Walla Wallan Michael Simon, 42, made a hard pivot in his approach to his culminating experience at Berklee College of Music in Boston because of the isolation COVID-19 induced.
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Walla Walla musician Sam Martinez is trying to come to terms with his father's death from COVID-19 by writing music and encouraging others to get vaccinated against the illness.
COLUMN: Lucky Joe and Deanna Drazan. The couple and their neighbors get to preview the Walla Walla High School band every year about this time when the musicians march by practicing for the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days parade.
Now living in Walla Walla, Clara Dickinson-McQuary is a well-traveled Dayton native. Six years ago, she became the regional parks’ first program specialist, headquartered with five other parks staff at the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park near Dayton.
Modeled after the Walla Walla Symphony’s annual free Instrument Petting Zoo, the Traveling Instrument Petting Zoo — TIPZ — program takes the hands-on experience of trying orchestra instruments out of the concert hall and into the community.
COLUMN: I usually write about early learning. That is my love and passion but really children and their emotional safety is paramount above all and that doesn’t fall onto just little ones.
After a 13-month pandemic-induced delay, the Walla Walla Valley Concert Band will perform at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Fourth of July in t…