A musical tribute to Del Chinburg will be held Sunday, January 30, 2005 from noon to 5 pm at the Performing Arts Center in Newport, Oregon. Del, a music educator, band director and woodwind/reed instrumentalist, succumbed to cancer, November 16, 2004 at the age of 77. He leaves behind a rich heritage of music in the many students he has taught and in the many groups which he developed and/or performed with. Donations received at this musical tribute will go to the Del Chinburg Music Education Fund which supports music education of Lincoln County youth. Donations can also be made at any U.S.Bank.
Audience members may attend all or part of the afternoon performance. The artists performing include the Ray Rom Jazz Quintet, The Pacific Coast Winds Ensemble, La Mer String Trio, Crane Duo, Pacific Brass Quartet, Tim Gilson/Pat George and Friends Jazz Combo and The Yachats Big Band. This event is supported by contributions from the Performing Arts Center and the Village Bistro Market and Deli.