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Watkinson's Director of Music and Music Alum Honored by Litchfield Jazz Festival
Watkinson Music Director Luke Nelson and one of his former students, Emma Adomeit '14, will be honored by the Litchfield Jazz Fest as they pay special tribute to New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  On June 27th at 7:30pm, the Litchfield Jazz Fest Salutes New Orleans & Heroes of Katrina at the Western CT State University Visual & Performing Arts Center, Veronica Hagman Concert Hall.

August marks the 10th year since Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city of New Orleans. The festival will celebrate the music and the people of the Birthplace Of Jazz. The concert features an all-­star band including: Don Braden, Albert Rivera, Gary Smulyan, Winard Harper, Antoinette Montague, Avery Sharpe, Peter McEachern, Nick Roseboro, Dave Ballou and Zaccai Curtis. Proceeds benefit Litchfield Jazz Camp scholarships.

At the concert, a handful of individuals will be honored; specifically those whose service helped make a difference to their fellows and to the city that created the music we love. Awards will be presented to three students, one educator and a clinical neuropsychologist who served the people of New Orleans in the post Katrina period and helped with the recovery of that city.  

Luke Nelson has taken teams of Watkinson students to New Orleans to do relief work aimed at assisting to restore the music community.  Emma Adomeit traveled with Nelson and became passionate about the cause.  About the distinction, Nelson commented, "It is quite a privilege to be recognized by an institution as prestigious as the Litchfield Jazz Festival; and doubly so to be recognized alongside a student."
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Watkinson School Science Expo 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2:15 – 3:15pm** in Wilson Gymnasium.
Note corrected time!

Friends and families of all ages, come join us for an afternoon of hands-on learning and fun!

  • MS Robotics Club LEGO Mindstorms Moon Challenge
  • Environmental Science "Crowdfunding" Clean Water Project
  • 6th & 7th Grade Green Projects
  • 8th Grade Giant Periodic Table & Games
  • Video Games Designed by the Middle School
  • Zoology 2015 BioBlitz Biodiversity Count
  • Genetics Biotechnology Demos & Experiments

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