Milo Joins Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus for Benefit Concert

February 14, 2016 | Kathy Hernandez

Nine young men and four staff members from Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek joined the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus (OAMC) on Nov. 14, 2015, for the worship service at the Milo Academy Church and a benefit concert at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. The performance raised more than $3,000 to assist victims’ family members and survivors of the October mass shooting on the college campus.

Milo’s music director, Leonard Hild, guest-conducted two numbers, “Let Thy Holy Presence” and “No More Night,” which expressed the choir’s longing for that day when there will be “no more pain, no more tears, never crying again.” The message resonated with audience members, many of whom had been personally touched by the recent tragedy.

Thirty-seven Milo students volunteered as greeters, ushers, and rehearsal and orchestra assistants and helped with technology, guest services, wardrobe management and registration.

Milo senior Jared Sexton says he always enjoys singing with OAMC. “I think [we were] able to have an impact on the community," he says.

For more information about the music program at Milo Adventist Academy, contact Hild at