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Dec
7
Wed
SHS orchestra to perform Wednesday @ Sheridan High School
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and baroque orchestras will present a combined concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School.

The Baroque Orchestra will perform Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 7 by Handel and Folk Song by Mendelssohn.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Praelude from “Holberg” suite by Greig, Elgie from Serenade for Strings by Tschaikowsky and “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin. 

Sidney Carroll will be the featured soloist with the chamber orchestra playing Dragoneti String Bass Concerto in G Major.

Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Dec
8
Thu
TRHS to host piano concert @ Tongue River High School
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DAYTON — Tongue River High School students will show off their piano skills with a concert Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Lizzy Martin and Hannah Johnston will host the Christmas event at the school for Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

The event will feature music and treats.

Tongue River High School is located at 1150 Main St. in Dayton.

Dec
9
Fri
Local AARP to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan chapter of the AARP will meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Towers dining room.

The event will include a potluck dinner and musical program from “Just Harmony.”

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

For additional information, call Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Sheridan College to present ‘Handel’s Messiah’ @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College symphony orchestra and festival chorus will present “Handel’s Messiah” on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are available through the WYO Theater box office, though a waiting list has been started.

For more information, see www.whitneyarts.org.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College. 

Dec
12
Mon
Ucross to host annual Christmas celebration
Dec 12 @ 7:34 pm – 8:34 pm

UCROSS — On Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., Ucross Foundation will present its fourth annual community Christmas celebration at the Park at Ucross. 

Festivities will take place at the Raymond Plank Creative Center and will feature Christmas music sung by the Buffalo Balladiers and a reading by bestselling writer Craig Johnson.

The event will include crafts for children and light refreshments. The evening will culminate with fireworks by Bruce Burns and the lighting of thousands of lights on trees throughout the park. Powder River Energy Corporation has provided volunteer help with the Christmas tree lights. The celebration is open to the public at no charge.

In the spirit of Christmas, the Ucross Foundation invites those planning to attend to bring canned and non-perishable food items for families in need. The donated items will be distributed to several of the local community food pantries.

The Raymond Plank Creative Center and the Park at Ucross are located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 16, about 10 miles east of Clearmont. For additional information, call 307-737-2291 or email info@ucross.org.

Dec
13
Tue
Christmas concerts planned for Dec. 13-16 @ muiltiple venues
Dec 13 – Dec 20 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of upcoming concerts planned at local schools.

Dec. 13

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, 6 p.m. 

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14

• Big Horn music department, 7 p.m., Big Horn High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School choir, 

• Tongue River Middle School choir, 6 p.m.

Dec. 15

• Sagebrush Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Story School, 6 p.m.

• Sheridan High School band, 7 p.m., Sue Henry Auditorium at SHS

• Tongue River Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 16

• Highland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Dec. 20

• Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Number of school holiday concerts set for Dec. 13
Dec 13 all-day

SHERIDAN — ‘Tis the season for children’s holiday performances. Here is a list of concerts planned for Dec. 13 at local schools.

• Woodland Park Elementary, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Meadowlark Elementary, 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School auditorium

• Tongue River High School band, time not immediately available

• Tongue River Middle School band concert, 6 p.m.

 
Dec
17
Sat
It’s tuba time in Sheridan County @ Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

SHERIDAN — The 17th annual Tuba Christmas in Sheridan will take place Saturday. Registration will begin at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall at 9:15 a.m., and rehearsal will begin at 9:30 a.m. All participants need to bring a music stand if they have one.

All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are cordially invited to attend.

There is a $10 registration fee, and books of specially arranged Christmas carols will be available for purchase.

The registration fee goes directly to the Harvey Phillips Foundation to help promote Tuba Christmas worldwide.

The Tuba Christmas band typically involves local musicians, although some performers have come from as far away as Montana, Idaho, South Dakota and Colorado. High school and college players are welcome to join the band, as are adult musicians.

A concert of traditional Christmas carols, free of charge, will be held at the Holiday Inn atrium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The public is encouraged to take a little time out of this busy season and enjoy the concert.  

Created by Harvey Phillips, Tuba Christmas 2016 concerts will be presented in more than 290 cities throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.

Phillips was inspired to create Tuba Christmas as an annual event honoring his mentor and teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell. 

Ariel Downing and Dale Hoffmann are local Tuba Christmas coordinators. The tuba-euphonium ensemble will be conducted by local tubist Ariel Downing, and by Richard Parmer, from Northwest Community College in Powell. 

 
Dec
20
Tue
Senior Center to host bluegrass, burgers Tuesday @ Sheridan Senior Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass jam session Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

During the jam, $2 burgers will also be available.

This month’s jam will feature a Christmas party and dance. All musicians and vocalists are invited to take a chair on stage.

Each musician takes turns choosing and leading the group in a song of his or her choice. 

For additional information, contact the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The center is located at 211 Smith St. in Sheridan.

Dec
21
Wed
Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan @ WYO Theater
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater.

According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie.

While the group has had success on its own, The Ten Tenors have also performed alongside music legends such as Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson and Christina Aguilera.

“So many people, particularly men, turn up to a show, having been dragged by their wives, arms folded, thinking they’re going to watch us croon to the ladies and serve up yet another watery classical-crossover show,” long-serving member of The Ten Tenors Scott Muller said. “Not too far into the show they realize we are a group of down-to-earth Aussie blokes, that have power and guts in our performance and they leave not only pleasantly surprised, but fans themselves.”

The Ten Tenors include Adrian Li Donni, Cameron Barclay, Florian Voss, Jared Newall, JD Smith, Jordan Pollard, Michael Edwards, Paul Gelsumini, Sam Roberts-Smith and Virgilio Marino.

Band members include Benjamin Kiehne on the piano, David Orr on the guitar and Trent Bryson-Dean on drums.

Each year the WYO Theater brings a variety of shows to Sheridan audiences. The nonprofit has a programming committee that sorts through a number of possible selections for any given season.

The Ten Tenors made the cut as a show committee members and Executive Director Erin Butler thought the community would enjoy.

In addition, this holiday season, the WYO Theater will host “Bad Billy’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The show will be performed Thursday through Sunday. The shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mars Theater.  Sunday’s show begins at 2 p.m.

On Dec. 22, the WYO Theater will present the annual “A Munsick Family Christmas.” The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Plan to attend?

What: The Ten Tenors, an Australian music ensemble

When: Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: WYO Theater

Cost: $45 for adults, seniors and military members and $42.50 for students

Dec
22
Thu
Join the tradition of a Munsick Family Christmas @ WYO Theater
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will once again host the annual Munsick Family Christmas performance on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The tight fitting family dynamics that join a story to a song are delivered in a way that makes a connection inside the hearts of young and old. Expect music from near and far wrapped up by tight harmonies in a style that can best be described as Western Americana.

Tickets cost $23 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Tickets are available through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
7
Sat
Next ‘Live from the Met’ to feature ‘Nabucco’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 7 @ 10:55 am – 12:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Verdi’s “Nabucco” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

“Nabucco” is a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco).

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084. 

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
10
Tue
SJHS band to perform concert @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School band will perform a concert Jan. 10 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

Jan
12
Thu
SJHS choir to perform @ Sheridan Junior High School
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School choir will perform a concert Jan. 12 beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Early Auditorium.

The Sheridan Junior High School is located at 500 Lewis St.

 
Jan
14
Sat
The Bills to perform at Mars Theater @ WYO Theater
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Bills will perform at the Mars Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bills have earned two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards. They are known for their acoustic talents in the folk and roots genre. 

Tickets for the event cost $19 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military members and $13 for students. Tickets are available at wyotheater.com, at the WYO Theater box office or at 672-9084.

The Mars Theater is located in the WYO Theater at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
21
Sat
WYO Theater to host ‘Live from The Met’ @ WYO Theater
Jan 21 @ 10:55 am – 7:18 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliette” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances transmitted live to movie theaters and other venues around the world.

Tickets are $21 for adults and $11 for students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office. For more information, call the box office at 672-9084.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Jan
27
Fri
Forbes to perform at Whitney Center for the Arts @ Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Mike Forbes will perform with Eric Jenkins in a recital Friday at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Forbes, who currently lives near Madison, Wisconsin, will perform on the tuba, while Jenkins will play the piano.

Forbes has two solo albums. He began his career with the U.S. Army Band and subsequently served on the music faculty at universities along the East Coast and in the Midwest.

Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office and wyotheater.com.

The Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
2
Thu
Brubeck Brothers to perform at Whitney Center for the Arts @ Sheridan College
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will welcome the jazz ensemble, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Sons of jazz legend, Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together their entire lives. They cut their first record together in 1966 — nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, including with their father and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. 

Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete the dynamic quartet. 

Tickets cost $30 for adults and $25 for students and seniors. See wyotheater.com or call 307-672-9084 to purchase tickets. Information on this concert and all other Whitney Center for the Arts events can be found at www.whitneyarts.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
7
Tue
Ken Lavigne to perform at the WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Singer Ken Lavigne will perform at the WYO Theater Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. 

Joined by a two-piece ensemble, Lavigne takes his audience on a journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Told with songs and stories, Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog. 

Tickets to attend the show are $21 for adults, $18.50 for seniors and military and $16 for students. 

For more information about Lavigne, see www.kenlavigne.com. 

For more information about the Sheridan performance and to get tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 307-672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com. 

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
10
Fri
Local AARP chapter to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers dining room Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner.

Trip’n for Biscuits, a folk, bluegrass and good-times band from Sheridan will perform.

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St. For additional information, contact Helen Mitchell at 672-5904.

Feb
11
Sat
SC to host auditions for music scholarships Feb. 11 @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Music Department will hold music scholarship auditions on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

SC offers scholarships for students studying music at three levels: Presto (full tuition plus room and board); Vivace (full tuition); and Allegro (partial tuition). The scholarship awards cover two full years at SC. Additionally, students from non-music disciplines may apply for the Allegro scholarship.

To sign up for auditions, students should see www.tinyurl.com/SCMusicDay2017. Auditions may be done in person at the WCA or online via Skype.

Students wishing to pursue priority admission must audition on Feb. 11. Students may also audition after Feb. 11 by appointment only.

For more information or to set up an audition after Feb. 11, please contact Bergman at 307-674-6446, ext. 3015, or rbergman@sheridan.edu.

Feb
14
Tue
American Idol winner to perform at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The winner of the 2006 season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks, will perform at the WYO Theater on Tuesday.

The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for adults cost $32. The cost is $29.50 for seniors and military members and $26.50 for students.

For additional information, see wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
15
Wed
Dwight Yoakam VIP tickets available @ WYO Theater
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, will perform at the WYO Theater on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

While main floor and balcony tickets are sold out, VIP tickets are still available.

The VIP package includes one ticket to the show, one signed item to be provided by the artist, a meet and greet photo and two Yoakam signature guitar picks.

The VIP package costs $226 per person.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
17
Fri
SC to host Gresl in concert Friday @ Sheridan College
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Jason Gresl at the Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Gresl, a clarinetist, has performed in a variety of orchestral and chamber music settings. By day, he stays busy as the clarinet instructor and guest lecturer at Andrews University, Lake Michigan College and Sheridan College. By night, he can be found performing contemporary classical concerts with his duo Claricello (www.claricello.com), freelancing in various Michiana orchestras, acting on the community theatre stage and exploring multidisciplinary arts in his ensemble.

Tickets for his Sheridan performance are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com. 

For more information about the Whitney Center for the Arts, see whitneyarts.org. For more information about this performance, call Dr. Erin Hanke at 674-6446, ext 3014.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Feb
18
Sat
WYO Theater to host ‘Artrageous’ show @ WYO Theater
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — While a high-energy, fast-paced, color-enhanced performance sounds like something geared toward children, both WYO Theater executive director Erin Butler and the show’s performers are quick to correct that misconception.

Artrageous — an interactive art and music experience — includes music, dancing and a form of quick-drawing.

“It’s geared toward kids in the sense that we want to expose students and children to multiple forms of art happening at the same time and (show them) that art doesn’t have to be one thing or the other,” Butler said. “But the show really appeals to a wider audience.”

Butler explained that the music included in the shows will be familiar to adults and noted that the art is very professional.

“So kids will like it because it’s fun, loud and high-energy,” Butler said, “but adults will like it because of the artistry.”

John deWolf said Artrageous is comprised of a team of friends that have been performing together in one form or another since the 1980s. 

“One of the ways this all makes sense is that, for instance, we might do a song from the 1950s and combine that with a live action painting of an icon from the 1950s — singing, dancing and a 6-by-6 painting of Elvis appears in a matter of minutes,” deWolf said.

He said the show is “gently” engaging and the group works to ease folks into the interactive parts of the show. They do a meet and greet as attendees come into the lobby and engage the audience throughout the show in a safe, fun way. 

“They love the opportunity to hop up on stage with us,” deWolf said. 

Both Butler and deWolf said the show is different from what most people have seen.

“I’ve never seen anything like it — ever; it’s really unique,” Butler said.

deWolf said the group has performed in Wyoming in other forms, but this is the first time Artrageous will come to Sheridan County.

The show will take place at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $32 for adults, $29.50 for seniors and military, $26.50 for students. For more information about Artrageous, visit www.artrageousexperience.com. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office.

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Brubeck Brothers to perform at Whitney Center for the Arts 7:30 pm
Brubeck Brothers to perform at Whitney Center for the Arts @ Sheridan College
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will welcome the jazz ensemble, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Sons of jazz legend, Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan Brubeck[...]
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Ken Lavigne to perform at the WYO 7:30 pm
Ken Lavigne to perform at the WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — Singer Ken Lavigne will perform at the WYO Theater Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.  Joined by a two-piece ensemble, Lavigne takes his audience on a journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie[...]
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Local AARP chapter to gather Friday 5:30 pm
Local AARP chapter to gather Friday @ Heritage Towers
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers dining room Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Trip’n for Biscuits, a folk, bluegrass and good-times band from Sheridan will perform.[...]
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SC to host auditions for music scholarships Feb. 11 9:00 am
SC to host auditions for music scholarships Feb. 11 @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Music Department will hold music scholarship auditions on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. SC offers scholarships for[...]
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American Idol winner to perform at WYO 7:30 pm
American Idol winner to perform at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — The winner of the 2006 season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks, will perform at the WYO Theater on Tuesday. The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults cost $32.[...]
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Dwight Yoakam VIP tickets available 7:30 pm
Dwight Yoakam VIP tickets available @ WYO Theater
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, will perform at the WYO Theater on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. While main floor and balcony tickets are sold out, VIP tickets are still available. The VIP package[...]
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SC to host Gresl in concert Friday 7:30 pm
SC to host Gresl in concert Friday @ Sheridan College
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Jason Gresl at the Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Gresl, a clarinetist, has performed in a variety of orchestral and chamber music[...]
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WYO Theater to host ‘Artrageous’ show 7:30 pm
WYO Theater to host ‘Artrageous’ show @ WYO Theater
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERIDAN — While a high-energy, fast-paced, color-enhanced performance sounds like something geared toward children, both WYO Theater executive director Erin Butler and the show’s performers are quick to correct that misconception. Artrageous — an interactive[...]
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