The WNCC Instrumental Music Department presents “Fall Ball: Circus, Circus! “| Education
“I’m excited because last year we only had one real performance,” he said. “So it’s kind of the first time we have to do a normal concert. … So I’m excited.
Of course, it takes a lot of rehearsal time, but it still turns out to be a lot of fun, especially with a theme like circus music.
“It makes me realize how much of a clown I am,” said first year Keanna Turnbull.
It was surprising for Eckerberg to even find music for groups that don’t usually do circus-type shows.
“It’s interesting, especially for this (rock) band, and how… when you hear the circus theme, you think to yourself, ‘what song could that be? “”, did he declare. “… It’s interesting that we got to come up with some stuff, and some of it is overkill – like we did Britney Spears’ ‘Circus’. It’s just interesting to get creative with the theme and everything.
In fact, the theme offered a chance to get really creative, as two of the jazz band’s tracks are originals, arranged by one of Johnson’s retired army friends.
“We had two tracks that were written specifically for this show,” Johnson said, “… so this (will be) the very first performance of those.”
The Bal d’Automne: “Circus, Circus! will take place on Friday, October 29 at the Gering Civic Center. The event begins with a social hour at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a show at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature music from Cougar Rock, Fire in the Pan Swingers, Western Nebraska Winds and a few singers from the WNCC. Tickets cost $ 32 and can be purchased at https://www.wncc.edu/community/performing-arts.