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Empire Mine Jazz Festival is Senior Project

Every High School Senior  in the Nevada Joint Union High School District is required to do a “Senior Project” as part of their graduation requirements.  Local students Kevin Schmidt  and Shawna Bacon, who are both in NU Band, decided their project would be  to put on a Jazz Festival at Empire Mine.
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Having a Dad that works for the State Parks helps. But Kevin and  Shawna  are doing a majority of the work to put on the festival.  Don Schmidt who is a supervising Park Ranger at the mine,  and Kevin’s Dad, says he  is just there to help.
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The Event will be outdoors in front of the clubhouse with reserved seating and lawn space to spread out blankets.

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The Empire Jazz Festival will be Saturday May 10th from 11am to 4pm  The Entry fee to the Empire Mine State Historic Park is $7 adults, $3 children, but the Jazz Festival is free. Preferred Seating will be by donation. Any proceeds from the senior project will go towards the Nevada Union Band Boosters.

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