Notes from an Accidental Band Geek

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 282 pages
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Elsie Wyatt is a born French horn player, just like her father and her grandfather before her. In order to qualify for the prestigious summer music camp of her dreams, she must expand her musical horizons and join - gasp! - the marching band. There are no French horns in marching band (what the heck is a mellophone??), but there are some cute boys. And marching band is very different from orchestra: they march, they chant, they . . . cluck? Elsie is not so sure she'll survive, but the new friends she's making and the actual fun she's having will force her to question her dad's expectations and her own musical priorities.

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User Review  - Kewpie83 - LibraryThing

You know what? I enjoyed this book. It's what I'd call a 'popcorn' novel. Cute and witty, this coming of age novel should keep readers who participated in a band (of any sort) engaged. :p Read full review

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User Review  - ethel55 - LibraryThing

Dionne had me with the 'what the heck is a mellophone' attitude of Elsie Wyatt as she arrives for her first day of marching band camp. A serious French Horn player, Elsie needs another activity on her ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Erin Dionne (www.erindionne.com) lives in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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