Who are we?

The East Metro Community Music Association (EMCMA) is a new nonprofit dedicated to bringing music to our local community. It developed from a 2023 reunion of former Centennial High School band students.

Board of Directors

Amethyst Kahler, president

Amethyst is a Centennial High School Colorguard alum with a combined twelve years of marching and instructional experience. She is mom to current and former Centennial School District students and runs a local non-profit photography business for families.

Chris O’Rourke, vice president

Chris O’Rourke is a Centennial alum, and currently a Sr. Infrastructure Engineer for Providence Health and percussion educator. He is passionate about educating students of all ages and levels and fostering a strong sense of community.

David Radford, treasurer

David is a Centennial alum and currently a science teacher for the Reynolds School District. He has nine years of marching experience with high school band and the Oregon Crusaders.

Silvie Andrews, secretary

Silvie works at the Gresham Historical Society by day and plays clarinet by night.  She has lived in the Gresham area her whole life and is a graduate of Centennial High School.

Lisa Garza

Sarah Journey

Kim Morrison

Laurel Mylin

Justin Radford

Doug Wolfe

Educational Directors

Michael Lasfetto, director