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Groups to present special holiday concert

The College Singers and College Wind Ensemble from NCTC will team up on Friday for a special holiday concert.

The “Christmas Has Come” concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the main stage of the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the NCTC Gainesville campus.

The free concert will feature traditional holiday classics like “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

The College Singers will also perform some nontraditional choices like “Snow” from the Bing Crosby movie White Christmas, and also “Christmas Time Is Here” from the animated classic A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The audience will see a Victorian Christmas card come to life and a charming vignette that will feature community soloist Angela Doss.


‘Swingin’ Christmas’ fundraiser coming up

North Central Texas College and the Department of Drama and Dance invites area residents to a special holiday fundraiser concert on Sunday.

The concert will be headlined by the Gainesville Swing Orchestra, which has 20 members, and guest bandleader Dave Alexander.

Several vocalists will also join the band including Toney Walsh and Maria Harr.

The concert will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the main stage of the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the NCTC Gainesville campus.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Tickets for general admission seating may be purchased at the door.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Gainesville Swing Orchestra.

For more information about the concert and about the orchestra, visit .


College provides app design program

NCTC students can now get certified in the design of mobile applications through a program offered on the Gainesville campus.

The Mobile App Development program allows students to receive a certificate after just two semesters. The program, which was started in the fall, allows students to learn to program mobile apps for iOS devices like iPhones, iPads and iPods, as well as Android devices.

Classes meet in the new MacPro Lab on the Gainesville campus. The computer lab features 21 new Mac computers.

A minimum of 30 hours is required for graduation with a certificate in Career and Information Technology Game Design.

For more information, contact Debbie Huffman at 940-668-7731 ext. 4475 or by e-mail .