Ed Branley '76 Dedicates Latest Book to Legendary Band Director, Marty Hurley

9781467111713 (1)Brother Martin alumnus Edward J. Branley ’76 has released a pictorial history book of New Orleans Jazz from Arcadia Publishing. Published on Monday, 4/7/2014, this new title celebrates the development of jazz and the legacy of jazz pioneers in over 200 vintage images. In Branley’s latest book, he pays tribute to Mr. Marty Hurley, longtime Band Director at Brother Martin High school who passed away in 2011. Edward J. Branley, 55, is a native of New Orleans and a former high school history teacher.

“This book is dedicated to the late Marty Hurley, master percussionist and longtime band director at Brother Martin High School in Gentilly, along with Dominick Caronna and Chris Bailey, who succeeded Mr. Hurley as band directors at BMHS. Thanks to you all for nurturing my son’s skills on the trombone.”