About Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave is a concert that seeks to celebrate the visionaries and activists that have shaped our beautiful country through the ages. You'll hear both music that is overtly Americana, and also contemporary works that push the envelope and seek an answer to the question- “How can we work to create a better life for everyone here?”

In addition to some really wonderful music, we will also be having a silent auction before the concert and during intermission. You'll be able to bid on themed baskets that were created by each of the sections in the band. You'll find everything from gifts from Harry and David to a Taco Tuesday party and much more! We had a ton of fun putting them together and there will be something unique for everyone. Arrive early to check them out and get your bid in!


  • George Washington Bicentennial by John Philip Sousa
  • American Labor Songs by Kimberly Archer
    • I. Medley (Bread and Roses, You Gotta Go Down and Join the Union, Put It on the Ground, Casey Jones)
    • III. Which Side Are You On?
    • V. Medley (Step By Step, One Day More, Hold the Fort, We Shall Not Be Moved)
  • A Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse
  • Mother of a Revolution! by Omar Thomas
  • To Right Our Wrongs by Harrison J. Collins
  • Tulsa by Don Gillis/trans. Ford

Rogue Valley Symphonic Band

Under the direction of Dr. Christine Lundahl, the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band is a select group of some of the best musicians from Southern Oregon and Northern California. It is a semi-professional community band striving to present excellent performances of the finest wind band literature. The mission statement of the RVSB is to foster, encourage, and develop public awareness and appreciation of the ongoing history, tradition, and literature of the wind band. It is also a goal of the ensemble to help the younger generation fall in love with classical music by providing inviting and memorable concerts for them to attend. The RVSB will strive to offer band members the opportunity for self-expression through musical experiences with musicians of like interest and proficiency. Toward these ends, the RVSB will seek to explore all quality literature written for wind band, including standard band repertoire, new compositions, music by diverse voices within our profession, and transcriptions, as well as provide regular and exemplary performances of that literature for the community and schools.

Piccolo- Pam Hammond

Flute- Heather Schmidt, Luna Bitzer, Kathleen Finnegan, Jennifer Behnke, Nancy Ptacek

Oboe- Lorin Groshong, Erin Finney

English Horn- Barb Knox

Bassoon- Tiffany Schmidt, Travis Munoz, Marge Bismarck

Clarinet- Clara Haptonstall, Jayme Dittberner, Jack Boulter, Orion Danforth, Kathleen Price, Ed Wight

Bass Clarinet- Jackie Lu, Cece Dietlein

Alto Sax- Angel MacDonald, Kara Brown

Tenor Sax- Linda Sommers, Eugene Carte

Bari Sax- Kim Thurman

Trumpet- Bruce Dresser, Tom Poole, Steve Kessler, John Ferreira, Jake Hershey, Carol O’Neal, Ivan Olinghouse

French Horn- Michael Dugan, Andrew Donahue, Shirley Donnelly, Marsha King-Rosine

Trombone- Mike DeRoest, Ken Loftus

Bass Trombone- Adam Ekblom

Euphonium- Jerry Ostereier

Tuba- Tyler Moline, Anton Akse, Kathy Graves

String Bass- Jody Schmidt

Percussion- Jared Rountree, Shannon Jackson, Brian Ekblom, James Johnson, Sophie Chin

Piano- Tiana Wong