Kurn Hattin News
Kurn Hattin Music Director Honored At Vermont State House
Westminster, VT - The award-winning, 45-member Kurn Hattin Select Choir, grades 5-8, directed by Grammy Finalist Music Educator, Lisa Bianconi, visited the Vermont State House in Montpelier on Wednesday, April 30, to perform for a session of the House of Representatives.
GRAMMY Foundation Vice President honors Kurn Hattin music director; Bianconi receives Governor's Proclamation
WESTMINSTER, VT, April 24— Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's Music Director, Lisa Bianconi, was honored today at a special ceremony held on Kurn Hattin's campus and attended by the Grammy Foundation's Senior Vice President, Kristen Madsen, and scores of Bianconi's colleagues, students, family members, friends, and supporters.
Kurn Hattin Select Choir to perform in live finale of Public Television's choral competition, "Together in Song," Sunday, April 27
WESTMINSTER, VT.—The Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir has been chosen as one of seven regional choruses to appear in the live televised finale of the WGBY Public Television choral competition series, “Together in Song” on Sunday, April 27. The show highlights non-professional children’s and adults' choirs from around Western New England in various musical genres.
Samirah Evans, Keene Jazz Orchestra join area youth for Kurn Hattin Jazz Invitational, April 9
WHAT: Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will hold its 7th Annual JazzInvitationalwith special guests: the Keene Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Mullett, New Orleans-born singer, Samirah Evans, and Master of Ceremonies, Eugene Uman of the VermontJazz Center.
Kurn Hattin Hosts Author at Annual Ziggy Ostrowski Mystery Writing Contest
WESTMINSTER, VT- On April 3, 2014, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children held its 14th Annual Ziggy Ostrowski Mystery Writing Contest Banquet. The contest for middle school students was developed by Kurn Hattin writing coach Ziggy Ostrowski and English teacher Kristi Lisai. The purpose is to encourage the students to challenge themselves and achieve goals that may have seemed beyond their reach. When Ostrowski passed away in 2005, Ms. Lisai continued the annual contest to inspire young writers, and named it in his honor.
Former Governor Kunin Visits Kurn Hattin Homes for Children
"I look forward to speaking to the Kurn Hattin students.They are the ones who will make democracy work."
- Former VT Governor Madeleine Kunin
Kurn Hattin Annual Choral Invitational Benefits Food Shelf
Westminster, VT - March is Music in Our Schools Month. For more than 20 years Kurn Hattin Homes has hosted an Annual Choral Invitational. Choruses from some of our local schools sang to a standing room only audience. The schools participating this year were Bellows Falls Middle School, Director, Luna Dunbar; Leland and Gray Middle School and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs, Director, Ron Kelley; St. Joseph School, Director, Vicki Moore; Walpole Middle School, Director, Lillie Le Blanc; and Kurn Hattin Middle School and Beginning Choir, Director, Lisa Bianconi.
Cancelled due to poor field conditions: Spring Fling
Sorry- we hope to see you next year!!!
Kurn Hattin Homes
Saturday, May 3
9 am-3 pm
The Spring Fling is designed to provide the youth of Vermont and New Hampshire with a fun-filled day celebrating the arrival of spring, while promoting healthy drug-free activities. FREE ADMISSION. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted to benefit the Kurn Hattin NFCCE Youth Activity Program.
Kurn Hattin Homes Choir to Appear on Public Television’s “Together In Song” March 22, 8 PM
WESTMINSTER, VT.—For the second year in a row, the Kurn Hattin Select Choir has been chosen to perform on the televised singing competition, Together In Song, produced by Public Television member station WGBY Springfield. The children's performance will be broadcast on WGBY this Saturday, March 22 at 8 PM.