With the Band - Memoir of a Music Shop Owner (Paperback)

With the Band - Memoir of a Music Shop Owner Cover Image
Click Title for IN STORE Location
Northshire Manchester
24 on hand, as of May 21 10:19am
(POD - Shire Press)
Northshire Saratoga
3 on hand, as of May 21 10:19am
(POD - Shire Press)


Two days are never the same in the life of Billy Cole, a music instrument repairman. Plans of scheduled clarinet overhaul are quickly shuffled aside as a renowned artist walks through the door for an adjustment, a chat and tickets to that night's concert.
Over the course of nearly 50 years in the music business, Billy has become a personal friend and respected repairman to some of the top musicians in the industry. Through his fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, his small music shop is a welcoming haven for musicians to stop by, to gather and be amongst others that share a common interest in music. He has become a friendly face for a musician on the road, year after year.
From Woodstock, New York City and beyond, come with the band, as you're transported to sound stages, studios and shows that tell the story of just another day with the music technician. Musical emergencies come in the form of a young student anticipating the repair of their trumpet before their school concert to a backstage repair with thousands of fans waiting. Each one has a story and is told through the eyes of Billy with the band as you are taken on a musical adventure transcending age and background.
Throughout the serendipitous twists and turns of life, Billy navigates it the best way he knows how, with faith and with his wife, his partner, his best friend. Together, they share the journey, forging an unconventional, yet traditional family lifestyle. With The Band not only tells the story of a music man, it also chronicles the balancing act that comes with being a business owner, father and husband, and how to appreciate the extraordinary in an ordinary day.
Follow your dreams with passion. Turn your worry into undoubting enthusiasm. Take advantage of every opportunity with lightning speed.Learn from your mistakes and celebrate your victories.

About the Author

Billy Cole was born in upstate NY, After Graduating from SUNY Morrisville with an associates degree in Music Instrument Technology he embarked on a long successful career in woodwind and brass repair, spanning nearly a half of a century. Along the way Billy never took his success for granted. He always looked for ways to give back to those less fortunate. Inspired by the power of music, Billy recently formed a non-profit, Horns For Haiti Inc. that provides musical instruments to the mountainous villages of Haiti while he personally teaches young Haitians how to repair them. Billy continues to live with his wife in upstate New York where you’ll find him and his son Billy behind their workbenches every day keeping the music industry and life…in tune.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781605715155
ISBN-10: 1605715158
Publisher: Shirespress
Publication Date: April 8th, 2020
Pages: 436
Language: English