About our soloists
Dr. Joe Brashier recently retired after 44 years in Music Education. He earned Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a doctorate in Conducting from the University of Kansas. His career included 13 years of public school teaching and collegiate positions at Appalachian State University, Rutgers University and Valdosta State University. He has had the fortune of conducting bands throughout the U.S., Europe, China and Australia. He is also an avid tennis player. He and his wife Susan (oboe) relocated to Hendersonville in 2018. They have two daughters that they tolerated in order to have the two wonderful grandchildren they brought into the world.
Joel Helfand is a graduate of Chicago Musical College. Joel ran a successful band for many years in the Chicago area. At conventions, he was fortunate to work with many outstanding entertainers including Doc Severinson, Sara Vaughn, Tex Beneke, Helen O'Connell and Red Skelton.
He retired to Hendersonville in 2005 and ha since worked on staff at the Flat Rock Playhouse, Asheville Community Theatre, The Hendersonville Symphony, The Brevard Philharmonic, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, Hendersonville Community Band, Brevard Community Band and was a backup for the Temptations at the Biltmore.
Don Wauchope has been playing french horn for fun for 64 years, except for a ten year break for college (UNC) and graduate school (NCSU).
A retired USDA agricultural research scientist, Don has played in bands and orchestras in Georgia, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Arkansas and North and South Carolina. He played in the Brevard and Asheville Symphonies in High School and currently plays for the Brevard Philharmonic, The Hendersonville and Brevard Community Bands, The Upstate Winds, The Brevard College Wind Ensemble, The Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass, and The Premier Brass Quintet.
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In a Tribute to the Silver Screen, The Hendersonville Community Band will present movie themes spanning several decades of great movie music played under the baton of our own Conductor Winford Franklin, kicking off his ninth season as conductor. Some of the numbers are “As Time Goes By,” “Tara’s Theme,” “Moon River,” “Theme from Lawrence of Arabia,” Charade,” “Peter Gunn,” The Olympic Spirit,” and “Star Wars.” We will also be playing a group of Disney classics that you will no doubt be seeing the scenes and hearing the words in your head as you enjoy each tune.
Three very special songs will be featured in their entirety. “Schindler’s List” will feature Hendersonville’s ever-popular jazzman, Joel Helfand, playing the solo part on soprano saxophone. This beautiful and haunting rendition will be one to remember.
Our other soloist for this concert will be Mr. Don Wauchope playing the lovely “My Heart Will Go On” solo from the movie Titanic on French horn. This is Don’s first solo with the band and we are very excited for the audience to hear his gorgeous performance.
Another first timer with with the band is guest conductor Joe Brashier, directing the famous classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” Joe, new to the band, plays trombone and is former band director of Appalachian State, Rutgers University, and Valdosta State University.
A fun piece, “Pie in the Face Polka” will showcase the clarinet section and is sure to get some toe tapping going on. All in all, it will be a fun afternoon of music and memories for everyone.
Join the HCB at The Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 for only $10.00 and students are free! Tickets are available from any band member, at the Visitors Center, The Crate Wine Market, and at the door. For additional information, call (828) 713-8590.
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