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My Night at Carnegie Hall

  • Posted on: 3 August 2018
  • By: Tom Post

I joined the Bronx Borough-Wide Band as a junior high school student in
1961-62. At that time the Salute to Music program was only a few years old.
The Bronx ensembles were led by the Landi sisters, Anna and Norma. In 1962,
under the leadership of the late great violinist Isaac Stern, Carnegie Hall
invited the Salute to Music organization to choose one borough to perform at
Carnegie Hall. This was the first time in Carnegie Hall’s history that NYC
school music groups would be performing there. The Bronx was chosen to begin