patrick’s Cathedrals, and attempting to be seen on TV during filming of NBC’s Today Show on the morning of April 11.

NDSCS Jazz Band and Wildcat Singers to perform April 24

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04-17-2017

The North Dakota State College of Science Jazz Band and Wildcat Singers will conclude their concert series with a performance on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature a variety of genres including rock, pop, country and jazz.

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Fall Concert October 24

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10-12-2017

The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its first concert of the season on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center.

All music groups, including the NDSCS Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Band and Wildcat Singers, will perform during the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted.

NDSCS Performing Arts department to present fall play November 16-18

Fall Play poster
11-08-2017

The North Dakota State College of Science Performing Arts Department will present its fall play, The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townwomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, November 16-18 in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center. The performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. General Admission tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for students.

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townwomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery is a comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr., presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Holiday Concert December 5

Music Notes
11-28-2017

The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its holiday concert on December 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center. Free will donations will be accepted and there will be a reception following the concert.

The concert will feature the NDSCS Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Adam Hollingsworth and the Concert Choir under the direction of Bryan Poyzer. This will be the final concert of the semester and will feature a variety of music, including three pieces by the newly formed NDSCS Voice Ensemble. There will also be a jazz piano tribute to Vince Guaraldi, the composer behind A Charlie Brown Christmas, by second year students Wayne Doe and Ben Schuler. The concert will conclude with a few sing-along carols.

The NDSCS Choir students will also perform at West Acres Mall in Fargo, N.D. on Friday, December 1 at 12:00 p.m.

NDSCS student musicians to perform with statewide collegiate groups

Music notes
01-25-2018

Five students from North Dakota State College of Science will be performing with statewide collegiate music groups on February 3. The students are:

North Dakota Collegiate Women’s Honor Choir:
Nicole Demars, Cavalier, N.D.
Faith Goettle, Campbell, Minn.
Brandi Romereim, Wahpeton, N.D.

North Dakota Intercollegiate Band:
Dilan Kluver-Pasche, Hoffman, Minn.
Luke Olsby, Wahpeton, N.D.

The Women’s Collegiate Honor Choir students will perform with singers from other North Dakota colleges at a concert on February 3 at 3:00 p.m. at the Reineke Fine Arts Center at North Dakota State University. The choir is an annual tradition at the North Dakota Choral Directors Association (ACDA) yearly convention. This year’s conductor is Dr. Philip A. Swan, who is Co-Director of Choral Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc. The students will prepare music during the month of January and have two days of rehearsal with Dr. Swan prior to the concert. 

The Intercollegiate Band students will perform with instrumentalists from other North Dakota colleges at a concert on February 3 at 3:00 p.m. at the Reiland Fine Arts Center at the University of Jamestown. The band has become an annual tradition in the state. This will mark the second year of NDSCS participation in the group. This year’s conductor is Professor Emeritus Larry Gookin of Central Washington University, of Ellensburg, Wash. The students will prepare music during the month of January and have two days of rehearsal with Professor Gookin prior to the concert.

High School Bands to join NDSCS for Band Festival

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01-26-2018

The bands from Wahpeton High School and Breckenridge (Minn.) High School will join the band from North Dakota State College of Science to perform a free concert on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton.

Throughout the day, the bands will work together with guest conductor Dr. Warren Olfert from North Dakota State University. The bands will perform a wide variety of music during the evening’s concert.

“This is a great opportunity for students to work with a different teacher than they normally do, as well as to play in a larger band,” said Dr. Adam Hollingsworth, NDSCS Director of Bands. “We invite the community to come to the concert and hear what our local students have been working on.”

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web
03-22-2018

The North Dakota State College of Science Performing Arts Department will present its spring play, Charlotte’s Web, at 7:00 p.m. on March 27 and 28 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.

Charlotte’s Web is based on the story by E.B. White, and dramatized by Joseph Robinette.

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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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