TONKAWA — The season finale Full Moon Concert in Tonkawa on Sunday, Oct. 13 will feature the Stillwater-based band “MORGAN,” named after the lead singer Morgan Reynolds.
Since 2011, “MORGAN” has been captivating audiences with uniquely powerful vocals, excellent musicians, multiple instruments and edgy, Americana songwriting. “Soul Tree,” an original song by Reynolds, received Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting, top five in Americana category in The Great American Songwriting Contest 2019.
The four-member band returns to Tonkawa by popular demand after their debut 2018 Full Moon performance delivered a magical and memorable evening of live music under the stars. “MORGAN” pushes the boundaries of rock, blues, jazz and folk music genres. Group members are Reynolds, vocals, saxophone, piano, guitar, flute, songwriter and manager; Victor “McFly” Denny, lead guitar; Wayne “Gretzsky” Bovenschen, percussion; and Dave “DBomb” Grounds, bass guitar.
The free outdoor concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Tonkawa Centennial Park, 301 E. Grand. In case of inclement weather, the performance will take place in the Santa Fe Depot across the street from the park. Since permanent seating in the park is limited, the public is invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets and snacks. Pets on leashes are welcome. Restroom facilities are located in the Santa Fe Depot.
During the evening, time will be scheduled for all to walk the world’s only heart-shaped labyrinth under the light of the full moon. The walk concludes with the traditional howl at the moon from the labyrinth goal.
North Central Oklahoma Arts Council and Heart in the Park Committee sponsor the free concerts held May through October at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the full moon. A grant from Walmart provided additional financial support for the 2019 concert series. Audrey Schmitz, Chair of the Full Moon Concert Series, is already scheduling performers for 2020.
Northern Oklahoma College (NOC), 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.
NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City.
In 2019, NOC celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Enid campus and a 15-year partnership with OSU for the Gateway Program.
NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 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.
Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about NOC or visit www.noc.edu.