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Notes From An Accidental Band Geek

by Erin Dionne

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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 ( )
  Kewpie83 | Apr 3, 2013 |
Elise Wyatt has a dream of becoming a great French Horn-player. The only way she can move her dream is if she joins the marching band, but joining the marching band will be social suicide. She has to figure out whether she will follow her dreams or follow the popular girls.
  Laurenpearce | Mar 13, 2013 |
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 resume for an audition for a prestigious summer music camp. As a ninth grader, Elsie's single-minded focus seems a little hard core to the kids she's trying to get to know. Some of her angst seemed over the top, but the overall story was very funny and engaging. ( )
  ethel55 | Sep 10, 2011 |
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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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French horn virtuoso Elsie Wyatt resents having to join her high school's marching band playing a melliphone, but finally finds a sense of belonging that transcends the pressure she has always felt to be as good as her father, principal french horn player in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.… (more)

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