May 2024
May 27
May 27, 20244:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Memorial Day Concert – Lest We Forget
LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States

May 27 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Memorial Day concert! Like all of our concerts, it is FREE to attend. Donations are always greatly appreciated.

LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States
March 2024
Mar 23
Mar 23, 20242:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Sounds of Home Spring Concert & Pre-Concert Lecture
West Albany High School Performing Arts Center, 2100 SW Elm St
Albany, Oregon 97321 United States

March 23 @ 2:15 pm 4:00 pm

Free

LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States

2:15 – 2:45pm Pre-Concert Lecture: Regional Accents: How the way we speak shapes our music

3:00pm Spring Concert: Sounds of Home

Enjoy the “Sounds of Home” spring concert, a heartwarming musical journey brought to life under the direction of our Artistic Director, Kim A. Williams Melby. This year’s performance is imbued with the spirit of Ireland, featuring several enchanting Irish pieces that promise to transport you to the rolling hills and vibrant culture of the Emerald Isle. From lilting melodies to rousing dances, experience a celebration of community and heritage through the universal language of music. Don’t miss this captivating evening of camaraderie, tradition, and the enduring sounds of home. A native Oregonian, Kim is has collaborated with the US Air Force, Marine’s President’s Own, and several regional composers and musicians to host performances, master classes, and premiere original compositions for both Wind and Jazz ensembles in the Eugene area. After serving in the US Navy for ten years, Kim returned to Oregon and took the position as the Band Director at South Eugene High School.

Before the concert begins, join Michael Merrill, an award-winning composer, for “Regional Accents: How the way we speak shapes our music,” a captivating pre-concert lecture that delves into the rich interplay between linguistic diversity and musical expression. Discover how our spoken word profoundly influences the music we hold dear. Michael’s musical journey began in childhood, spanning performances in bands and choirs through school, church, and community organizations. Holding a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Aberdeen, where he studied with Prof. Phillip Cooke and assisted Royal Composer Paul Mealor, Michael is the founder of Two Bridges Music Press, a music publisher focused on promoting emerging composers. He continues to enrich the mid-Willamette Valley as a dynamic performer and as the Assistant Director of the Willamette Valley Concert Band.

Free
December 2023
Dec 16
Dec 16, 20233:00 pm – 4:30 pm
A Season of Wonder
Russell Tripp Performance Center, Ellingson Rd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321 United States

December 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

Join us for our free holiday concert, A Season of Wonder, at 3pm on Dec 16 at the Russell Tripp Performance Center in LBCC’s Takena Hall!

Free

LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States
Free
November 2023
Nov 11
Nov 11, 20235:30 pm
Veteran’s Day Concert
Lebanon High School Auditorium, 1700 S 5th St.
Lebanon, Oregon 97355 United States

November 11, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Stars, Stripes, & Harmonies of Freedom

Join us for this concert performed with the Lebanon High School Choir celebrating Veteran’s Day.

Free

LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States
Free
July 2023
Jul 03
Jul 03, 20236:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monmouth 4th of July Festival
Monmouth Main Street Park Ampitheater, 185 Jackson St E
Monmouth, OR 97361 United States

July 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

The City of Monmouth sponsors a July 4th Festival held in Main Street Park. The festival emphasizes the arts including music, dance and theater, with food and craft vendors and live entertainment!  

LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States
May 2023
May 29
May 29, 20234:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Honoring Our Heroes
LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States

May 29, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

The Willamette Valley Concert Band, under the baton of Julie Buchert, will present a free Memorial Day concert at 4 p.m. Monday, May 29.
Performing with the band will be The Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir directed by Sandra Babb of Oregon State University.
The concert will be at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis.
The band will perform songs honoring military heroes of our past and present.
The approximately 60-member children’s choir will join the band to open the concert with “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Some of the other pieces will be “This Is My Country,” arranged by Jerry Brubaker, “The Stars And Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa, and “All Is Calm,” By Robert W. Smith.
Xylophone artist Brendan Elliott will play Galop, from “The Comedians,” by Dmitri Kabelevsky.
The performance will be narrated and announced by Jason Caffarella, a musician and teacher in the Albany area.
The concert’s band director, Julie Buchert, a 1979 graduate of West Albany High School, taught band, choir, general music and other subjects for 30 years before retiring.
The band, with approximately 45 members, was created by Dr. Richard Sorenson in 1970. It has continuously performed since then, with a hiatus during the COVID pandemic.
Although the concert is free, donations, helping area music students attend the Mid-Valley Band camp this summer, will be appreciated,

LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States
March 2023
Mar 25
Mar 25, 20233:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moments and Memories in the Great Outdoors
West Albany High School Performing Arts Center, 2100 SW Elm St
Albany, Oregon 97321 United States

March 25, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Please join us for our upcoming concert entitled “Moments and Memories in the Great Outdoors,” led by our new candidate director, Carrie Buchert. This musical event promises to be an unforgettable experience celebrating the beauty of nature.

Through a captivating program, the music will take you on a journey through some of the most awe-inspiring outdoor landscapes. We invite you to join us for a night of music and hope to see you there.

LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331 United States