Student pianist raising funds to attend music camp
Have a news tip? Click here to submit your tip.
Hana Oshima practices piano in her room.
17-year-old Hana Oshima started playing piano when she was in 2nd grade. She says there were times when it felt like a chore, but now it’s a passion.
Oshima was accepted to Rocky Ridge Music Center’s summer program in Colorado. It costs $4,000 for the prestigious 5-week camp.
Oshima is about $1,500 short, so she is holding a fundraising concert. KRBD talked to Oshima about her pursuit of music. Listen here:
Oshima’s concert is Saturday at Ketchikan Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. First Bank will match the donations she receives, and that money will go towards a summer art school in Ketchikan.
The Youth Conservation Corps came to Ketchikan and the surrounding Tongass National Forest this past month to work with a local branch of the U.S Forest Service. That meant helping out timber crews, cleaning up around fisheries and clearing trails -- rain or shine. more
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has completed drafting an ordinance that would impose a $3-per-pack tobacco tax within borough boundaries. The ordinance also would tax other tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – at 75 percent of their wholesale price. more