Mini Concerts are a special touch to the Upper Columbia Conference Camp Meeting at Upper Columbia Academy. Each evening a half hour before our 7:00 p.m. meeting there will be a mini concert. The concerts below were for 2016, we will update soon for the 2017 mini concerts.
Wednesday 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Start campmeeting off right with a good old-fashioned hymn sing! Harold and Janelle Dixon will enthusiastically lead us in many of our old Advent favorites like “The Captain Calls” found in hymnbooks like Singing Youth, the ‘old’ hymnal, and Christ In Song. Harold and Janelle were both raised in musical families, obtained music degrees, and have always loved leading music. They have taught in New Mexico, California, Montana, Alaska, Idaho, and Spokane, but now reside in the pine forests of Spangle.
Thursday 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Hanna Shafer
Thursday evening's mini concert will be by Hanna Schafer on the violin.
Hannah is a 14-year-old violinist from the beautiful Walla Walla Valley. She started violin at the age of 3 and loves it more every day. She currently studies with Julia Salerno and enjoys playing solos and in ensembles, as well as playing hymns with her dad. She hopes to share God's amazing love with others through her music.
Friday 6:30 to 7 p.m. - Hope Vazquez
Our Friday evening concert will be by Hope Vasquez. Hope Vazquez, formerly Hope Montana, is a music evangelist. She has traveled extensively in the United States doing concert tours and singing and playing for evangelistic series and conferences. Hope's passion is to help people from all walks of life catch a glimpse of the matchless character of our Savior, through music. She sings songs that life, heal, inspire and renew while speaking of the creator's love and care for his children.
Hope and her husband Joshua live in Spirit Lake, Idaho where they work together in full-time ministry and spend their spare moments enjoying the great outdoors.
What started out as a group of singing moms in Sabbath School Cradle Roll 28 years ago has turned into not only a music ministry but lasting friendships among these 7 working ladies, most of whom are now grandmothers. God has truly blessed this group, as they sing for their local church (College Place Village SDA) and also around the Pacific Northwest in other SDA and non-SDA churches.
Ladies Praise includes: Karen (Rouse) Margart – 28 years, tenor; Sheila (Crumpacker) Meharry – 28 years, soprano; Donelda (VanDenburgh) Todorovich – 28 years, alto; Becky (Dickerson) Greenlaw – 21 years, alto; Debbie (Eslinger) Smart – 21 years, soprano; Becky (Kellogg) Thompson – 7 years, alto; and Deana (Calkins) Miller – 10 years, piano.