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"Heroes and Villains" Take Center Stage at 2013 WNCC Instrumental Fall Ball

October 21, 2013

Good and evil collide as the Instrumental Music Program at Western Nebraska Community College presents "Heroes and Villains" Saturday, November 16. The fifth annual Fall Ball, held at the Gering Civic Center, is a one night only dinner and show event. 


"Heroes and Villains" showcases all of the instrumental music ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, including student, faculty, and community talent.


The evening begins at 6:15 with social-hour music provided by Sultry Sounds, a student-led combo of vocals, sax, guitar, bass, and drums. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. with the Cougar Athletic Band and continues with Fire in the Pan Swingers, Monumental Rock Combo, and Western Nebraska Winds. Solos and small ensembles by students, faculty, and community members will be interspersed between the larger groups as well.

"Heroes and Villains" presents music of good guys and bad guys -- everything from a bad mobster to a good princess and from a good wizard to a very, very bad plant. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite hero or villain. Costumes will be judged between 6:15 and 6:45 by anonymous judges, so mingling is encouraged. Two winners will be recognized later in the evening, and each winner will be given a pair of tickets to Jump Jive and Swing, the community dance that takes place in the spring semester.


"We've got some really fun music already lined up for this year's program," says Johnson, director of instrumental music at WNCC. "And there are some great acts that will be auditioning next week to be added in as well. I think I think the evening will be all the more fun with the costume contest, too. I'm looking forward to seeing what ideas people come up with."


During the show, guests will enjoy a dinner of chicken penne alfredo, spinach salad with egg and bacon, roasted vegetable medley, and praline pumpkin cake.


Individual tickets are $27.50 and seating is limited. Purchase individual tickets, starting October 22, during regular business hours at the WNCC Business Office or via telephone at 308.635.6020.