“Those who study communication say that humor is the shortest distance between two people. If there is a shred of truth in that statement, you will quickly connect with Trey Reely’s latest contribution to the band director’s library, Mr. Holland on the Edge. Prepare yourself for some hearty laughing; you’ll quickly identify with many of the anecdotes by an author who walks his talk.” --Tim Lautzenheiser
Join band humorist Trey Reely for a fresh and sometimes poignant look at the life of a band director. Having problems with marching band season? Read “Everything You Wanted to Know about Football But Were Afraid to Ask a Cheerleader” for an instant “fix.” Need some advice on matters musical and otherwise? Make sure to turn to “From the Files of Dear Abby.”
The veritable Dave Barry of band, Trey Reely can tell a tale that hits just the right note—keep a copy handy for an instant laugh! Quality paperback, extensively illustrated, with a Foreword by John Knight.
Trey Reely is Director of Bands at Paragould High School in Paragould, Arkansas. His other books include Mr. Holland Strikes Back: More Tales from the Musical Podium and Move Over Mr. Holland: Insights, Humor, and Philosophy on Music and Life. He has a regular column in The Instrumentalist magazine.
“Most school band directors have a love/hate relationship with their profession. Most of the time they couldn’t imagine doing anything else--except when they have ‘one of those days.’ When you suffer from one of them, I highly recommend taking a couple of doses of Trey Reely before bed, and you won’t be calling anyone in the morning. His medicine will go down smoothly, and, at the dawn of a new day, you will realize that you are not alone. Trey has been there and done that and sees these shared experiences with a truly wicked sense of humor. At other times he is serious and philosophical with terrific suggestions that can help you as you labor in one of the most important jobs on the planet.” --David Newell, author and arranger
A fresh and sometimes poignant look at the life of a band director.