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Notes from an American Marching Band

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In Elkhart, Indiana, high school marching band is more than just a half-time show — it's a way of life. Journalist Kristen Laine spent a year with the Concord High School Marching Minutemen and their famous director, Max Jones.

Laine follows the state champion Minutemen as they defend their title at the 2004 state finals. She discusses her book, American Band: Music, Dreams, and Coming of Age in the Heartland, and callers share stories of their days in high school band.

Kristen Laine, author, American Band: Music, Dreams, and Coming of Age in the Heartland

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