Notre Dame College Indoor Performing Arts Programs Wrap-up Fourth Straight Successful Year

For the fourth year in a row, the Notre Dame College Indoor Ensembles have completed a full competition season, with international and regional championship performances.

The programs, comprised of Notre Dame College Indoor Percussion Ensemble (NDIPE), and Notre Dame College Indoor Color Guard (NDCICG,) each competed on a regional and national level receiving critical and follower support from across the marching arts community. A few achievements from this year include:

  • Participation in Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championship and Regional Competition and Mid-East Performance Association (MEPA) local competitions by both ensembles, including shows in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Charlotte and WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
  • NDCICG competed against 70 international ensembles at WGI World Championships and achieved semi-finalist status for the second year in a row.
  • Gold medal winning performance seasons in MEPA championships for both ensembles.
  • NDIPE promotion from Independent-A to Open Class based upon a higher level of performance and show difficulty exemplified by the program and its members.
  • A sold-out performance at the Notre Dame College Friends and Family Show in the campus Keller Center.
  • NDIPE won the 2014 WGI Indianapolis Regional.
  • NDCICG achieved Finalist Status at all three WGI Regionals they attended.

The programs have showed tremendous growth in each of their first four seasons, both in size and talent, according to William Neater, Ed.D., director of performing arts programs at the College.

"The Notre Dame College performing arts programs are excited to build upon their growth and development far into the future," Neater said. "These programs represent a tremendously high level of achievement within the performing arts community. They are hallmarks of the activity within the Northeast Ohio region, and we are becoming a destination of success within this realm of competition."

"The life-changing and exciting opportunities offered within the Indoor Programs help to ensure that Notre Dame College performing arts are synonymous with quality, success and development. I couldn’t be happier with the achievements of these ensembles this winter," Neater added.


About Notre Dame College Performing Arts

The Department of Performing Arts program aims to integrate music into the lives of students, and into the campus culture of Notre Dame College while also supporting students’ by fostering synergistic ties to academic goals and student success at the collegiate level.

For more information on the Notre Dame Department of Performing Arts, Like Notre Dame College Performing Arts on Facebook, Follow us @NDCPerforms on Twitter, or Email Bneater@ndc.edu. Information also is available on the college website at www.NotreDameCollege.edu/PerformingArts.



For 91 years, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers 22 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Highlights of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff and small class sizes.