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The University of Nebraska at Kearney Nebraskats Show Choir will celebrate “40 years of Song and Dance” this weekend (April 5 and 6), concluding with a 3 p.m. concert Sunday in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The anniversary weekend will welcome back Nebraskats alumni. The reunions are held every five years. Former directors Dr. Annabell Zikmund and Eileen (McDole) Jahn are coordinating the weekend’s events. Visitors will be invited to take a guided tour of campus and to attend choir rehearsals. Former members will also be invited to perform pieces during the concert on Sunday. The current Nebraskats members and the alumni will perform. The alumni will join current Nebraskats for a group performance, as well.
The concert is free and open to the public.
“We have seven members from the original (1967-1968) ensemble who have confirmed they are coming,” Jahn said. Special 40th anniversary t-shirts are available for purchase through the Department of Music and Performing Arts.
The current members of the Nebraskats are listed below by hometown:
Dalton- Blake Thompson
Grand Island- Michelle Conley
Grand Island- Patrick York
Grand Island- Phillip Zuehlke
Hastings- Brittany Davidson
Kearney- Tray Henrickson
Kearney- Clifford Holman
Kearney- Mary Lanka
Mullen- Darci Boyer
Omaha- Alex Ritter
Seward- Katherine Bauer
The student instrumentalists for the group include:
Fairbury- Heidi Hilligas, keyboards
Kearney- Miles Margritz, drums
Ayako Ishida, keyboards
Dammam- Noor Ghamedi, guitar
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Saturday morning, April 5
9:30 a.m. Guided Tour of UNK Campus – meet at Admissions Office, Memorial Student Affairs Building.
10 a.m. Get-together for coffee and cookies
10:30 a.m. Music rehearsal – “Maybe Someday,” other pieces
Noon Lunch on own
1:30 p.m. Rehearsal (music and choreography)
6:30-7 p.m. Meet at Nebraskan for dinner in the Sandhills Room
Sunday afternoon, April 6
1:30 p.m. Rehearsal run-through
3 p.m. Concert