“Michigan State University’s original music man, Professor Leonard Falcone, took a military band and transformed it over the years into a trend-setting marching machine and a concert band par excellence, and in so doing, he influenced music around the world. The biography of this passionate and consummate Director of Bands at Michigan State University is a must-read for anyone who ever watched a Spartan Marching Band halftime show or listened to one of his unique concert performances. And if you did neither, this is still a must-read because there was only one Professor Leonard Falcone, and there will never be another.”

Tim Skubick
Hall of Fame broadcaster, former voice of the Spartan Marching Band, MSU Concert Band first clarinet (1963-67)

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Links to sites of interest
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American Bandmasters Association - www.americanbandmasters.org

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp - www.bluelake.org

College Band Directors National Association - www.cbdna.org

International Tuba Euphonium Association - www.iteaonline.org

Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival -

Michigan State University - www.msu.edu

Michigan State University College of Music - www.music.msu.edu

Michigan State University Alumni Band - www.spartanband.net/alumni

Phi Mu Alpha - www.sinfonia.org

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