Woodburn 'Jungle Harmony' event gives local youths chance to showcase talents
The result of a senior project by WACA student Tristan Redbird will unfold at the downtown plaza in the form of a music event called Jungle Harmony this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will provide an opportunity for Woodburns youth to perform a variety of music and celebrate the end of the school year.
A student at Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy, Redbird has spent the last five months putting the logistics of this event together. The event is being sponsored by Woodburn Together.
It has been a great example of the power of the high school senior project. I have learned many things about putting on a community event, Redbird said. I now have the skills and know-how to be able to be involved in these kinds of things in my future.
Stu Spence, who recently left his post as Recreation and Parks Director for the city, served as Redbirds adviser.
Redbird researched numerous venues including the Woodburn Armory and the Settlemier House before making a presentation to the Woodburn Downtown Association and securing the Downtown Plaza.
Among the groups performing include the French Prairie Middle School Rock Band, Manic Messenger and Woodburn Rocks. Woodburn Rocks recently released its first CD that includes five original songs (two of which are at www.reverbnation.com/woodburnrocks). Proceeds from the sale of their CD at this event will be donated to Woodburn Proud.