Author Archives: Seth Truby

Student Profile: Ta’Raey

Ta’ Raey is a 9 year-old 4th grader in his first year playing trumpet at BRAVO.  He sat comfortably in the Cesar Chavez BRAVO office and greeted me with “ We both have afros.”  I am used to putting others at ease, and this comment about us having something in common was unexpected and a… Continue Reading

November 9, 11:50 am: BRAVO at the Portland Book Festival

BRAVO is honored to be part of the presentation of Janice Bond’s new children’s book, A Zebra Plays Zither. BRAVO César Chávez’s second-year winds and percussion (Marsalis) will play an alphabet-y set from 11:50-12:10 to help celebrate the book. Saturday, November 9, 2019 11:50-12:10* Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage)** 1200 SW Park… Continue Reading

BRAVO teams up with Max Ribner

            #greenroom   This past Sunday night (9/15/19), five of our strings students from BRAVO George took part in the filming of a music video for a track off of Max Ribner‘s upcoming album. These students got a taste of the showbiz life, including the bright lights, cameras, so many… Continue Reading

October 27, 1:30pm: BRAVO @ OSO for Beethoven’s 5th

We are excited to return once again to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall mezzanine for a prelude concert, this time for the Oregon Symphony’s rendering of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Come hear our young, second-year strings from BRAVO Rosa Parks (the Brahms ensemble) and stay for the 2:00 matinee, featuring cellist Johannes Moser. Sunday, October… Continue Reading

October 5, 2pm: BRAVO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

  BRAVO Sitton is honored to have been asked to play at the St. Johns Library‘s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Melao de Cuba.  Our Cristina Pato ensemble will perform, making their year-two debut!  Come see us! Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:15-2:30 pm Wayfinding Academy 8010 N. Charleston Ave. Portland, OR  97203 Event goes from… Continue Reading

September 28, 1:00pm: BRAVO at Park & Poolooza!

BRAVO is proud to participate in this benefit to save Columbia Pool, an institution with so much significance and importance to our students and our North Portland community. Please come hear us, and support keeping this pool open! Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:10-1:40 pm* Columbia Cottage at Columbia Park 7701 N Chautauqua Blvd. Portland, OR… Continue Reading