Band takes first: Silverton ensemble rules division at Portland parade

June 2018 Posted in Community, Music & Band, School, Sports | Comments Off on Band takes first: Silverton ensemble rules division at Portland parade

The Silverton High marching band took home first place June 2 in Portland’s Starlight Parade competition. The band, under the direction of Frank Petrik, played the Big Four March of Karl King and Happy Together by the Turtles and outscored the ...

Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

May 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Garden, Music & Band | Comments Off on Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

Craft brew fans familiar with the Oregon Garden Brewfest will discover a lot that’s new at the Oregon Garden BrewCamp June 15-17. BrewCamp is a new take on the Father’s Day weekend experience at the garden.There’s more activities – from yoga ...

Singing stars: Silverton High choir ties for first in state competition

May 2018 Posted in Community, Music & Band, School, Sports | Comments Off on Singing stars: Silverton High choir ties for first in state competition

The Silverton High choir shared the state title with Central at the OSAA Class 5A competition held May 3 – 5 at George Fox University in Newberg. The Foxes, led by director Cole Haole-Valenzuela, totaled 324 points, five more than Central. ...

Mini-opera debuts: Silverton composer’s Love Is Strong as Death at Abbey

January 2018 Posted in Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on Mini-opera debuts: Silverton composer’s Love Is Strong as Death at Abbey

By James Day Silverton composer Christopher Wicks will debut a new mini-opera with a pair of matinee performances next month at the Mount Angel Abbey. Love Is Strong As Death was inspired by an English folk ballad, The Unquiet Grave. It performs ...

Sidewalk Shindig: Capturing a musical guide to community

November 2017 Posted in Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on Sidewalk Shindig: Capturing a musical guide to community

[embed]https://vimeo.com/239270906[/embed] By Michael Turner Oct. 7, 2017, 1:30 p.m. I got off work and walked across the bridge over Silver Creek into downtown Silverton, where the Sidewalk Shindig was already in full swing. Crowds had descended for the sixth year of Silverton’s ...

The band plays on: Area musicians stage April 29 festival

April 2017 Posted in Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on The band plays on: Area musicians stage April 29 festival

By Nancy Jennings The air will be filled with music at the eighth annual Mid-Willamette Adult Band Festival on Saturday, April 29, in the Silverton High School Auditorium. The Silverton-based Marion County Citizen’s Band will join three other participating bands: Keizer Community ...

Music lessons: Sharing a passion

April 2017 Posted in Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on Music lessons: Sharing a passion

[caption id="attachment_7735" align="alignleft" width="300"] Instructor Nick Champeau and owner Corey Christensen of Soundstream.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner It’s never too late to learn a musical instrument, according to Nick Champeau, an instructor with Soundstream in Silverton.“I think that any time is a good ...

A life changer: Sweet, sweet music memories

April 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Music & Band | Comments Off on A life changer: Sweet, sweet music memories

I remember the day that changed my life.  I was in ninth grade and a friend and I got tickets to a concert. It wasn’t just any concert. Gladys Knight and the Pips and the Temptations were the featured acts. By ...

World of music: Oregon students ambassadors in a universal language

October 2017 Posted in Music & Band, School | Comments Off on World of music: Oregon students ambassadors in a universal language

By Eric Quinones It brought together 350 high school students from across Oregon. It took them half way across the globe. It allowed them to share joy and hope with strangers who spoke different languages. The simple yet powerful “it”? Music. In ...

What’s new: Mount Angel prepares a few new notes for 2017 Oktoberfest

October 2017 Posted in Community, Music & Band | Comments Off on What’s new: Mount Angel prepares a few new notes for 2017 Oktoberfest

New bands, new beers, and new culinary treats will be part of the 52nd annual Mt. Angel Oktoberfest Sept. 14 - 17. “We don’t want to change from the great traditions of quality entertainment, great beers and wines, incredible foods, and ...