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Characters By Chapter
Nanci Lee Woody
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1   Vernon   Woodman   Joey's father.
    Joey   Woodman   Protagonist.
    Ellie   Woodman   Joey's mother.
    John   Woodman   Joey's brother.  Seven years older than Joey.
    Mr.   Werner   Joey's 4th grade music teacher. Provides Joey with trombone.
    Miss   Gaspar   Joey's 4th grade teacher in new school in Tracy.
    Mr.   Rasmussen   Joey's 5th grade teacher at new San Rafael school.
    Trixie       Joey's beloved dog.
    Silver       Joey's beloved horse and Vernon's work horse.
    Hank       Classmate of Joey's.
2   Catherine       High school classmate of Joey. Joey falls for her.
    Mr.   Silverman   High school band director.
    Henry P.   Kleinrath   Conductor of Shriner Band, Sacramento. Musician.
    Roger       Joey's best friend. Trumpet virtuoso.
    John   Woodman   Joey's older brother. In the Army.
    Miss   Andrews   Joey's high school English teacher.
    Donna       High school classmate. She falls for Joey immediately.
    Frankie       High school football player. Antagonist.
    Ben       High school captain of the football team.
    Jolene       High school classmate. She is dating Ben.
    Tommy       High school football player.
    BJ       High school football player.
    Rafael   Mendez   World famous trumpet player. Performs in McClatchy High School.
3   Billy       Construction worker for Joey's father, Vernon.
    Peter   Thompson   Teacher at Sacramento JC. Bass player with Winston's Band.
    Mel   Winston   Band leader.
    Walter J.   Blair   Sac. State trombone professor. Grad Paris Music Conservatory.
    Bud & Pete       Heavy equipment operators. Work for Joey's father, Vernon.
    Hazel       Joey's co-worker at onion processing plant in Sacramento.
    Bess       Owner of Laundromat where Joey works for the summer.
    Mark       An intern that Catherine is dating.
5    Doc   Allen   Band leader.
    Ed       Trumpet virtuoso.
    Betty   Allen   Singer with Doc Allen's band.
    Ziggy   Elman   Renowned trumpet player.
    Milt   Bernhart   Renowned trombonist.
    Dick   Noel   Renowned trombonist.
    Paul   Weston   Band leader.
    Harry   Newstone   Musical Director of Sacramento Symphony.
    Marilyn       French Horn player for Sacramento Symphony.
    Bernard   Rolff   Tenor trombonist for Sacramento Symphony.
    Carl   Perkins   Guitarist. Wrote the song, "Blue Suede Shoes."
    Johnny   Cash   Country singer who performs at Folsom State Prison.
    June   Carter   Country singer who performs at Folsom State Prison.
    Paul   Tanner   Trombonist, UCLA Professor. Performed with Glenn Miller.