Hugo Von Flugel is not your ordinary beginning school band director, but a colorful one loved by his students. With an important decision to make, you’ll have the opportunity to see if he makes the correct one. This story comes alive in rhyme.

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Having been a beginning band director for a number of years, I knew what this job could do to one’s psyche. So I decided to write a story in rhyme about a conductor who “lost” it. I got the idea from a wild-eyed disheveled German conductor with a heavy accent, who taught young children at the Henry School Settlement House in New York City.


  1. Anne Latella says:

    Felix -You are amazing! You are natural born prose and poetry writer. I Loved the story especially the happy ending. also your narration was great also. You have so much enthusiasm & the emphasis is always placed correctly. Of course I realized the Night before Christmas gave you the narrative incentive,but I enjoyed it just as much, if not more since I know the author and the narrator .As usual the cover is great and adds to the book also. Your talent is endless and your enthusiasm is boundless. I truly appreciate the diversity of your skills.


    • Hi Anne,

      I just found this wonderful compliment and don’t know how I missed it. There’s was a lot going with the website David made for me and I missed quite a few messages like yours at the beginning. A late thanks and I really appreciate it. It’s messages like yours that gives me the will to continue on.


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