Andrei Strizek

pianist - music director - writer

In Memoriam

Five years ago today we lost five incredible people, including my good friend Branden. Stepping into the job at Chi-Hi less than a month after the accident, still a "student teacher," was one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences I've ever had. Today I've been reliving memories, of that awful morning and the horrible phone call, the coming together of friends and family, the beauty of Lux Aurumque at the Wind Symphony concert that afternoon, the memorial services, and so much more.

I have so much I could say, yet so little that I want to share with anyone. Instead, I want to post these videos - some of Branden's favorite pieces - in honor and in memory. We still miss you, and we were blessed to spend even a few minutes of our lives with all of you.

Happy birthday Branden. Forever Cardinal Bound.

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