Musical Service

The Life and Times of the Franklin Silver Cornet Band

by Peter Greene


Formats

Softcover
$24.99
Hardcover
$34.99
E-Book
$9.99
Softcover
$24.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/21/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 421
ISBN : 9781425706678
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 421
ISBN : 9781425706685
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 421
ISBN : 9781462803996

About the Book

Once upon a time, every town in America, large and small, boasted a band of its own. In one small Northwest Pennsylvania town, those days still live on. This is the story of the Franklin Silver Cornet Band, the men and women who have filled its ranks, and the town that has been its home for 150 years. Painstakingly researched and filled with hundreds of colorful characters, this book unfolds a tale to delight fans of band music and small town American history. Join in celebration of Venango County’s oldest musical tradition. Includes 25 photos, some never before published.


About the Author

Peter Greene has spent more than three decades in the Franklin Silver Cornet Band trombone section. A graduate of Allegheny College, he teaches English at Franklin Area High School. He can also be found playing jazz with the Bully Hill Brass Band, kayaking on the Allegheny River, and working in local theater. His previous books include Venango Tales and A Good Idea at the Time which collect many of his weekly columns from Venango Newspapers.