When I was in eighth grade, I attended my first Intervisitation in Baltimore. I was so excited and very nervous to not only hear the music, but to make new friends. I thought I knew what HaZamir was going to sound like. I heard the starting pitches and was ready to sing. The conductor gave the downbeat and then I was blown away. This is now my fourth year in HaZamir, and the first note of “HaZamir” still amazes me and gives me chills.