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Carnegie Hall Memories

The exhilaration I felt when I stepped out onto the great stage will not be forgotten for a very long time. Indescribable in a way. Kind of surreal in fact. I can still hear the sound resonating throughout that magnificent hall. -- Jeanne Fasano, Flute

Being in Carnegie Hall is a bit intimidating. I felt a slight lump in my throat when we started "Also Sprach Zarathustra" as I realized -- this was really happening. I got goosebumps during "Lassus Trombone." The audience was great, and the sound was amazing. My greatest thanks to Jim Bast for allowing us all to have this wonderful experience." -- Jim Humelsine, Trombone

As timpanist at Carnegie Hall opening numbers for the Greater Shore Concert Band I played "American Salute," similar to the orchestra arrangement I played at the White House for President Kennedy on August 6, 1962 while a member of the National High School Symphony Orchestra from Interlochen. Both of these experiences stand as the hight points of my musical career. -- Marc Colmer, M.D., Timpanist

We loved every minute of the great performance. -- Judy H., Audience

It was indeed magical! Thank you for allowing us to be part of it all! -- Lisa S., Audience

Spectacular night for sure. Thank you for your beautiful music. It erases the crazy things in our world. -- Dee S., Audience

It was fabulous. -- Marisa K., Audience

Wow what an amazing performance!! I was blown away by the talent on the stage and was also impressed with how much fun everyone seemed to be having together! Loved the music, loved the energy, loved being part of it!! Thanks so much!! - Dawn T., Audience

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