Trail Band concert to benefit Education Foundation

Looking for a wonderful experience during the holidays? Make plans to attend “Christmas with the Trail Band,” Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School auditorium.

Tickets are now available at locations around the Columbia Gorge.

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 Susquicentennial.

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. Their Christmas concerts have become a holiday tradition for many.

“Christmas with the Trail Band” features songs, humorous stories, and instruments from holiday seasons past.

The Christmas show also features songs from the Trail Band’s three Christmas albums, and terrific special guests.

Everyone in the family will enjoy this evening of music and fun. 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. All of their Portland shows sold out last year.

The Hood River concert is a benefit for the Hood River County Education Foundation, but the Foundation board of directors have kept admission prices low for this special show to allow as many area residents and families as possible to attend.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children 14 years of age and younger, and are available now at Klindt’s Bookstore in The Dalles, Waucoma Bookstore and Cascade Central Credit Union in Hood River, Collage of the Gorge in White Salmon, and Cascade Ice Cream and Deli in Cascade Locks.

Tickets may also be purchased during business hours at the Hood River County School District office, or by mail from the Hood River County Education Foundation with payment by check or money order (payable to Hood River County Education Foundation); send to P.O. Box 920, Hood River, OR 97031.

Concert tickets will be available at the door only if the show is not a sell-out in advance. Doors to the 7 p.m. concert open at 6 p.m. Additional concert information may be had by calling 541-386-2055.

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