president of CMENC, (308)-520-1438
The Nebraskats, under the direction of Eileen Jahn, will give the opening performance for the University of Nebraska at Kearney annual Open House Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
In addition to performances by the Nebraskats, and other groups and soloists, there will be a music Quiz Bowl in the Fine Arts Choir Room from 12:30-1:30 p.m., just before the departmental recital, which begins at 1:45 p.m. in the Choir Room. From 3 – 4 p.m., the Symphonic Band will perform in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. All performances and activities are free and open to the public.
The Quiz Bowl is a game-show competition composed of teams of UNK music students. Questions are based on music theory, ear training, music history, music pop culture and other music trivia. Four teams of five are competing this year. The winning team will receive $250 ($50 per person) in scholarship money to put towards their music degree.
The Open House is a service project to the music department organized by the UNK chapter of Collegiate National Association for Music Education (MENC).
This is the seventh year MENC has sponsored the event.
Members of the 2005 Nebraskats, listed alphabetically by hometown, include:
Chappell – Clifford Holman, bass
Columbus – Drew Marty, bass
Elkhorn – Jordan House, soprano
Falls City – Dustin Johnson, bass
Grand Island – Russtanna Faimon, soprano; Alicia Spelts, alto;
and Rutheah Williams, soprano
Holdrege – Leslie Butler, soprano, and Erin Schledewitz, alto
Kearney – Tray Henricksen, tenor; Joseph Knispel, tenor; and Logan
North Platte – Brette Covington, alto
Ord – Benjamin Dennis, bass
Members of the Nebraskats Band, listed alphabetically by hometown, include:
Columbus – Bethany Potter, piano
Ravenna – Brad Bohn, bass guitar
Windsor – Dillon Riley, guitar, and Dirk Riley, percussion