Dr. Andrew White
Nebraskats director, 308.865.861

UNK – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Nebraskats, a 14-voice touring show choir with a five-piece band, will perform on Sunday, April 11, at the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Directed by Dr. Andrew White, the performance begins at 3 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

The Nebraskats will perform the same repertoire from their recent five-day concert tour to Chicago, which includes songs by Michael Jackson, selections from the musical “13” and “The Song of Purple Summer.” The concert will also feature a variety of pop-style music including the “Dreamgirls Medley,”  “Maroon 5 Medley,” and songs originally written and sung by multi-platinum artist Michael Buble.

Founded in 1967, the Nebraskats are the oldest college-level show choir currently performing in Nebraska. Each year, members are selected through competitive audition. All members are full-time UNK students who represent many areas of study across campus. This year’s Nebraskats are listed below, alphabetically by hometown and state:

Alma– Heidi Kauk, radiology major, alto
Auburn– Hannah Om, musical theatre major, soprano
Belgrade– Jami Scott, English education major, music minor, alto
Burwell– Dillon Nelson, musical theatre major, bass
Creston– Emily Wemhoff, public relations major, soprano
Grand Island– Shaylie Murphy, music education major, soprano
Grand Island– Phillip Zuehlke, business administration major, music minor, tenor
Juniata– Addison Heeren, math education major, music minor, bass 
Kearney– Clifford Holman, music education major, bass
Lincoln– Nate Rocke, musical theatre major, tenor
Lincoln– Sadie Lubeck, broadcasting major, soprano
Ord– Taylor Fahey, communication disorders major, alto
O’Neill– Jordan Peterson, musical theatre major, tenor

Burlington– Codie Milford, musical theatre major, bass

The student band accompanists, their majors and the instruments they play, are listed below, alphabetically by hometown and country:

Atkinson– Kelli Garwood, education major, keyboard
Fremont– Josh Steager, music education major, drums
Grand Island– Gustavo Rodriguez Berrera, music business major, guitar        
Kearney– Anthony Ford, music business major, saxophone
Wahoo– Matthew Braunsroth, music education major, bass guitar                

Japan– Ayae Mori, music major, keyboard

Blake Thompson, a UNK student from Dalton, is assistant director for the group.