In 1972, the Tremper High School Golden Strings was founded by Stanley F. Nosal. Its purpose was to fulfill two basic needs" 1.) provide interested and qualified students with an opportunity to study and perform a variety of lighter music and 2.) make available an entertainment-type string group that could accept invitations to perform for various civic functions as well as school performances throughout the year. The Golden Strings were one of the first high school strolling strings group in the United States. Their inspiration came from the well-known Golden Strings that performed in the Flame Room at the Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis.