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