Ted Deret, Trumpet

1982: BBA in Marketing from Hofstra University: School of Business, graduated with departmental honors

Presently run my own business: Deret Financial Services, Inc.

Senior year jazz band - night of the big performance, we are playing a piece called "Pick Up The Pieces." At a certain point in the music each member of the band was supposed to yell out, "Pick up the pieces" in unison. I was the ONLY person in a 15 piece band to actually yell it out. Everyone else felt they didn't have to do it because they figured everyone else would cover it. Well, it didn't work out that way. Boy was I embarrassed (for doing what I was supposed to be doing.)