Greetings Mr. Laureano! My trumpet teacher through college, starting in 1994, was Jack Laumer. He was a Manhattan S. of M. grad student with Vacchiano in the late 60's/early 70's. As a matter of fact, he was in the finals with Mr. Schlueter for the job in Minnesota that you now hold. I remember him saying once that he met you briefly during his studies in NY. Is it true that you had set out to be a soloist rather than an orchestral trumpeter when you first started school? I would love to hear stories about your 'adventures' with Mr. Vacchiano. Especially since after working through so many orchestral works during my studies, I remember coming across not-so-frequently played pieces and Mr. Laumer would say, "Lemme see what Vacchiano wrote about this excerpt..." and pull out an excerpt book with Mr. Vacchiano's markings right there! He, more often than not, copied them straight into my book! Mr. Laumer has some fantastic stories about his time with Mr. Vacchiano and I would love to hear more from you! Take care and thank you for the inspiration you've given us!