A Celebration of 20 Years of Service

Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. Co-pastors Revs. Ruth and Brian Hamilton were honored at Westminster Presbyterian Church with a weekend of celebratory events with the theme of “through the years.” The celebration started at Friday Night Jazz. The signature event of the celebration was a brunch and program on Feb. 13 celebrating their first 20 […]

Education Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian

Photo caption: The Jefferson Middle School band. Photo caption: Director Para Perry and the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir. The choir gowns were woven by members of the Westminster congregation. Photo captions: The Eastern Senior High School choir with Tedrick Bonds, the director. This is the Eastern choir’s inaugural year, and this was their first performance outside […]

Thinking About Jazz Celebrates Clark Terry

On Saturday, June 27 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the bi-monthly jazz education program at Westminster Church, Thinking About Jazz, celebrates the life of master trumpeter, Clark Terry. In addition to being thought of as “the best trumpeter around” by none other than Dizzy Gillespie, Terry was a pioneer in jazz education whose students at William Paterson […]

Celebrating Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday

In celebration of her amazing life and legacy, Thinking About Jazz at Westminster Church will present a special program marking her 100th birthday on April 25 at 1 p.m. Born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday survived incredible odds, including isolation, prostitution, racism, sexism, and a persistent drug addiction, to become one […]

Benny Golson Jazz Master Award Conferred on Jazz Night at Westminster

On March 12, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE) awarded Westminster’s Jazz Night program the 2015 Benny Golson Award for its outstanding, long-time service to jazz. First conferred on jazz master Benny Golson in 1996 to honor his legacy, this award has been previously given to Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Donald Byrd, Keter Betts, Yusef Lateef, […]

March 31: Expert to Speak about Socioeconomic Diversity in Schools

As part of a series of community conversations about the dynamics around race, class, and education in our neighborhood, the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) will be hosting Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, to talk about the upside and challenges of socioeconomically diverse schools at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

Education Sunday at Westminster

​Nov. 23 was Education Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. (photo caption: The Wilson Senior High School Choir, Ms. Lori Williams, Director.) (photo caption: The Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Choir with Ms. Para Perry, Director.) (photo caption: The Jefferson Academy Band with Ms. Jessica Harris, Conductor.) (photo caption: Eastern High School Principal Rachel Skerritt (left), Rev. Ruth […]