Jul
29
2016
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 Shirley Mullins' youngest student, Quentin Branlat, 6, played a measured and tonal “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on a quarter size cello while staring straight at his audience the entire performance. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

Shirley Mullins' youngest student, Quentin Branlat, 6, played a measured and tonal “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on a quarter size cello while staring straight at his audience the entire performance. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

A 50-year legacy

Both literally and figuratively, The Sound of Music emanating from Mills Lawn on Saturday afternoon commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Yellow Springs Summer Strings and Band program started by Shirley Mullins and the late Mary Schumacher in 1964. The concert featured a 40-person impromptu orchestra, with long-time string teacher Cami Dell Grote, current co-director Dennis Farmer, ­long-time supporter Barbara Bradfute, and many alumni of the program. And for the finale, Mullins’ youngest student, Quentin Branlat, 6, played a measured and tonal “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on a quarter size cello while staring straight at his audience the entire performance.

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One Response to “A 50-year legacy”

  1. Stephanie Hernandez says:

    Don’t know if you remember me. Class of ’78 ,Stephanie Hernandez, once Stephanie Gregg. My daughter is now teaching music at the National Cathedral school in Washington DC. Your legacy lives on. Love you Shirley!

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