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Band student salutes flag during cymbal mishap

Posted on: 8:10 am, June 4, 2013, by , updated on: 08:22am, June 4, 2013

A band student in Illinois had to think on his feet when his cymbal failed during the National Anthem.

So what’s a 13-year-old to do when he’s one cymbal short?

Andrew Pawelczyk delivered a well-executed salute to the flag.

The leather strap Andrew was holding broke, causing him to lose the cymbal.

With numerous war veterans in his family, Andrew said he thought a salute was the best way to save his performance.

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