The Band Plays On Book Tour Review/Giveaway

Thursday, July 12, 2012

About The Band Plays On
Celebrating the soul of America’s heartland, The Band Plays On is Rick Niece’s heartfelt tribute to friendship, community, and, most importantly, his father, Lewis Niece. When DeGraff, Ohio’s beloved band teacher is invited to direct an encore performance, “Lewie’s Alumni Band” gathers to celebrate with gusto. As the band practices for its final parade, Rick, his baritone in tow, reflects on treasured memories, relationships, and the legacy of a small town with indomitable spirit. The second volume in the delightful Fanfare for a Hometown series, The Band Plays On provides an entertaining, inspirational glimpse into lives richly lived…and shared.

My Thoughts

The Band Plays on is a book by Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., and author of Side Yard Superhero. Side Yard Superhero was an excellent book, it was a chronicle of Rick’s childhood, centered around a very special friend.  But that is another book, and this review is about The band Plays On, another book by Mr. Niece.

I had high expectations of this book when I started reading it. Rick Niece set the bar in my head pretty high when I read Side Yard superhero. His razor-sharp and detailed memory details another book filled with imagery and memories. An ever-so-slight hint of humor lies within each page, making this book an enjoyable read.

The story is warm and touching. The heartfelt words were obviously carefully crafted to say what Rick Niece wants the world to hear and know. It is devotion that drives Mr. Niece, and the world needs more devoted people just like him. Rick’s father was an excellent man, and Rick explains why in a detailed and chronological series of events.

This is a great book with an enjoyable read. Rick Niece has the ability to draw In readers thanks to his illustrious writing styles, this book will be no exception as he takes us back to Ohio again.

Join Dr. Rick Niece to help keep music alive in our schools by supporting The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation in a new campaign celebrating the launch of The Band Plays On!

Where to purchase: You are able to purchase the book from the website.

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  1. I follow you on Networked Blogs under the name Lily Kwan.

  2. I learned Rick D.Neice,Ph.D. is an educator,a memory keeper,a poet and an anauthomytheographer. He sounds like a wonderful man. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  3. I follow you on Network Blogs
    Sue Hull


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