IT'S MORE THAN DO-RE-MI traces the life of John Cacavas from his days as a teenage band leader through his career as a composer/conductor for motion pictures and television.  The journey reaches from a small town in South Dakota to Chicago, Washington, D. C., New York, London, and finally to Beverly Hills, California, where he now resides.


With amusing anecdotes, the book details the author's experiences with the machinations of Tin Pan Alley, life in the United States Army Band, conducting on the symphony orchestra circuit, the the trials and tribulation of the world of Hollywood motion pictures studios.


IT'S MORE THAN DO-RE-MI is an inside glance at the fascinating world of music.



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Trade paperback ISBN: 1-4134-1697-7

Hardcover ISBN:  1-4134-1698-5


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