Fountain Tribute Memories

Having read Karen Shaefer's accounts of the Fountain tribute concert and the music-education reunion, I am prompted to thank the hard-working arrangers for providing the opportunity for the weekend's many touching moments.

It was a shock, though, to find no one else from the Class of 1958 in attendance. Where were all those folks who beat me out of a spot in the choir? Where were those fellow music ed-ers who sat with me through Professor Fountain's conducting class? And where were those who should realize that Robert Shaw is a national treasure and that their chances of working with him are diminishing?

Getting home through the now famous Cleveland storm was tough, but the weekend was a memorable experience and I'm sorry my classmates missed it.

--Mary Kremer-Hartrick '58
Grand Island, New York