WILLISTON, N.D. - The holiday music season is here and it is a busy one for the Williston State College Music Program.
On Friday, November 23, the Williston State Community Orchestra (WSCO) strings will play at the James Memorial Art Center's Warm Up after the Light Up of Harmon Park at 7 p.m. WSC has participated in this event since 2013.
The WSCO will also perform at Bethel Lutheran Home on Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. as part of the annual Crusade for Strings hosted by Williston's local music club, Thursday Musical.
"Thursday Musical collects donations at this event and uses those funds to send area string students to International Music Camp during the summer," explained Dr. Norris. "The camp is located between the U.S. and Canada in the International Peace Gardens."
On Thursday, December 6, the Teton Athletic Band will perform during the Teton basketball games while the WSC Choir will participate in the Downtown Stroll on Friday, December 7. The choir will sing carols with Beth Olson and the First Lutheran Church choir.
On Sunday, December 9, WSC will host its 6th annual WSC Holiday Concert at 2:30 p.m. in the Skadeland Gym.
Dr. Norris began the Holiday Concert tradition in 2013. The concert features 50 musicians from both the WSC Choir and the WSCO performing holiday music and some traditional concert selections.
This event is open to all ages and free to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door and will benefit the WSC Music Department.
The WSCO continues in the spring and the group is always looking for string players. If interested, please contact Dr. Norris.
For more information about these events or the WSC Music Department, please contact Dr. Norris at 701.774.4572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on WSC please visit www.willistonstate.edu, call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.