The Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association (MCCCA) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization which has brought outstanding, on-stage entertainment to the Mid-Columbia area since the 1930’s. MCCCA is one of approximately 400 other community concert associations in the country. Our mission is two-fold: to bring artists and audiences together at affordable prices and to provide educational outreach programs to students in the five counties we serve. We also provide outreach performances to local senior facilities.
With help from our Crescendo patrons, Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association's student outreach program bring live, interactive musical performances to engage, enrich, educate, and inspire K-12 students in the Columbia Gorge area. Students are exposed to a variety of musical genres, instruments, and cultures and have the opportunity to ask questions of the artists during the assemblies.
For the 2022-23 season, we will host our first outreach residency featuring the Marsh Family Band. Through this residency, we will be able to reach more of our outlying communities. We are excited to offer outreach opportunities with five out of our six performances this season!
Last season we hosted an outreach with four of our performers. Due to certain restrictions we were limited on where we went, but the quality of outreach was simply amazing!
Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi performed for The Springs Assisted Living and St. Mary's Academy
Take3 participated in a Master Class and student performance featuring string and piano students from the area
Collision of Rhythm presented a body percussion workshop with students from The Dalles High School
Tray Dahl performed for a group of residents at an assisted living facility in The Dalles
MCCCA's board members plus volunteers work tirelessly to present quality live entertainment. They assist at concerts and behind the scenes throughout the year. They handle everything from subscriptions, bookings, marketing, advertising, operations, hospitality, and much more. It would not be possible to keep ticket prices so affordable without our team of dedicated volunteers.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Ronnie Smith
Vice President – Patti Blagg (541-298-4352)
Secretary – Debra Lutje
Irene Fields (541-386-3055)
Please contact Patti or Irene if you would like to serve on the board as part of this lively group.