March of the Band 4 is a book about four kids (12-13 years of age), from different backgrounds, who must forge a trusting relationship among themselves in order to survive after getting lost on a day hike. Our story really begins when two best friends, Jacob and Tyler, from a small town in Oregon, attend an inaugural comic convention without their parent’s knowledge or permission. One of the exhibitors at the event uses an ancient artifact to promote and peddle his Egyptian comic books and memorabilia. Even though the owner believes it’s a replica and only uses it as a centerpiece for his merchandise, the item gets taken and every attendee is searched. Our two protagonists are kicked out of the convention by staff members for supposedly stealing a comic book. Jacob’s mother, who is undoubtedly livid, sends her son and his best friend to a summer camp as part of his punishment. The best friends, along with two other campers, become lost in the Mount Hood National Wilderness. The four kids must band together to survive the unforgiving environment of Mother Nature. While trying to get back to civilization they also must escape capture from two hired men who believe Jacob and Tyler have possession of the Egyptian artifact which may be authentic.