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Dallas Brass Visit to Vernonia
Still on Schedule
The long awaited visit by the Dallas Brass to the Ver-
nonia School district on February 1, 2008 is still on
schedule. Because of the flood, arrangements are being made to host the eve-
ning concert at a new location, most likely the Sunset Presbyterian Church locat-
ed off Highway 26 in Hillsboro. More details will be announced as they become
The Vernonia Band Boosters club was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Co-
lumbia County Cultural Coalition to help defray costs to host the Dallas Brass.
Vernonia High School Band Director Robert Izzett said this is a real vote of con-
fidence from the Columbia County Cultural Coalition, and a real boost to the
Vernonia Schools Band program.
The Dallas Brass includes an unprecedented educational component with each
performance to educate and inspire local student musicians. The music students
of Vernonia Middle and High School, as well as qualifying students from other
school districts, will spend the afternoon with the Dallas Brass musicians in re-
hearsals and clinics, then take the stage to perform with the Dallas Brass during
the evening performance. “This will be an evening of music this community will
not soon forget,” says Michael Levine, Dallas Brass founder and trombonist.
Incorporating humor with intricate playing and a touch of history, the internation-
ally acclaimed Dallas Brass will perform some of America’s greatest hits from
the past 230 years during their evening performance. Stirring audiences of all
ages wherever they go, the Dallas Brass performs the sounds of Henry Mancini,
Benny Goodman, Leonard Bernstein, John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland and
more. “American Musical Journey” is a showcase of the gifts American compos-
ers have given to our nation and a delightful and elegant display of the musical
talents of this outstanding ensemble.
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In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony
orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops, the New
York Pops, and the Philly Pops conducted by Peter Nero. The Dallas Brass has
performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as
well as touring overseas to Europe and the Far East.
American Musical Journey is fun, lively, and entertaining - perfect for the entire
family. Tickets can be purchased at Creatures Pet Shop or by emailing vernonia-
email@example.com. Tickets for Adults (19 and over) are $10, for Students and
Senior Citizens $8.
For more information contact Rob Izzett, Vernonia Schools Band Director at (503)
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First Fridays of Vernonia is a new cultural event held every month
on the first Friday. Centered around the Vernonia Community Learn-
ing Center and its gallery space, First Friday brings our community
together to share food, conversation, and the arts.
The First Friday Committee is looking for performers, artists, ven-
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