Category Archives: Fine Arts

Cast and crew set for fall production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Theatre Department is in rehearsals for its next production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. Performance times for the show are Wednesday, Oct. 18, Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. and […]

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“The Extraordinary Art of Life” theme of Northwest’s September art exhibit        

The theme for Northwest Mississippi Community College’s first fall art exhibition is “The Extraordinary Art of Life” and will feature the works of artists from the DeSoto Arts Council. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m., and the exhibition will run from Sept. 4 – 22 in the Northwest […]

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New Northwest drum major preparing for fall marching season

Brynden Foster of Senatobia has been named drum major of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Ranger Band for 2017-2018, according to Jared Brownlee, marching band director. Foster is the son of Bert Foster of Senatobia and Kristie Foster of Senatobia. He is a 2017 graduate of Senatobia High School where he was drum major for […]

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Northwest Wind Ensemble to present concert Thursday, April 27

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Wind Ensemble  will present their concert, “Heroes” on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. Selections include “Captain America March” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of John B. Ungurait. The concert is free to […]

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Northwest Singers to perform original piece by local composer on April 20  

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Singers will perform an original piece by local composer Reese Norris at their April 20 concert, according to Susanne VanDyke, director of choral activities. The 7 p.m. concert is free to the public and will be held at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. VanDyke said that this […]

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Percussion Ensemble/Steel Band Concert is Tuesday, April 11

The Northwest Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band concert will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. Featured pieces from the Percussion Ensemble  include “Me Tarzan” by Chris Crockarell and “Technology” by Jim Casella. The Steel Band will perform the classic “Brown-Eyed Girl” and a Calypso […]

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Northwest theatre program brings home prestigious awards from regional festival

Students in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s theatre pathway are not only preparing for their production of “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits” in mid-April, they recently attended the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Georgia. Several students from the theatre department attended the regional event Feb. 7-12 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Two […]

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Baker named first chair Collegiate All State Band

Ethan Baker of Senatobia, left, a freshman studying music education at Northwest Mississippi Community College participated in the Mississippi Collegiate All State Band at Hinds Community College on March 25. Baker was named first chair alto saxophone after competing with musicians from Mississippi senior and community colleges. Baker also participated in a Master Class at […]

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Symphonic Winds and Brass Ensembles to present concert Thursday, April 6

The Northwest Symphonic Winds and Brass Ensembles will present their Spring Concert this Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. The groups are under the direction of Jeff Triplett and Justin Robinson. Featured pieces include “Encanto” by Robert W. Smith, “Fantasy on a Welsh Folksong” by  Robert E. Foster and “Of […]

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Northwest drum major, guard and Rangerette auditions announced

Audition dates for drum major, guard and Rangerettes at Northwest Mississippi Community College have been announced, according to Justin Robinson, assistant director of bands. Auditions for the 2017 drum major of Northwest’s Ranger Marching Band will be held on Friday, April 28 from 4-6 p.m., Robinson said. Guard auditions will be held on Friday, April […]

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