Enjoy Holiday and Christmas favorites with some dixie twists, brass, and a side of banjo. Plus of course some of your Dixieland favorites! Local favorites the Firehouse Six Dixieland Band will charm you with their musical wit and variety. The decorations will be hung, making this a unique and festive event.
Dr. Don LaPlante, TUBA, has recently retired as the Superintendent of Schools in Hartford, VT. He holds a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from Boston Univ. as well as a Masters degree in Administration from Boston Univ., and a PhD in School Administration from Univ. of Florida. He plays with the Claremont American Band as well as with the FHSDB.Vaughn Hadwen, TROMBONE, is a retired house painter. He is a former Army Band member, and performs with the Claremont American Band, the Springfield Community Band and the FHSDB.
Andy Buchan, PERCUSSION, was a percussion major at Western Connecticut State College and currently does a great deal of freelancing and is a full time piano tuner in the area. He has two grown children and lives in Charlestown with his wife, Lois.
George Parizo, BANJO, is a retired machinist supervisor. He performs with community bands in northern VT, the Springfield Community Band and the FHSDB.
Rich Brown, TRUMPET, has a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from Oregon State Univ. and has returned to NH to teach music. He performs with the East Bay Jazz Ensemble, the Keene Big Band and the FHSDB.
Ed Evensen, CLARINET and SAX, has a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from Boston Univ. and a Master of Science in Music Ed. degree from UNH. He currently teaches music in the Fall Mt. School Dist. He regularly performs with the East Bay Jazz Ensemble, substitutes in the Walt Sayre Orchestra and the Moonlighters Big Band, directs the Claremont American Band and the FHSDB, and directs and plays in many area music theater productions.