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The group Portlandia Brass Ensemble ventures out into the Washington County woods to play a concert - on a wing.

PMG PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - The Portlandia Brass Ensemble performed Sunday, Sept. 5, on top of the wing of a decommissioned Boeing 727 jetliner turned into a home, the Boeing House, near Laurel.Bruce Campbell's 727 Boeing airliner, which serves as his home, has long been an attraction in the woods near Laurel, outside Hillsboro in Washington County.

For an ensemble, recently, it served as a concert venue.

PMG PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - The Portlandia Brass Ensemble is a fun-loving group, and a concert on an old Boeing airplane wing fit its profile.The Portlandia Brass Ensemble put on a concert on a wing of the Boeing airliner, titled "A Blast of Fresh Air" and performed Sept. 5, and a Pamplin Media Group photographer, Diego G. Diaz, documented it with photos.

The band wrote in its Groupmuse invitation posting: "The acoustics are wonderful. The place is magical. Our host is gracious. And, of course the music is just what the doctor ordered."

PMG PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - Audience members enjoyed a unique performance of the Portlandia Brass Ensemble, and some even danced, and some strolled on top of the old airliner.


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