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HELENA HANDBASKET BRINGS A NEW SOUND, AN ENERGIZED SHOW, AND AN INCREDIBLE WEALTH OF MUSICAL EXPERIENCE AND VARIETY TO THE FARGO-MOORHEAD AREA UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU’VE EVER SEEN OR HEARD…


HELENA HANDBASKET brings a unique group of musicians together coming from varying and differing musical backgrounds that combine into something musically special – the edgy sound of HELENA HANDBASKET. The band boasts an experienced rhythm section that lays down a groove and foundation that is second to none. They are augmented by the fierce sound of the HELENA HANDBASKET horns, a four-piece wind section that provides punctuation and energy to every song. The band is led by seasoned professional and vocal sensation BILL DABLOW, the local legend who personally pulls his audiences into the show and keeps them there all night long.

BOTTOM LINE - HELENA HANDBASKET PUTS ON A SHOW THAT CROWDS DON’T FORGET!

What makes HELENA HANDBASKET different from other ensembles and horn bands is the UNIQUE MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS as crafted by lead arrangers, CHRISTOPHER HANSON AND EDDIE SCHWIND. Many of the selections performed by HELENA HANDBASKET are well-known favorites that every crowd loves, but dressed in a whole new wardrobe. Utilizing the HELENA HANDBASKET HORNS, THE TRIO OF EXPERIENCED RHYTHM PLAYERS AND THE BOOMING VOCALS AND STAGE DIRECTION OF BILL DABLOW, songs are transformed into epic amounts of energy that will get the audience on the dance floor and keep them there all night long.

EXPERIENCE HELENA HANDBASKET – A BRAND NEW SOUND FOR FARGO-MOORHEAD!








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The Band


  • Bill Dablow- Vocals
  • Eddie Schwind- Sax
  • Christopher Hanson- Bass
  • Russell Pfaff- Drums
  • Josh Maynard- Guitar
  • DeAnn Fylling- Sax
  • James Landman- Trumpet
  • Mike Saunders- Trombone
  • Dan Felde- Sound

  • Guests/Former Members

  • Amy Schaff (Trumpet), Andrew Bergan (Trumpet), John Schreier (Trumpet), Tim Knabe (Trumpet), Tanya Beseler (Trumpet), Alex Berg (Keyboards/Guitar), Chris Gould (Keyboards), Dan Hinman (Trombone), Tim Johnson (Trombone), Steve Wallevand (Trombone), Jessy Klimpel (Saxophone), Josh Peterson (Saxophone), Carolyn Braus (Saxophone), Antoine Poitras (Saxophone), Mike Bartunek (Saxophone), Justen Reed (Vocals), Eric Martens (Guitar), Dan Miller (Guitar), Brent Rider (Guitar)

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