Eastern Connecticut State University students will take

part in a memorial concert for one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

victims on Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck, CT. Two of

Eastern’s acappella groups — “Key of She” and “Fallin’ Flat” — will perform at the

event, dubbed “Perform For Peace: A Concert to Benefit.” The public is invited. Tickets

will be sold at the door. Admission is $10; $5 if you bring a non-perishable food item.

All food items will be donated to the local food bank.

The concert, which will focus on promoting peace and positivity, will benefit

the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund. Hochsprung was the principal at Sandy

Hook; she died while trying to protect her students. Hochsprung’s family has established

a scholarship fund in her honor to benefit students from her hometown high school who

are planning to pursue a career in education.

Other groups and individuals performing include: The “AcaBellas” from Central

University State University (CCSU); CCSU “Too Good For Instruments”; “University

of Connecticut (UConn) Chordials”; “UConn Notes Over Storrs”; Hartford’s “Love Note

Sentiment”; Naugatuck Community Choir; Derek Waldron; Nathan Glenister; Everett

Casini; and the Rubber City Blues Band.

For more information on the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund, visit

www.dawnhochsprungmemorialfund.org. For more information about “Perform For

Peace: A Concert to Benefit,” email Jessica Johnson at johnsonjes@my.easternct.edu.