Duane Reno and Adam Heimbigner to be featured guests at Finale Concert 2015


Duane Reno is a seasoned performer whose versatile range and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences throughout the world. Mr. Reno recently returned as a member of the elite 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show, a live Broadway-style variety performance show with the motto: “Entertainment for the Soldier, by the Soldier.” As a featured soloist, Mr. Reno toured with his 21 fellow castmates to over 31 installations in the continental United States, as well as Germany, Korea, Japan and, for the first time in the Army Soldier Show’s modern history, to the soldiers in combat, traveling to Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Mr. Reno was a Distinguished Honor Graduate of the Military Police Company in 2005 and serves on active duty for the Oregon National Guard in Clackamas, Oregon while also performing regularly in his church and community. Mr. Reno performs with the music worship team at Court Street Christian Church in Salem, Oregon, and even worked as their Interim Worship Pastor from 2009 to 2011. Equally comfortable as a classical bass or contemporary tenor, Mr. Reno has performed in a variety of capacities and shows, ranging from classical solo work to musicals, jazz and traditional choral ensembles, community events and weddings. His passion for music and performing transcends genres and allows him to enjoy a rich and diverse performing life.

Mr. Reno’s love of the arts was ingrained in him as a young child. As the son of a professional ballet dancer, he received great encouragement and support in the arts throughout his childhood. His passion grew faster than he did watching performers like Billy Joel, John Cougar, Michael Jackson, Boys II Men, Aerosmith, and he was especially influenced by Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy.

Mr. Reno met his lovely wife Sarah while working at Court Street Christian Church. She keeps his craziness in balance, while helping to raise their lively, loveable, and memorable girls: Lily, 7 and Maci Jo, 3.


Adam Heimbigner, also known as “Gigantor,” is from South Jordan, Utah and stands an amazing 6’11” tall (we knew you were wondering). He is a highly-skilled vocal percussionist (beat-boxer) and has been a member of BYU’s award-zwinning a cappella group Vocal Point since 2012. His involvement in music started from his boyhood when Mr. Heimbigner’s mother threatened to put him in a boys’ choir every time he misbehaved. She never made good on her threat, so he enrolled himself, leading to a lifelong love affair with singing. Mr. Heimbigner is also an accomplished percussionist, having played with drum lines, symphonies, orchestras, bands, and jazz ensembles. Eventually he discovered the coalescence of his two passions: vocal percussion. He’s honed his signature sound in various a cappella groups and solo acts, winning awards for his masterful mouth skills.