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John Beaty

It all started in Beaumont, TX. Joe and John Beaty were born into that East Texas heat and humidity. It took a few years and a few bumps in the road, but the Beaty Boys found their calling, they found their instruments. They both took to practicing 8 hours a day. The brothers knew they wanted to end up in New York City and they had the perfect pit stop.

Both Beaty Brothers were accepted with scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy. The brothers now had the opportunity they needed to ensure their ticket to New York. They could practice a staggering twelve hours a day. Sharing, mentoring, and teaching one other the Beatys soaked up the worlds of classical music, dance, poetry, art, and theater.

In mid-August of 2001, the brothers fulfilled their goal of making it to New York City. Both of the them received scholarships again and continued to maintain there crazy practice habits. What the brothers didn't realize was that they would learn more in that first month then ten colleges could teach. While getting ready for class, the brothers actually saw the bottom of the first plane flying low over union square. There are few words that can be used. To see the people of New York first hand rebuild and recover. The city dead below 14th street. The meetings, vigil's, and soap boxes in Union Square. The white smoke, the sore throats, the nose bleeds. The smell. The New York the Beaty Brothers have known is so completely different than what they could have imagined.

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