▶️ RPA music students release album; learning tricks of the music biz along the way

By ANYSSA BOHANAN
CENTRAL OREGON DAILY

Students at  Redmond Proficiency Academy had a lot to celebrate Thursday afternoon.

The music department held a release party for the school’s first ever album, “The Evergreen Sessions”. The album has been a year in the making and features original songs created, recorded, chosen and designed by students.

“It’s been a lot,” said senior Brandon Roberts,

Roberts says he and fellow student, junior Winona Halloway, have been integral in making the album what it is today.

“We’ve been mixing and mastering tracks, choosing what tracks are even going to be on the album, planning recording sessions,” said Roberts. “It’s been a lot and it’s been a lot all at once but it’s been really awesome.”

Seven students and RPA Music Director Jonathan Moore are featured on the album.

Moore says it’s been exciting watching the students work together to create “The Evergreen Sessions” over the course of the last year.

“The whole idea of the program here is to get them from the beginning some tangible skills they can take out into the community,” Moore said. “We’ll give them some skills that hopefully they can enjoy for the rest of their life.”

“The Evergreen Sessions” is free to listen to at rpa.bandcamp.com/album/the-evergreen-sessions. The department does accept donations through the platform.

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