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by Bill Nemoyten

This article appeared in Advance, the magazine of the Association of Concert Bands

It also appears in It All Started with a Trombone ~ The Hornman Memoirs

A few years ago I received an invitation to attend my 50th High School Class reunion. It would involve a trip across the country at substantial expense and would be time consuming at a busy time for me. I thought about it for a while but hadn’t made up my mind. About three weeks before the event, I was contacted by one of the organizers. She urged me to come and then said “I know you were in the school band. You’ll be interested to know that Joe Lanese, your band director is planning on coming.” Continue reading

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Here’s an excerpt from a reading that Bill did in June of 2013 in Peninsula, Ohio at the town library. Bill taught there starting in 1952 and many of Bill’s former students from the 1950s and ’60s were there in the audience. Most them are now grandparents who have passed along their love of music, fostered all those years ago by one outstanding music teacher!

In March of 2010, foolish tree films accompanied Bill and Barb Nemoyten – The Hornman and Crew – in their motor home, “Dreamcatcher,” up to Weott, CA, for a couple of shows. We got some great footage of The Hornman working his magic, and some wonderful shots of the magical Avenue of the Giants.

Be sure to look at the wonderful letters the students wrote to The Hornman after the show!

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