Nebraskats Show Choir Hosts Middle School Clinic and Performance Friday

Eileen Jahn
director of Nebraskats, 308.865.8618

The Nebraskats, the University of Nebraska at Kearney show choir, will conduct a show choir clinic for area middle school students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Friday, Nov. 11, concluding with a performance at 7:30 p.m.

The clinic will begin with rehearsals for the evening show and break-out sessions for learning techniques of singing, dancing and acting for show choir. The clinic, open to students in grades six through eight, will give young vocalists an opportunity to learn from, interact with and perform with the Nebraskats.

Participants of the afternoon clinic will perform Ev’rybody Wants to Bea Cat  from the Disney filmThe Aristocats with the members of the UNK show choir.

The Nebraskats will also perform the musical selection Irving Berlin:A Century of Song  includingThere’s No Business Like Show Business. Other selections comprising the program are Operator, I Can’t Give You Anythingbut Love, Jerome Kern: A Choral Portrait and Defying Gravity  fromWicked.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Students participating in the 2005 Show Choir Clinic are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:

Hastings (St. Cecilia) – Mackenzie Hinrichs, Taylor Hubbard, Laura Koch,

Brianna Mahoney Poppe, Brady Menke, Alex Rodriguez, Maggie
Skoch, Emily Streff, Drew Tillemans, Katelyn Weidt and Kelsey

Kearney – Jeni Cramer, Kearney Catholic Middle School; Alissa Harris,

Horizon Middle School; Hannah Kirschner, home school; Rachel
Lentfer, Horizon Middle School; Shelby Miller, Sunrise Middle
School; Kellie Warren, Sunrise Middle School; and Lydia Wilke,
Sunrise Middle School

Minden (Middle School) – Jenna Blazer, Bryce Dolan, Kaile Geist,

Conner Miller, Rachel Schnoor, Graham Schnoor and Laynee

Wood River (Middle School) – Maggie Arnett, Raegan Hartmann and

Jessica Thienel

The 2005 Nebraskats members, who are selected each fall through
competitive auditions, are listed below alphabetically by hometown:

     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); Erin Schledewitz (alto)
     Kearney – Tray Henricksen (tenor), Joseph Knispel (tenor)
and Logan Stickney (tenor)
     North Platte – Brette Covington (alto)
     Ord – Benjamin Dennis (bass)

Accompanying the choir are the members of the Nebraskats Band. Members are listed alphabetically by hometown:

Columbus – Bethany Potter (piano)
Ravenna – Brad Bohn (bass guitar)

     Windsor – Dillon Riley (guitar) and Dirk Riley (percussion)