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Vernon, Hafner And Band Create Musical Alchemy


Trombonist Charlie Vernon and his friend, Director Jamie Hahner, rehearse with the Brevard Community Band Thursday night for their upcoming June 15 performance. (Photo by Lenora Moody)

By Karen Cole

Charlie Vernon is a world famous trombonist. Jamie Hafner is a highly respected conductor and tuba player. On June 15 at 3 p.m. in The Porter Center, the talents of both will meld to perform a magical musical alchemy with the Brevard Community Band. This promises to be the best concert in the organization's history.

How does a world-class trombonist from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra come to play with a small town community band? The answer is twofold: roots and friendship.

Vernon grew up in Asheville. His mother, a sister and his brother still live there. Vernon attended B...

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