Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek

Drum set player Julia McCoy is not a typical marching band member. Forced to move across country and become a rookie as a junior, the newest tenor drummer deals with an intense Instructor, a cheerleader and the possibility of love in her own section.

Told in engaging first person, Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek is not your typical YA story. Protagonist Julia McCoy’s plans for an amazing junior year suddenly shift when her parents announce they are moving from SoCal to Atlanta, GA. Resilient and optimistic Julia launches herself into her new life and starts by joining the marching band. A talented drum set player, the blonde proves herself as an intense percussionist and is awarded a spot in the tenor section, a subsection of Westlake high school’s competitive drumline. In addition, Julia joins a local rock band, Beans and Cornbread, and begins teaching drum set lessons.

Events in the fast paced novel work around band camp, Beans and Cornbread's first show, an 'impacting' first marching band competition, sneaky cheerleading exes and an exciting Homecoming week. Fans of Courtney Brandt's Line series will be happy to see cameos from previous characters make appearances.

Cover artwork by Helen Heinig.


"I would have to say that this is one of those rare gems that brings you back to when you were in high school. As a former "band geek" who did band camp and all that is involved with band I would have to say I really appreciated this book. I would highly recommend this book for someone who is just trying to read something sweet and innocent."

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About Courtney Brandt

Ms. Brandt is proud to present The Line, and the additional novels in the complete series, A Fine Line, Keeping in Line, and The Line Up (available individually, or as a complete Anthology). Each of the lighthearted novels was created for high school students and alumni in marching band. As a former drumline member, Courtney enjoys bringing a fictional voice to band geeks all over the world. The author also released two additional stand-alone novels, Confessions of A Teenage Band Geek and her final YA marching novel, Major Pain. She also is the sole manager of the successful Tumblr 'marchingartsphotography' account.

Courtney looks forward to turning back to her YA roots as she completes a new steampunk series set in Victorian England. The Queen of England: Coronation, The Queen of England: Grand Tour and The Queen of England: Ascension are a planned trilogy, with the first book in the series now available.

Additionally, Ms. Brandt would like to invite you to look into her two contemporary adult novels, Room 702 and Life After Joe, published under her pen name, Ann Benjamin.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with her at or read more about her author life at

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