Marie (Mayer) Shepherd, Clarinet and Saxophone
I played clarinet/sax alongside John Fullam, constantly staying on my toes in the band. I have been in contact with John and a couple of years ago attended his performance with Murray Kahn in West Islip. I so much loved being in the band and the stage band as it was called back then. Mr. Zurcher, you meant so much to me in my life. I would love to be in contact again. I still play the clarinet where I live in Bay Shore. I am an active member of the Bay Shore Brightwaters Community Band. We are a summer community band under the direction of Ted Negrelli. I enjoy playing so much.
I just read the article in the Nexus. I only wish I had known about the reunion concert as I would love to have performed once again in Baldwin. I have always dreamed of a reunion band and would be very interested if Baldwin has another concert in the future.
My memories of Baldwin and the music department are still very vivid. I truly believe that you and the teachers in the music department are what made my days in Baldwin so special. Yes, I always hung out in the band room.
I would love to be in touch. I hope you remember me, as I will always remember you.Thank you for the memories and for making music a very important part of my life.