Minidoka Swing Band in Minamisoma Japan - 2015

Band Manager:  Laura Baxter


Phone: 503-640-0120

Please feel free to contact us using the form below


2012 JACL National Convention in Bellevue, Washington:

The Minidoka Swing Band has been invited to Bellevue, Washington to represent the Portland chapter of the JACL and the Portland Metro Area at the 2012 JACL National Convention.  The band will play for the Sayonara Dinner and Dance which culminates the 4-day convention, on Saturday evening, July 7, 2012.  We are proud to represent the Portland area to a national audience.  

As a tribute band, the Minidoka Swing Band exemplifies the spirit and strength of the internees who held Saturday night dances and music performances to help them forget that they were inside the barbed wire. Participating at the National JACL Convention would be a great opportunity to showcase the band and the band’s purpose to a national audience.  

If you would like to help support the all volunteer Minidoka Swing Band with their expenses of traveling to Bellevue as either a sponsor or a supporter, please click on the following attachment for a Sponsor/Supporter form to mail in.  SponsorForm.doc  Or call Laura at 503-715-6689.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent of law and would be appropriately acknowledged by our parent organization whose EIN is 20-1116631.  As a sponsor you would be recognized on our Web Site and on any related program literature. 

Thank You for your support as we travel to Bellevue!

PLATINUM ($1000-$5000)

  • Karl,Laura & Kyle Baxter / Laura Cassens Baxter (IMO Roland & Shirley Cassens)

GOLD ($500-$999)

  • George Azumono (IMO Nobi Azumono)


BRONZE ($100-$199)

  • Terry Kawamoto
  • Shig & Yo Yuzuriha
  • Dr. Albert & Masuko Oyama
  • Mark Namba
  • Mike and Yasuyo "Kamio"  Strassmaier
  • Oregon Nikkei Endowment

DONATIONS ($99 or less)

  • Mr. & Mrs. Harold Onishi