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Graduation Day (Neptune High School) at the Greatest Auditorium. Jean Bredin photo for Blogfinger.net June, 2018. ©. Re-post 2020.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor @Blogfinger.net

Each June, the Township of Neptune honors the Scarlet Flyers with a lovely graduation ceremony in the Great Auditorium.  The students and families at NHS look forward to what has become a multi-generational tradition.

Blogfinger has been present to photograph an event filled with joy. You can search our archive box. (top right) to see some of those images.

Unfortunately, the event had to be cancelled this year because of the virus risks.

Here is Edward Elgar’s magnificent “Pomp and Circumstance.”  At Rutherford High School, where I learned reading, writing and the facts of life, we always went down the aisle in the Rivoli Theater.

I recall my junior year when I was in the pit with fellow bandsmen to play this piece for the graduating seniors. There was a beautiful alto sax solo in our arrangement, and I played it into a microphone with the sound echoing throughout the theater.  Music has such power to cause goosebumps, and sometimes the musicians get them also.

EDWARD ELGAR:

 

 

 

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Cello soloist in the OG Great Auditorium. Photo by Paul Goldfinger

Cello soloist in the OG Great Auditorium. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. 2017.   Click to enlarge.

 

* Quote from Radar O’Reilly in the TV series “M.A.S.H.”

 

MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH:   BACH’S CELLO SUITE #1 in G major, prélude:

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Side view.  Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

 

 

KATHRYN GRAYSON and the cast.     “We Open in Venice” from the movie soundtrack of Kiss Me Kate.

 

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There were tours of the Great Auditorium. Few took part. But what does this have to do with the Fling? Lacking focus!  By Paul Goldfinger.   Ocean Grove. 5/4/19. ©

 

BILLIE HOLIDAY AND HER ORCHESTRA.   From Woody’s movie: “Celebrity.”

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