Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Looking for a wonderful experience during the holidays?
Make plans to attend "Christmas with the Trail Band," on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School auditorium, 1602 May Street.
Marv and Rindy Ross of the well-known 80s band Quarterflash originated the eight-piece all-star Trail Band ensemble in 1991 to play period music in celebration of the Oregon Trail's Sesquicentennial.
The group's performances proved extremely popular, and they have continued to enthrall and entertain audiences with original and traditional arrangements in a wide range of musical styles.
The band has eight albums, including a new one released in 2003. Three of the albums are of Christmas songs.
"Christmas with the Trail Band" features songs, humorous stories, and instruments from holiday seasons past, along with terrific special guests, including Northwest favorite Linda Hornbuckle.
The Hood River concert is the last of those to be held around Oregon before the band wraps up its holiday schedule with five shows at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland.
The Hood River concert is a benefit for the Hood River County Education Foundation.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children 14 and younger.
Tickets are available at Klindt's in The Dalles, Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, and Collage of the Gorge in White Salmon.