Recitals open to music students


NAUGATUCK — The annual Bob Veillette Summer Piano Recitals are set for Aug. 21 at the Whittemore Library.

The recitals were started by Veillette, a Naugatuck man and pianist, in 2004. Veillette suffered a brain stem stroke in 2006 that left him paralyzed from the nose down. His friends continued the recitals to maintain his vison of providing children an opportunity to perform in front of live audiences to develop confidence.

Recitals will be held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Openings are still available for students of all instruments and voice students. Accompanists are available upon request.

For more information or to sign up, contact Helen Boxer at 203-232-5735 or