Our Conductor - Wendell Eisener
Wendell Eisener first joined the BFDB in 1983. He went on to study music at Acadia University before pursuing further studies in Waterloo, Ontario. After his return to Nova Scotia in 1995, he operated E & E Music, was the founder and conductor of the Lighthouse Chamber Orchestra, and has been the organist for a number of churches on the South Shore. Widely known as an instrumentalist, conductor, and arranger, he was been director of the BFDB since May 2003. Since 2000 he has been active in the volunteer fire service and presently serves as an officer with the Hebb's Cross Fire Department.
In addition to his duties with the Band, he is the organist-choir director of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater, and teaches part-time at both Saint Mary's University and the Atlantic School of Theology. He, his wife Laura (Clarinet), and children David (percussion) and Katherine (flute) and an assortment of animals -- both small and large -- make their home in Italy Cross.