Trail Band plays annual show Dec. 5

The Trail Band is an eight-piece ensemble that creates an energetic blend of brass and string arrangements of traditional and original music.

This event supports the Education Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program, which awards funds to teachers and other district employees for creative and interesting ways to help teach our students.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $6 for kids under 14; available at the Community Education office, Waucoma Bookstore, Cascade Central Credit Union, Community Education, Klindt’s Booksellers, Postal Connection (White Salmon) and Cascade Locks School. Tickets may also be available at the door if the concert is not sold out in advance.

The popular Trail Band arrives in Hood River Thursday, December 5, with a wonderful holiday show, so make plans to attend a concert which has become a favorite holiday tradition for many Columbia Gorge families. The Trail Band returns with songs from their catalog of CDs, seasonal favorites, and humor. It promises to be a rollicking good time guaranteed to put everyone in a holiday mood!

The 8-piece Trail Band ensemble was created in 1991 by Marv and Rindy Ross of the nationally-known 1980’s band Quarterflash. Formed to play period music in celebration of the Oregon Trail’s Sesquicentennial, the Trail Band’s performances were so well received that they have continued to entertain audiences with original and traditional arrangements in a wide range of musical styles. The group has produced eleven CDs, including “Off The Wagon.”

“I believe it’s our best yet,” says Marv Ross. “We’ll be playing songs from the new CD when we perform in Hood River. It’s not a Christmas album, although two of the songs on it have Christmas themes. The rest of the songs vary in subject matter and musical style. Everyone (in the band) plays so many different types of music and a lot of instruments.” ”

Trail Band concerts are a delightful mix of wonderful music and humor, serving up outstanding entertainment for the whole family.

The Hood River concert is a benefit for the Hood River County Education Foundation, and the Foundation’s board of directors has made the decision to keep ticket costs as low as possible to allow as many area residents and families as possible to attend this special evening. It costs less to take the family to the Hood River Trail Band concert than to others on the band’s Oregon holiday schedule.

Area residents are not the only people looking forward to the Hood River concert. The Trail Band is, too.

“We love coming to Hood River,” exclaims Ross. “The crowd is incredible and the room is so perfect, and we love performing on that historic stage. We can’t wait!”

Make plans now to attend the extremely popular Trail Band holiday show. Doors to the 7 p.m. concert open about 6:00 p.m. Concessions will be available.

The show lasts approximately two hours. Additional concert information may be had by calling 541-386-3222. More information about the Trail Band is available at their website at

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