Notre Dame College Performing Arts to Showcase Indoor Ensembles

Notre Dame College Performing Arts to Showcase Indoor Ensembles

The Notre Dame College and Northeast Ohio communities will have their one and only chance to see a full performance of the College's Indoor Percussion Ensemble (NDIPE) and Color Guard (NDCIG) at 7 p.m. March 28 in the campus Keller Center.

The Annual Notre Dame College Performing Arts Indoor Ensembles Friends and Family Show will feature the 2013 Indoor Percussion Ensemble show titled "23" and the NDCIndoor Color Guard show "End of the Ride.”

The performance is free and open to the public as well as students, faculty and staff, although a suggested donation of at least one scratch-off lottery ticket is gladly accepted.

"Our programs are excited for the opportunity to showcase this work to the college and community," said William Neater, Ed.D., director of performing arts at Notre Dame. "This event is a great way to highlight all of our very talented musicians and performers, along with the great diversity within the department of performing arts at Notre Dame College. These programs represent a confluence of artistic effort, community relations, dedication and student excellence on an unparalleled scale."

The show is a unique opportunity not only for the community to view performances of the indoor programs but also for the teams to practice before they enter into the 2014 championship season. Both the percussion ensemble and the color guard will conduct full runs of their respective productions at the event.

The Indoor Percussion Ensemble and Indoor Color Guard compete on regional and national levels, including shows in Pittsburgh, Dayton, Charlotte and Indianapolis, but do not compete locally. Both groups have seen much success in each of their first three years of existence, including continued prestige in the Mid-East Performance Association (MEPA) and Winter Guard International (WGI) competitive circuits. The Notre Dame programs are currently featured on the websites of both competition organizations.

To raise funds for its programs, the College's performing arts program also is hosting its third annual dinner and raffle from 6-11 p.m. April 25 at Normandy Catering Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway in Wickliffe, Ohio. Tickets for the event and a separate raffle for a 60-inch LED Smart television are available by calling William Neater, director of performing arts at 216.373.6399, or by emailing bneater@ndc.edu (Cash, Check, and Credit Card Accepted). One hundred percent of money raised from the event will go directly to students of the performing arts programs. Additional information about the raffle dinner can be found at NotreDameCollege.edu/PerformingArtsDinner.

The performing arts at Notre Dame aims to integrate music into the lives of students, and into the campus culture of the 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 performing arts programs, like Notre Dame College Performing Arts on Facebook, follow @NDCPerforms on Twitter or email bneater@ndc.edu. Information also is available on the College website at 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.