Ithaca native, Frank L. Battisti, will launch the sale of his most recent book, “The Best We Can Be”, the story of the Ithaca High School Band from 1955-1967. The event will take place at Borders Books, in the shops at Ithaca Mall, next to Best Buy, on Saturday, November 6, 2010, starting at 3:30pm. Mr. Battisti, a 1945 graduate of Boynton Middle School, 1949 graduate of Ithaca High School and 1953 graduate of Ithaca College, was the driving force, which created an unparalleled musical experience for participating students. The Ithaca High School Band was regarded as one of the crowning music achievements of instrumental music in the 20th century.
Please come meet Frank Battisti and co-writer, Bruce Musgrave at this special event!...(read more)