Don Watson started making music at the base of a ski hill in 1963 and never stopped. Now in his 58th consecutive ski season, Don continues his career performing for our visitors and representing our town around the world.
Don came to the Vail Valley in from New York in 1980 after performing at the winter olympics in Lake Placid. He now lives in Singletree with his long time partner Debra Swain, their golden retreiver Lucy and Bella the cat. Don has three wonderful children and two grand kids.
As the “Artist in Residence” at Vail Mountain School, Don taught guitar, percussion, voice, theater and speech. He is a skier, sailor, camper, fisherman, golfer, sporting-clays enthusiast and fencing master. He coached the Battle Mountain High School fencing club to a bronze medal at the 2012 National High School Championship and in 2018, he finished his personal best on the podium at the 2018 USFA National Championship.
“I look forward to including everyone who has enthusiasm for our program. I want to help us all make our own JOYFUL NOISE! " Contact Don at: [email protected]
Music Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:15pm All singers and musicians are welcome to join us!