A shining example in Allentown

A shining example in Allentown

There are 7 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 3, 2009, titled A shining example in Allentown. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Nationally known smooth jazz trumpeter Rick Braun, a 1973 Dieruff High graduate, watches as Dieruff student Josh Kennedy, 18, takes a turn.

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The Truth

Northampton, PA

#1 Apr 3, 2009
Always good to see someone from the ASD doing well.

Allentown, PA

#2 Apr 3, 2009
good story !

Salfordville, PA

#3 Apr 3, 2009
Great story. Nice to see someone doing something they love and bringing smiles on faces. God bless.

United States

#4 Apr 3, 2009
I heard of this Rick Braun guy, his music is pretty good!! I was surprised to learn he was from Allentown. Great to hear when an A-Town boy does something truly original and with so much talent. Big up to you Rick and thanks for visiting Dieruff. GO Husky High.

Class of '88

Kittanning, PA

#5 Apr 3, 2009
can the kids of allentown today become the next Rick Braun? we must do everything capable at making this a reality. a perfect example of it starting with the parents. what an honorable man thanks to a great mother.

Allentown, PA

#6 Apr 3, 2009
As a fellow classmate (DHS'74)of Rick's, I knw the talent was always there. I can still hear some brass licks of "Norwegian Wood" and "The Stripper" coming out of the practice rooms. Bravo to your encore visit to DHS!
Allentown should be extremely proud that one its own is known worldwide for his musical talent and career accomplishments.

Harleysville, PA

#7 Apr 4, 2009
In a way, I really think Dieruff might be the best high school in the valley.

All they guys from the neighborhood and I grew up modest but ten years latter we are all winners.

Class of 98, Husky Pride!

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