World War II enters a new phase, summer is in full swing, and Dale Kingston, the boy who saved the Conn Musical Instrument factory from burning to the ground, faces his biggest adventure so far: junior high school. As Dale and his friends climb the steps to the junior high, a tall dark-haired boy steps in front of them. Dale looks up and says, "Can you tell us where the band room is?" The boy smirks and looks over at his friends, who are leaning against a railing. "Hey, aren't you the hot shot cornet player from Emerson School? Well, don't think you're coming to my school and taking it over. You're on my turf." Find out about Dale's adventures in his new school. The curriculum guide is a great resource to help nurture positive experiences with music and literacy.