February 2, 2012 —
LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Central School Department of Music will host the 16th Annual Liberty Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 4, at 7 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium. The festival will feature high school and middle school jazz ensembles from Liberty and Monticello. The students will also have the opportunity to participate in an afternoon clinic (beginning at 3 p.m.) with a renowned jazz artist and educator, said festival co-chairman and director of music Gary Siegel.
This year’s clinician is Michael Pacer, a professional saxophone and woodwind specialist recently retired as a music educator in the Port Jervis City School District. Early in his career he taught at Liberty High School. He has performed with The Temptations and Broadway Legend Richard Kiley.
The suggested donation for the concert is $3, with a maximum $10/family of four or more. Donations will benefit the music scholarship fund and the WSUL/WVOS Heart-A-Thon. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org .