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NOC Gala Tickets available March 31


Tickets for the 25th Annual Northern Oklahoma College Gala go on sale Tuesday, March 31, at 9 a.m.

The Gala is set for Sunday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at NOC Tonkawa, 1220 East Grand Avenue.

 Internationally noted conductor and Tonkawa native Gerald Steichen will direct the Gala in a program of light opera and Broadway show tunes featuring Mary Fanning Driggs.

  Joining Steichen and Driggs will be NOC music faculty Edward Dixon, Dineo Heilmann, Chad Anderson, Shannon Varner, Brandon Haynes, the NOC College Choir and the Gala Chamber Orchestra, comprising members of area symphony orchestras.

  General admission tickets are $20 each and are non-refundable.

  To purchase tickets on March 31 via credit card, patrons may call the Office of Development and Community Relations located in the Vineyard Library-Administration Building at 580.628.6214.  Northern accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  Tickets may be purchased in person by credit card, cash or check.  Tickets not picked up in advance will be held in the foyer of the Kinzer Performing Arts Center for pickup from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  the evening of the performance. The box office will be open from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. should tickets still be available for purchase.  The auditorium opens at 6:30 p.m. the night of the show.

  Reservations will not be accepted through voicemail or email and cannot be made before March 31.

  Patrons who would like to contribute to the Annual Gala Concert may contact Sheri Snyder, Executive Director of the Northern Oklahoma College Foundation, Inc., at 580.628.6292 or contribute on the NOC Foundation website at  Contributions are tax deductible.

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  Serving nearly 5,000 students, NOC is a public, two-year community college with locations in Tonkawa, Enid and Stillwater.  The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  For more information about Northern Oklahoma College or giving to the NOC Foundation, please contact the development office at (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at