There’s a little more information over on that particular page, but let me briefly mention here that after I got started on this effort in early 2005, I went great guns for awhile, did a lot of research and writing, and then life (mostly music) got in the way. The project sat on a back burner while I would once in a while stir the pot to keep it from sticking.
It’s back on a rolling boil now. Harry R., a veteran of the 298th Army Band from its earliest days, has agreed to dig into this with me. He’s a published author and a retired English teacher, with a solid background in journalism, so he’s reviewing my stuff, recommending changes, and even doing some writing of his own. I’m indeed fortunate to have him along and to that end, because there are only 24 hours in a day, I’ve put away all my instruments until this book is done. It’s been more than 9 years in the making and as I don’t like not finishing something after I’ve started it, this is going to get done before I get back into my instruments.
The book will actually be a DVD, because it’ll include recordings, tons of photos, and even a couple of videos. For those who don’t have a computer, we’ll think of a hard copy version, but we haven’t gotten to that point yet.
Give me another six months and we ought to have this thing wrapped up.