"This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.
"I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."
-Dr. Rita Cavin
UCC Interim President
The Umpqua Singers from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, are one of the premiere vocal jazz ensembles in the Pacific Northwest. This 10 member group performs a broad range of musical styles ranging from traditional swing to contemporary R & B. With 18 CD’s to their credit, the group performs 45-50 engagements per year.
The Umpqua Singers have toured across the United States, and were the featured performers at the Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington D.C. on December 12, 2002. They have also recently toured Brazil, Spain and Ukraine. In addition to frequent radio and television broadcasts, the Umpqua Singers have been featured on FOX, C-SPAN, and XM Satellite Radio.
Sample Songs performed by the Umpqua Singers
Many Rivers to Cross:
When I See an Elephant Fly:
To Love Somebody:
Kiss From a Rose:
Auditions / Joining
Joining the Umpqua Singers is a year-long commitment for full-time students. Auditions for 2014-15 are May 5 and 7.
Please contact Jason Heald, the director of music studies for more information - Contact
Jason Heald - Contact
Director, Associate Professor, Music