The Aurora Colony Historical Society will present its annual “Come Hear Our Music: Notable Music” concert on April 26 at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center on the Canby High School campus in Canby.

The historical society’s “Notable Music” series features piano, band and choral music made famous by the popular Aurora Colony band of the 19th and early 20th century (pictured above). Much of this original music was heard at the inaugurals, civic events and fairs — wherever Oregonians gathered for good times.

For the April 26 performance, pianist Collin Sheppard shares billing with “the Pudding River Singers” and a brass quartet under the direction of Andrew Willette, adjunct music instructor at Portland State University. This program will also feature performances by the Aurora music scholarship winners of Canby, North Marion and Molalla River school SUBMITTED - The Aurora Colony Band of the late 19th and early 20th centuries played at various events around the state.

The music competition has been organized by Canby High School Music instructor Robert Rayfield. The music scholarships have been made possible by the generosity of an Aurora Colony Historical Society donor.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students (with ID). Refreshments will be served during intermission. All proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum and the Aurora Colony Historical Society’s ongoing research, preservation efforts and exhibits.

Make reservations at or by calling 503-678-5754.

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