Nashville-bound bassist needs assist getting there

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Bassist Andrew Reid has an opportunity to play with the All National Honors Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, but needs help footing the bill. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Bassist Andrew Reid has an opportunity to play with the All National Honors Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, but needs help footing the bill. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

A Keizer musician is getting the opportunity to play with the All National Honors Ensemble Symphony Orchestra in October, but his family can use some assistance in helping him get there.

Andrew Reid, an upright bassist who will be a senior at South Salem High School this fall, earned the opportunity to play in Nashville after auditioning for the part earlier this year.

“We show up and go in a room with the music, everyone knows their part, and we rehearse for three days straight and then there’s a performance,” said Reid. “It’s cool because it feels professional and everyone wants to be there. The skill is always at a higher level.”

The opportunity to play comes with a price tag, however; about $3,000 to cover travel and hotel expenses, $400 of which will go to the cost of transporting his instrument.


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