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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 30- June 5, 1997. 61 iffill00-ro Barbara JerreIl, treasurer of the Scotty Jazz Foundation, presented Rehoboth Elementary School students (l-r) Evett Waters, Jarvis Black and Charles Conquest, with their new instru- ments, as their music teacher Walt Hetfield looks on. Thanks to the foundation, the instru- ments will be given to the students permanently ff they pursue their musical studies at Re- hobeth for the next two years. Scotty Jazz Foundation launches new program for Rehoboth students The Scotty Jazz Foundation has launched a new program targeting young promising Cape Region students, making the first presen- tation of musical instruments at Rehoboth Elementary School on Wednesday, May 28. Barbara Jerrell, treasurer of the foundation, explained that in pre- vious years, they have focused on the older high school students, awarding them scholarships to pursue their musical endeavors. But Walt Hetfield, the music teacher at Rehoboth Elementary School, has implemented a pro- gram which the foundation ap- proved, providing musical instru- ments to promising students in the second through fourth grades. Starting with no experience, the students will have participated in a minimum of four performances by the time they leave the RES program. Should these students continue to play the band instruments pro- vided by the foundation under Hetfield's auspices for two years, the students will be allowed to keep the instruments, with the hope that an interest in jazz will have been stimulated. Jerrell noted that the founda- tion's goals will be met through the integration of jazz and impro- visation into Hetfield's curricu- lum. "I just wish Scotty himself could be here today to present the instruments himself," Jerrell added, noting health reasons pre- vented the well-known local jazz pianist from attending. "We need to plant the seed at an earlier age, at the grassroots lev- el," Hetfield noted during the pre- sentation. With a deep interest and background in jazz himself, Hetfield believes it's only appro- priate that students in the only Continued on page 62 Our 5th Season Fresh Pasta., Veal, Chicken and Seafood Prepared Daily Dinner 5pm - 10:30 pm Closed Tuesday i 32 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach For Reservations 226-1160 , [. , f. r Overlooking the Ocean for 17 Years Open Daily at 11:30 a.m. Olive Avenue and the Boardwalk Rehoboth Beach, DE 227-6261 .[i::% i-?":.::::%: " :.  .......  .....::i ,:% ................ . ................. , I