The Jamestown Public Schools will hold its Suzuki Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Washington Middle School auditorium.
The district Suzuki Concert is an annual event, with a special twist this year, it is Nina Karbacka's last Suzuki Concert after 40 years with the district. Mrs. Karbacka will be retiring at the end of the school year.
"This celebration will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Suzuki program. It is my last performance as a Jamestown Public Schools employee and I would like to invite all of our alumni who have participated in the program over the past 36 years to come back and play 'Twinkle, Twinkle" with our current students," Mrs. Karbacka said. "Whether you decide to play, or just attend, we look forward to seeing all our alumni at the celebration."
Ring Elementary School students Violet Nichols, Natalie Reinhardt and Kylee Schrader practice with Suzuki Strings teacher Nina Karbacka.
At 6:30 p.m., there will be a slide show with memories from throughout the years and a reception will be held after the concert in the Washington School cafeteria. Lisa Lynde from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will be on hand to present the Edward & Marie Russo Memorial Suzuki Scholarship to Christina Peppy, Ring Elementary School second-grader, and Connie Rushforth, Love Elementary School fourth-grader. The scholarship provides tuition for two students to attend the Ithaca Summer Suzuki Program.
The celebration is free and the public is welcome to attend.