CoS Ladies Chamber Choir

by mdeayres on April 17, 2013

The College of the Siskiyous Ladies Chamber Choir will perform a spring benefit concert
on Tuesday, April 30th at Etna’s historic Avery Theatre at 7pm. This concert is sponsored by the
COS Performing Arts Series which is dedicated to showcasing the College talent in locations
throughout Siskiyou County and will benefit the Scott Valley Theatre Company High School
Scholarship Fund.

The Ladies Chamber Choir is composed of twelve women from the College Music
Department and the community. The theme is music by “women, for women and about
women,” though men will certainly enjoy the show, too. Directed by Elaine Shaefer, the
concert will feature a varied musical program with selections from “Phantom of the Opera,” the
iconic poem “Jabberwocky” set to music, and a piece entitled, “Alice, Through the Looking
Glass.” Also on the program will be a variety of musical genres including gospel.

It is the mission of the College of the Siskiyous Performing Arts Series to annually
deliver a series of exceptional quality which will enrich the cultural lives of students and the
community by expanding the appreciation of the performing arts in Siskiyou County.
Performances this season include the Air Force Band Winds; The Nutcracker performed by the
Eugene Ballet; and Mamajowali with Joe Craven. The Series has also offered free performances
to nearly five thousand Siskiyou Country students since 2006.

Tickets are $5.00 and all proceeds will go to the Scott Valley Theatre Company High
School Scholarship Fund. The SVTC has given annual scholarships to Etna High students who
have shown a passion for the performing arts by participating in events at the Avery Theatre.
Past recipients are Vaughn Swanson, Andrew Kramer, Crystal Curry, Angela West and Andrew
Wester. The Avery Theatre is the performing arts space for all Etna High School drama and
musical productions and it offers students an authentic theatre experience which includes all
aspects of production and performance. Students act and direct on the stage, build sets, design
and run lights and sound and utilize the extensive costume collection for shows.

Following the show will be light refreshments and a chance for the community to meet
Elaine Shaefer and the choir members who will answer questions about the College of the
Siskiyous music and academic programs. All tickets will be sold at the door. For more
information call (530) 598-9157.


Roof Replacement Grant Received

by mdeayres on November 27, 2012

Scott Valley Theatre Company Board members and Northern California Resource Center Director displaying the grant notification letter from The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, From left to right: Larry Alexander (SRCF); SFTC Board: Madeleine Ayres, Greg Lindholm, Jean Bury, Rick Anderson and Sophia Spontylides. The grant will fund a new roof at the Avery Theatre.


The Scott Valley Theatre Company is pleased to announce the The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation has approved their grant application to the Avery Theatre for roof replacement. This sizeable grant will fully fund a major piece of the Avery renovation campaign which includes all aspects of the theatre building. “The board has prioritized many key projects to rejuvenate the Avery building which is fifty-five years old and, while still a beauty, definitely needs some updating and renovation,” said board president, Rick Anderson.

The grant process was collaborative with all members of the board weighing in. When all pieces were completed, Larry Alexander executive director of Northern California Resource Center, put the grant together and submitted it to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation whose board of Directors evaluated the proposal and approved the grant.
“We are thrilled to be a part of history as we caretake this lovely old building for the future audiences of Scott Valley,” added Anderson. Last year alone, the Avery hosted eighteen live events and many nights of rehearsals. Many community organizations utilize the Avery stage for their performances, including the College of the Siskiyous,The Siskiyou Big Band and Etna High School. The Avery Theatre hosts many community musical nights and professional groups as well. Scott Valley Bank and the Scott Valley Theatre Company are partners in supporting local non profit groups and using live performances as fund raisers. “The Avery Theatre is the cultural heart of Scott Valley and a new roof will ensure that the theatre will be around for another generation of performers and audiences,” added board member Madeleine Ayres.
For more information about the Avery or to book a show, call Rick Anderson at  530-468-4181 or visit their website at


Cowboy Poetry & Country Music

September 27, 2012

Scott Valley Bank at the Avery presents An Evening of Cowboy Poetry & Country Music to benefit the Valley Oaks Seniors and the historic Avery Theatre Plan to attend “An Evening of Cowboy Poetry and Country Music Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 7 PM at the historic Avery Theatre on Main St., Etna. Enjoy the down home […]

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Looking forward to Fall programs…

August 22, 2012

We’ve had a quiet summer at the Avery but are looking for things to pick up in the fall and winter. If you have an event you would like to produce or think would be a good fit for the Avery, call Rick Anderson at 530 467-4181 or email at We are creating our […]

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Calling all musicians for Acoustic Night

March 16, 2012

Calling all musicians for the 10th annual Scott Valley Theatre Company Acoustic Night. Acoustic Night showcases local acoustic or slightly plugged in talent from the State of Jefferson. Acoustic Night will be held Saturday, April 28th at 7pm at the Avery Theatre in Etna. Acoustic Night is a yearly fundraiser for the Scott Valley Theatre […]

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Website Improvement In Process

January 4, 2012

The Scott Valley Theatre Company will be attending a website workshop this month. We look forward to providing timely and excellent content for our followers.

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