Help Carson Nolting reach her dreams!

For: Carson Nolting
Longmont, CO
Organizer: Lori Salo
Help Carson Nolting reach her dreams! (Carson Nolting)
of $15,000 goal
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Raised by 92 donors

The Story

When Carson was 9 years old, she went on a field trip with her school to see the Denver Symphony.  Her name was drawn out of a hat, picking her to go on stage and help conduct the orchestra.  She still has that baton.  That night, she came home and said she wanted to play in the symphony when she grew up.  

The summer after she had graduated from high school, she and her family were at Rhythm on the River in Longmont CO watching a good friend of hers perform, when Carson noticed they were doing palm readings at the festival.  She asked her mom if she could have her palm read.  After standing in line (in over 100 degree heat) for more than 30 minutes with a stagnant line, a woman approached Carson and her mom about a Tarot card reading as her line was empty.  The reader spread the cards on the table and asked Carson to pick three.  The first card she picked, when revealed, said “Celebration”.  The reader told Carson she’d go on to have many celebrations throughout her life, and asked if Carson knew of a specific meaning for this card?  Carson said no.  But her mom, Vickie, did.  It would come to mean celebrations of Carson’s musical accomplishments and performances.  The reader turned over the next two cards at the same time.  One card read “Music”.  One card read “Enchantment”.  Carson was speechless, her eyes were as big as a deer’s.  The reader asked – do these cards speak to you? Carson replied that she was heading to the University of New Mexico, the “Land of Enchantment”, this fall, to study music.  The reader shared with them that this result is what they call synchronicity.  Alignment with exactly what you are supposed to be doing.

Unfortunately, Carson’s family suffered a terrible tragedy with the unexpected accidental death of her dad in September of 2017.  She is finishing her senior year as a music performance major at UNM, and looking forward to the transition to a master’s program the next fall.  Two professors she has studied with realize that to support this next goal, she will need a different tuba as she has outgrown the ones she currently owns.  This is a hardship with the recent family loss.  

The recommending professor’s names are Richard White (Carson’s current professor at UNM) and Daniel Perantoni (Indiana University professor, Carson studied with him at Denver University summer of 2017).  The tuba of choice for her size and ability is PT-6CC.  This type of tuba can cost from $8,000 used to $14,000 new!  Travel to inspect and play the tuba is required before one should purchase it, adding additional cost.

Any contributions are greatly appreciated by this family which has experienced such a great loss.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 5, 2018


Posted on June 5, 2018


I am so grateful and overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. Without everyone’s help and donations I would not have been able to continue my growth as a musician. I was able to purchase a beautiful tuba from Germany in time for me to audition at graduate schools. I graduated from the University of New Mexico cum laude, and was accepted into Colorado State University with two assistant teaching positions and my tuition is covered for the masters program. 

Thank you again. This was a huge blessing and would not have been able to do it on my own.


Posted on October 3, 2017


Posted on October 3, 2017

Robert "Bob" Alan Nolting of Longmont, CO, lost his life unexpectedly on September 17, 2017 while returning home from a family visit to Indiana. Bob was born in Linton, Indiana on September 7th, 1960 to Kay and Jerry Nolting. Bob was preceded in death by his uncle Roger Hasler and cousin Kelly Hasler, and his grandparents Ruth and Harold Nolting. Bob is survived by his wife Vickie Nolting of 34 years (née Vick); his son Landon and daughter Carson Nolting; his parents Kay and Jerry Nolting; his siblings Todd and Kim Nolting; his grandparents Leland and Eurtis Hasler; his in laws Don and Carol Vick; his brother and sister-in-law Don and Deanna Vick, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bob graduated from Bloomington High School North, in Bloomington, IN, and went on to graduate from Vincennes University, in Vincennes, IN with a degree in Laser Optics. Vickie and Bob met in college. After graduation they married May 21, 1983 and left to start their life in Colorado. This was their dream. They followed it, making so many wonderful friends and memories. They started their family in Longmont, CO. Bob was employed at UNAVCO, a position he loved and a company he respected. Bob and Vickie own the local business Hair On Wheels, in Longmont, CO. Bob will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. He loved family, music, and history. He had an uncanny memory for dates, times and places, especially when playing Trivial Pursuit. A celebration of life will be held on November 11, 2017 from 1-4pm at The St. Vrain 635 3rd Ave. Longmont, CO 80501. The family suggests in lieu of flowers to make memorial contributions directly to the Noltings' to help them through this transitional time.

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Oct. 2, 2017

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