Band Geeks unite in this fresh new middle-grade series by debut author (and former band director) Michelle Schusterman! Holly Mead s first day of seventh grade isn t going as planned. Her brother ruins her carefully chosen outfit, she s almost late, and her new band director has some surprisingly strict rules. Worst of all, it seems like her best friend, Julia, has replaced her with Natasha, the pretty, smart, new French horn player! Holly is determined to get first chair, but Natasha is turning out to be some pretty stiff competition and not just in band. Band might be a competition, but friendship isn t and Holly needs to figure it out before she loses Julia for good.