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NWSCC Music Department plans Homecoming event

The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Music Department has been a staple for rural Northwest Alabama for approximately 40 years.

On Saturday, April 29, NW-SCC will hold a Homecoming Celebration for all the alumni of the NW-SCC Music and Fine Arts Department.

NW-SCC Music Department alumni will participate in a banquet at 5 p.m. in the Student Center (Building 305) and hold a concert (open and free) for the public at 7:30 p.m. in teh Lou B. Bevill Center. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. all alumni choir and band members will check in and prepare for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

The NW-SCC Music Department began in the mid-1970s b Elanor Christiansen. Over the last 40 years the NW-SCC Music Department has changed names from Northwest Alabama State Junior College (established in 1963) to Northwest Alabama Community College (established in 1989) to Northwest-Shoals Community College (established in 1993).

Throughout tis time the NW-SCC Music Department:

- Won five state championships in Jazz Ensemble and Show Choir/Chorale.
- Produced 17 Broadway Musicals, including "Hello Dolly," "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Music Man."
- Produced the Christmas production, "Legend of Toyland" for 30 consecutive years.
- Employed full-time faculty (in chronological order): Eleanor Christiansen, Lanny McAlister, Jeff McAlister, George Crummie and Bob Head.

Alumni of the NW-SCC Music Department who would like to participate in the Homecoming Celebration Banquet and Concert are encouraged to contact Greg Weeks at 256-710-8963 or email greg@connectionforthelord.org. Cost for non-alumni attending the banquet will be $10, and reservations should be made in advance. Details for the event can be found on the NW-SCC Music Homecoming Facebook group.

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