Niobrara County High School held their final concert of the 2016-2017 year. Under the direction of Becky Mendoza, NCHS band, choir, concert choir, and the guitar class performed for Niobrara County residents last Tuesday, May 16. In total, thirteen pieces were performed by the groups with Debbie Rose accompanist on the piano for the concert choir. During the concert choir’s performance of ‘Zum Gali Gali’, Jaden Matthews accompanied on the hand drums and Allison Williams accompanied on the flute.
During the various sets, Mendoza presented awards to her students for their hard work over the course of the year, and to her seniors.
Mendoza also took the chance to perform with her students. Mendoza performed a song with the band in which she made a special note that very few high school bands could self-direct the way the NCHS band did during the song. She also performed ‘Moana Uli’, translated to ‘deep blue sea’, with the guitar class.
The concert choir performed ‘See You Again’, arranged by Alan Billingsley and performed by Wiz Khalifa for the Fast and Furious series in their four song set. The song will also be performed at the graduation ceremony for the class of 2017.
Mendoza was presented with ‘Thank You’s’ from her students for her dedication to both the music program and her students.