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Record Number: 2262
Displayed from: Mar 06, 2006 , until: Mar 25, 2006

North Side High School is extremely pleased to welcome the legendary tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts as the featured artist for its 2006 Jazz Festival. Mr. Watts, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has been featured on over 500 recordings over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years. The North Side Jazz Festival will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. Twenty-five area bands are slated to perform. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m., featuring Ernie Watts and Fort Wayne's own New Millennium Jazz Orchestra. Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. The school is located at 475 East State Blvd. Please us the new Parnell Avenue entrance. For information, contact Ed King, Director of Bands, 467-2800.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.