NPCC end-of-year concert is May 3

Karissa Jackson
Monday, April 10, 2023

North Platte Community College’s end-of-year concert May 3 will feature a movie theme and a guest appearance by Hershey High School students.

“We invite everyone to come enjoy ‘A Night at the Movies’,” said NPCC Music Instructor Kristin Simpson. “It has been so fun preparing the music. We are excited to present the songs and to have the audience guess what movies the music comes from.”

Selections will include: “Down to the River to Pray,” “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying,” “The Jazz Police,”I Got Rhythm” and “The Magic of Harry Potter.”

The following NPCC students will be showcased: Karissa Jackson, of Cozad; Dustin Cartmill, of Gothenburg; LaReina Colton, of Imperial; Trenton Emmons, of McCook, and Don Kurre, Hannah Langley, Lisa Pickett, Anja Tejral and Cole Vencill, all of North Platte.

The high school students, directed by Rebecca Brittenham, will play one piece on their own and another alongside members of the college’s jazz band, The Jazzy Knights. NPCC’s concert choir, The Knightly Singers, are also part of the lineup.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the McDonald-Belton Theater on the NPCC South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd. A reception will follow in the McDonald-Belton fireplace area.

The event is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be available for purchase as part of a fundraiser for NPCC’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education.