How could three horrifying tragedies befall one city within such a short period?

Fifty lives were taken by a deranged gunman, an innocent child taken from his parents and a talented young girl senselessly gunned down in the same city.

We may never understand why the innocent are taken as evil continues to grow in our world.




“Death and sorrow stains the earth where joy and bliss once stood.

These lives are gone for reasons known to only One, who could.

The more we see deaths shadow form across our land each day,

the more we feel the loss of life and bow our heads to pray”.

You can download this arrangement of “Orlando” for a brass quartet free of charge at-

Free Sheet Music “Orlando”- Brass Quartet (tpt.1,2, tbn.1,2)

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.