CAA Musicians Take Lightning Tour

Some 80 sponsors and students of the Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) band, choir, and hand bell ensemble recently held eight concerts in six days, with performances at Hood View Junior Academy, Milo Adventist Academy, Ashland, Ore., Yreka, Calif., Coos Bay, Ore., Lincoln City, Ore., Tillamook, Ore., and Tualatin, Ore.

The lightning tour proved physically challenging, but tour members reported that the experience produced a bonding effect on their friendships.

During sparse off-hours, the group took a jet boat ride on the Rogue River, visited the Redwoods, had a beach bonfire, swam, and bowled.

“It was especially rewarding to play for the smaller churches and schools,” reports student Emily Ellenwood. “They told us over and over how much they enjoyed the music.”

“Another reward was simply interacting with the general public. Many people complimented our sponsors on our demeanor. We praise God for that witness and for the chance to praise Him in music.” •

August 01, 2002 / Oregon Conference