Around a year ago, the remodel of our office building in downtown Portland was complete. We had the building re-faced with stucco, the old copper cladding replaced, and new windows installed.
Ever since Molly asked her parents for a flute when she was seven years old, her passion has been playing music. She continues to play the flute, but her big "ah-ha moment" came when she decided to give the bassoon a try during her freshman year and there was simply no going back. It was an odd, love-at-first play sort of experience. Congratulations to Molly Burke of Summit High School in Bend.
Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) is pleased to announce 2014 College Scholarship Recipients. The first of which is Krisin Qian From Catlin Gable School in Portland.
Kristin's earliest musical memories begin with her playing the violin at the age of three. Since then, she has performed at venues across the United States, China, France and Argentina, as a violinist, pianist, and composer. In the fall, she will attend Princeton University. Congratulations to Kristin Qian.
Kyle's parents took him to a music store the summer before his sixth grade year and he chose the saxophone because it looked the most shiny and complicated. He credits his middle school jazz and concert band director, Ms Foley with getting him excited about jazz during his eighth grade year and five years later, he still loves it.
Kyle plans to study at Berklee College of Music this coming year as a performance major. Congratulations to Kyle Zimmerman.
This holiday season EPB&B is celebrating Feed The Hungry and Blanchet House of Hospitality. Proceeds from our annual insurance industry open house will benefit both of these worthy local charities. This lovely set of adirondack chairs and table will be auctioned as part of the event's silent auction. If you are not lucky enough to win the set, you can also purchase one for a suggested donation to Blanchet House of Hospitality in the amount of $150. These exceptional quality hand-made Blanchet trademark adirondack-style chairs and table are produced in the woodworking shop on the Blanchet farm in Carlton, Oregon. If you are interested in purchasing a set, please contact our office and we will hook you up.