Friday, March 2, 2012


     Alice performs at the Kalamazoo Symphony's Designer Showhouse reception, 1990s.
     Her seat mate is Harold "Bud" Hanselman, pianist and KSO supporter.  Bud's wife
     Susan ascends the staircase.  

Kalamazoo has been blessed with the likes of Harold "Bud" Hanselman, a native Kalamazooan (1924-2011).

Bud took time out of his successful career in the paper industry to share his
talents.  Among his many volunteer projects, Harold Hanselman served on
the board of the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and was an avid
Kalamazoo Symphony supporter.

Being a piano player himself, Bud and Alice would always talk about music whenever they
saw each other at symphony concerts.

Bud shared his enthusiasm for piano playing by providing live music for noontime diners at
Ministry With Community during the final decade of his life.  Thank you, Bud.  What a
difference you made in the lives of so many here in Kalamazoo.


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