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.