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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:

Notre Dame College and its performing arts programs will present the 2014 annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Regina Auditorium.

The show is free and open to the public.

The night of music featuring the College Concert Band and the College Choir, in addition to smaller instrumental and vocal ensembles, will honor Andrew P Roth, Ph.D., and his achievements during his time as president of Notre Dame College.

The Notre Dame College Graduate Action Research Project Presentations will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the Administration Building. 

The program begins at 2 p.m.  in the foyer with introductions and a welcome from Dr. Nicholas Santilli, vice president for academic and student affairs at the College. Dr. Santilli also will announce the 2014 St. Catherine’s Medal recipient in professional education. 

The Notre Dame College international, educational travel trip in 2015 will include the historical and cultural highlights of Germany─the homeland of the College’s founders, the Sisters of Notre Dame─as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.

The experiential learning opportunity and application of global responsibility will take place February 26-March 7, 2015, when the College contingent is expected to spend two days in Brussels, three in Amsterdam, one in Hamburg and two in Berlin.

Notre Dame College’s Performing Arts Programs will host their third annual dinner and raffle fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at Normandy Catering Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Tickets are $40 and include entrance to the event, dinner, dessert and full open bar. All of the money raised will go directly to students of the performing arts at the College.

The event will include a premium basket raffle, a gift card tree, sideboard games and many other giveaways. Cash and other prizes also will be raffled throughout the night.

Notre Dame College will host the exclusive showing of The Musical Theater Project’s “Loud but Honest: The Impact of Ethel Merman” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in its Regina Auditorium.

The concert tribute to the Broadway performer known for introducing a new kind of woman on Broadway─the brassy dame─will include songs that showcase her trademark belt, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host the premier showing of “NUN,” an exhibit of portraits of a group of retired Sisters of Notre Dame by award-winning artist Judy Takács. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run from April 10 through May 23. 

WHAT: Jim Brickman’s “Yesterday Once More,” A Musical Tribute to the Carpenters, presented by Mercury Summer Stock.

The Notre Dame College Art Club and Art Department 2014 All Student Art Show is not only free and open to the public this year but also free and open to all students who want to enter.

For the first time, the entry fee for students to participate in the juried show has been waived. Cash prizes still will be awarded during an opening reception for the exhibit beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the College’s Performing Arts Center. The student works will remain on display through April 22 in the Performing Arts Center.

The Notre Dame College Indoor Percussion Ensemble (NDIPE) has been promoted by Winter Guard International (WGI), the governing body of international competition, to the Percussion Independent Open Class.

The move makes NDIPE the only open-class competitive ensemble in Northeast Ohio.

This promotion, determined by a panel of judges and the WGI Advisory Council, is based upon a higher level of performance and show difficulty exemplified by the program and its members.