Rehearsals start for Voci, Sinfonietta, and Jazz Band

In anticipation of an upcoming season of performances, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association ensembles will soon begin rehearsals, and according to music director and conductor Mark Steighner, new members are welcome.

The Voci Community Choir begins rehearsals on Monday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Valley High School choir room. There is no formal audition, but singers should be able to accurately match pitch and prior choral experience is recommended (though not mandatory).

The Sinfonietta Orchestra begins rehearsals on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Steighner notes that the orchestra is always looking for experienced string players, as well as additional winds and percussion. The Jazz Collective Big Band begins rehearsals on Aug. 28.

Anyone interested in joining these ensembles should contact or There is also more information on the CGOA website,

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