A Cappella group 'Ball in the House' to perform on October 25 as first in Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series

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A Cappella group 'Ball in the House' to perform on October 25 as first in Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series

October 12, 2016

Ball in the House Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series (NWOCS), an organization that seeks to bring cultural performances and entertainment to northwest Oklahoma, kicks off its lineup with Ball in the House at 7 p.m. in Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Herod Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Season tickets for the concert series are $20 for students and $40 for adults.

Ball in the House is an R&B, soul, pop a cappella group based out of their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. With their extensive tour schedule—nearly 150 shows a year—Ball in the House has performed all over the country at theaters, clubs, schools and festivals.

The group has performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Fantasia, The Jonas Brothers, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, and numerous others. For six years Ball in the House members were the voices behind the Kraft Cool Whip commercials. The group has appeared on The TODAY Show, America's Got Talent, The Daily Buzz, and the Philadelphia 4th of July Parade.

The Boston Globe says of the group, "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/R&B band...the one thing it doesn't have is instruments."

Band members include vocalists Monty Hill, Dave Guisti, Wallace Thomas, Ben Detty, and Jon J. Ryan, drummer.

This year, seven different contributor packages are being offered, each including season tickets, reserved seating and program advertisements. The sponsorship packages are as follows:

· Member, $150 to $249 contribution—three season tickets, seating in reserved section and name recognition in concert program.
· Partner, $250 to $349 contribution—five season tickets, seating in reserved section and name recognition in concert program.
· Friend, $350 to $499 Contribution—seven season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a quarter-page ad in concert program.
· Associate, $500 to $749 contribution—nine season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a quarter-page ad in concert program.
· Sustainer, $750 to $999 contribution—11 season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a half-page ad in concert program.
· Patron, $1,000 to $4,999 contribution—18 season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a full-page ad in concert program.
· Benefactor, $5,000 or more contribution—25 season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a full-page ad in concert program.

The reserved seating section at each concert will be held until five minutes prior to the performance.

Other performances for the concert series are Link Union, Nov. 29, 2016; Enid Symphony and Northwestern’s University Chorale, March 7, 2017; and Bella Donna, April 25, 2017All concerts will take place at 7 p.m. in Northwestern’s Herod Hall Auditorium.

Anyone interested in purchasing a sponsorship package or season tickets should contact Kimberly Weast, professor of theatre arts and chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at kkweast@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8462.

Season tickets and single event tickets also are available at the door or online at https://nwocs.ticketbud.com/.

Stay up-to-date with NWOCS by liking the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NorthwestOkCS/ or on Twitter at @NorthwestOkCS. Keep an eye out for the hashtag #NWOCS.

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is supported by Northwestern, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Charles Morton Share Trust.

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