North  Carolina

W. Thomas Hearne
Past President - 1942-1946
2002 Hall of Fame Inductee

"Since McDougle was from Greenville it was deemed wise to elect a president from the west in 1941 — Julian Helms of Hendersonville and in 1942 we went back east and elected W. Thomas Hearne from Henderson. All activities were cancelled during the war, so Tom held office for four years."

Herbert Hazelman, NCBA President (1947-1948)
Taken from the September, 1989,
North Carolina Music Educators Journal.
Compiled by Patricia Garren.