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Mount Marty College Musicians Conduct Spring Tour


Published Date4\25\2012
The Mount Marty College Department of Music completed their annual spring jazz band and choir tour April 17-18.

The seventeen instrumentalists and twenty-four vocalists performed a one-hour concert Tuesday, April 17 in three locations in Nebraska; Osmond Public School, the Norfolk Veteran's Home and Ponca High School. Wednesday, April 18 the musicians brought their talents to Iowa, visiting Hinton Public School, Akron-Westfield Public School in Akron, and Remsen St. Mary’s School. The Jazz Band played well-known standards including "Blue Suede Shoes", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "Singin' in the Rain", while the choirs’ repertoire included "Amani", "Ubi Caritas", "Such Great Heights", and "Down in the River to Pray".

The Jazz Band, under the direction of Dean Rettedal, includes Emily Girard, Kearney, NE; Amanda Buschelman, Fordyce, NE; Carissa Scherschligt, Mitchell, SD; Stacey Schleich, Mitchell, SD; Sarah Donovan, Gretna, NE; Andrew Tshosik, Ellendale, ND; Kaleb Carsten, Kimball, SD; Kevin Cosman, Scotland, SD; Kelsey Sybrant-Venenga, Bassett, NE; Jeremiah Kiehn, Huron, SD; Megan Wortmann, Norfolk, NE; Kari Petersen, Omaha, NE; Dr. Alan Ferris, Yankton, SD; Megan Leader, Crofton, NE; John Hodson, Martin, SD; S. Mariel (Hyeonjin) Kang, Pusan, South Korea; and Anna Kollasch, Whittemore, IA.

The choirs, under the direction of Dr. Sean Vogt, include students Alyssa Duncan, Sioux City, IA; Brittany Healy, Harrisburg, SD; Micaela Rausch, Big Stone City, SD; S. Mariel Kang, Pusan, South Korea; Emily Schreur, Alcester, SD; Heidi Swanke, Sioux City, IA; Amanda Uthe, Madison, SD; Brooke Fischer, Sioux Falls, SD; Amy Berning, Comfrey, MN; Emily and Julie Girard, Kearney, NE; Andrea Hansen, Alton, IA; Kathryn Kelley, Norfolk, NE; Stacey Schleich, Mitchell, SD; Johanna Scheich, Mitchell, SD; Piper Wegener, Humphrey, NE; Anna Kollasch, Whittemore, IA; Shelby Mushitz, Geddes, SD; Kayce Olson, Ellendale, ND; Julia Schrier, Sioux Falls, SD; Leeza Thompson, Des Moines, IA; Vincent Humble, Bode, IA; Nathan Porras, Crofton, NE; Jeremiah Kiehn, Huron, SD; Kaleb Carsten, Kimball, SD; Ben Harmon, Omaha, NE; Kalib Heeren, Akron, IA; Kevin Cosman, Scotland, SD; Brett Korth, Plainview, NE; Riley Stack, Chadron, NE; and Aaron Zeller, Miller, SD.

The annual music tour has been a tradition of the Mount Marty College Music Department for over three decades. The two-day tour commenced with a Home Concert in Yankton on Thursday, April 19.