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OBDA Board Election Results

EASTERN:  OMEA Districts 6 and 9
   Chris Leavitt
CENTRAL:  OMEA District  5
   Ben Lawson
NORTHERN:  OMEA Districts 1, 2, 3, 13, 14, and 15
   Ashley Alexander
WILLAMETTE:  OMEA District  4, 11, 12
   Robyn Chapman 
SOUTH WESTERN:  OMEA Districts 7, 8, and 10
   Branden Hansen

Thank you to all who agreed to be nominated and especially those who voted. I'm looking forward to working with all of you, and others from around the state, to support bands and band directors at all levels.

David Maslanka’s Mass at Oregon State University


On April 20th at 7:30 PM, the OSU Wind Ensemble, in collaboration with the Corvallis Repertory Singers, OSU Chamber Choir, and OSU Bella Voce will perform David Maslanka’s Mass at the LaSells-Stewart Center on OSU’s campus.


In conjunction with this performance, we are developing curricular materials aligned with state standards to provide contextual and historical understandings of the mass, and the performance of Maslanka’s Mass.  Additionally, on the night of the concert, we will have 2 twenty-minute presentations prior to the performance.  The first will be made by OSU music history professor Kimary Fick about the mass in general, and the second by David Maslanka, Steve Zielke (OSU Chamber Choir) and Sandra Babb (OSU Bella Voce) about David’s composition.  This performance will also be recorded by Mark Records to be released as part of a David Maslanka composer series.


You and your students are cordially invited to attend what promises to be an extraordinary evening.  Admission to the performance is free for students and directors. To help us plan for the evening please RSVP if you plan to attend and include the number of students you will bring.  We plan to send out materials by mid to late March.


This monumental work is rarely performed and will be a treat for all.  As you can see, we are very excited about this opportunity and hope you can join us!


Please contact Jason B. Gossett (jason.gossett@oregonstate.edu) with any questions you have.


Jason Gossett, Ph.D.

Instructor in Instrumental Music Education

Assistant Marching Band Director

Oregon State University


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