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It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without the Northwest’s premier brass ensemble. This snappy and sassy holiday show has been entertaining Vancouver and Portland audiences for decades.

The concert features thirteen shining pieces of brass and percussion playing holiday favorites plus few crowd-pleasing surprises that will thrill your whole family.

Three dates in three locations – one is sure to fit your holiday plans:

  • Friday,  December 8, 7:00 pm -  Milwaukie
  • Sunday, December 10, 6:30 pm - Beaverton
  • Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm - Gresham

Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert

Friday, December 8, 2017  7:00 pm

Milwaukie High School Auditorium 11300 SE 23rd Ave, Milwaukie, OR 97222


St Matthew Lutheran Church

Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 10, 2017   6:30 pm

St. Matthew Lutheran 10390 SW Canyon Rd. Beaverton, OR 97005

Sponsors: The Erik Weswig Memorial Fund, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, and Beaverton Arts Commission


Mt. Hood Community College Theater

The Portland Columbia Symphony Presents the Big Horn Brass in “The Night Before Christmas”

Sunday, December 17, 2017  3:00 pm

Mt. Hood Community College Theater 26000 SE Stark Street Gresham OR 97030



And as a special treat, this year we’ll be joined by not one, but THREE talented vocalists:

  • LaRhonda Steele, Cascade Blues Assn. 2016 Muddy Award - Best Female Vocalist!
  • Ariana Mengis
  • Ian Harris
LaRhonda Steele began her musical journey in Jones, Oklahoma at age 13 singing her first solo in church one Sunday morning. Her journey continued to Portland, Oregon, Porretta Italy and beyond culminating into an powerful legacy of musical experiences.

Over the years she has enjoyed working with local, national and international artists including Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester, Janice Marie Scroggins and Gino Vannelli

Performing in Porretta Italy at the 30th annual Porretta Soul Festival that honors American Soul Music, the Lincoln Center with Obo Addy in 2005 and her yearly appearances at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festivals are just a few of the highlights of her career.

LaRhonda currently enjoys Directing the Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir, working with B3 organist “King Louis” Pain. Their CD “Rock me Baby” received 4 out of 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine and is currentll being played throughout Europe. She also enjoys working with her own band The LaRhonda Steele Band in which her husband Mark is the keyboardist and co-producer of their collaboration “Artistic Differences.” The CD features 12 original songs written and co-written by the duo. Her CD “My Soul’s Song” features some of her gospel favorites.

Ariana Mengis

Ariana Mengis grew up in a family where music was always present. Her love of singing and performing began at an early age, yet she chose to mainly focused on piano, bass, and teaching herself guitar.

She recently rediscovered the special kind of joy she feels when singing and is committed to bringing more of that joy into her life. She has sung in the choir at her Spiritual Center for over 5 years and has participated in the music ministry for their Wednesday night services as well. Ariana is grateful to be a part of this year’s program.

Ian Harris

Ian Harris, founder of PNW’s Onion Music Fest, began playing piano at age 7, studying with nationally touring artist Sally Harmon all through his teen years. He is currently working towards his Associates in Music Performance and Technology at Clackamas Community College. Ian performs with Onion The Man, Niamh, Kaiya on The Mountain, and as a solo act under the name Love Being.

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Big Horn Brass Annual Spring Concert

Spring 2018

Details to come!

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:St. Matthew Lutheran 10390 SW Canyon Rd. Beaverton, OR 97005

Holiday Concert Players

David BryanVocalists:
LaRhonda Steele
Ariana Menges
Ian Harris

Craig Gibson
Yaphet Jones
Dick Titterington
Scott Winks

Larry Johnson
Rebecca Olason
Carol Olson
Jim Sours

Ron Babcock
Andrew Harris
John Ohnstad
Jack Quinby

Andrew Harris

Mark Vehrencamp

Jennifer Ritenburgh
Greg VanWinkle

Board of Directors

Chair: Andrew Harris
Secretary: Chuck Weswig
Treasurer: Tom Bland, CPA
Ron Babcock
David Bryan
John Ohnstad
Terry L. Pennington

Audio/Video Production:  On Scene Digital Audio Recording
Photographer: Darrel Meisenheimer
Bookkeeper: Mekvold Quality Bookkeeping

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