SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 21     December 7, 2012



Hartford students take the stage in NYC with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Benefit

15 middle school students from Milner School and Kinsella Arts Magnet school in Hartford, CT received an exciting phone call on Monday, when they found out that Roger Waters of Pink Floyd was requesting they perform with him at Madison Square Garden for the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Benefit Concert in NYC. The students will be performing Pink Floyd’s famous “Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2)” with Waters’ at this highly publicized benefit.

For the last few years Roger Waters has been touring around the world with his re-staged “The Wall” concert tour. One of the many highlights in the show is when local kids from each city he performs, have the opportunity to sing onstage with Waters’ “Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2).” When Waters’ has made his way to Hartford, CT in 2010 students from Milner School were selected to perform with him. Waters’ was in awe when he first witnessed the students rehearsing because the students not only learned and chanted the epic lyrics “we don’t need no education…” but had some fine tuned, well rehearsed choreography to go along with it, thanks to their teacher, Kimberly Bridges, Director and Founder of The Gifted Onez Performing Arts Co. When Waters’ came back to Hartford in 2011 he requested Kimberly Bridge’s students rejoin him onstage and now in NYC for the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Benefit Concert.

You will be able to see the Hartford students perform Wednesday night when the benefit concert is broadcasted across 34 U.S and international television, radio and Internet across six continent reaching 1 billion people across six continents.
Other headlines include Bruce Springstein, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Billy Joel and many more.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is helping victims of Sandy in devastated areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The November storm killed dozens and did billions of dollars in damage across the area.

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