Directors and Musicians

Music Director -

Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch


Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch was appointed Music Director of the New Holland Band in May of 2005. He was a faculty member in the School of Music at West Chester University from 1968-2006. As Professor of Instrumental Music at WCU, he served as the Director of the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, as well as Director of the Summer Elementary, Junior High, and High School Music Workshops and Camps.


For 25 years, he performed as Principal Trumpet of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and as Substitute Trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is currently the Principal Trumpet with the Westminster Brass, a Philadelphia based brass quintet which has performed in over 50 cities throughout the United States over the past 30 years. During the past 10 years, he has performed as Cornet Soloist in Residence with the New Holland Band.


Dr. Laudermilch holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College, a M.M. in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a D.M.A from the Catholic University of America. He resides in New Holland with his wife (Nancy) and their son (Keith). His firm belief is that music is a gift to be used sometimes for the sheer beauty it affords, most often to console, uplift and encourage the human spirit, and ultimately, to bring glory to God.


Photo taken by Shari Zimmerman

Assistant Music Director -

Leon Hillard

Leon Hillard is the assistant director and personnel director for the New Holland Band. He is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and West Chester University in Music Education who retired from public school teaching as an instrumental music instructor in 2011. He is currently an adjunct trumpet professor at Elizabethtown College, plays with the Dave Stahl Sacred Orchestra, and continues to teach privately in the Gap and New Holland area.


He was an associate instructor for the All American youth Honors Band during the 1980's with performances throughout Europe, Mexico and Hawaii. He has performed in many show bands through the last four decades, performing songs from the 1960's to present day music.


New Holland Band Musicians


The New Holland Band is made up of a diverse group of professional, semi-professional and student musicians.

A list of our musicians can be seen below.



Instrument/Name Occupation

Joined the

Band In...


Georgia Dimanno

Human Resource Professional 1989

Jill Sweeny 

Homemaker/Music Teacher 2007

Joyce Hutt

Music Librarian 2010

Natalie Harper

United States Army 2017

Rebecca Cunnius

Child Care Supervisor 2001
Linda Taylor College Student 2013
Rebecca Hartranft Teacher 1997
Susan Herr Day Care Teacher 1999
Shannon Jarvis Music Teacher 2017
Bob Hoch Music Teacher/Musician 1982
Suzzane Haddon Music Teacher 1978
Lisa Ann Summers Music Teacher 2015
Katherine Hoch Music Teacher 1995
Mandy Limpert Band Director/Music Teacher 2015
Sara Orton Homemaker 2017
Amanda Costanzo Social Worker 2003
Fran Mesko Consultant 2012
Lauren Brooke High School Student 2017
Liz Gerig  High School Student  2018
Deborah Ann Foote Janitor  2009
Bass Clarinet    
Danielle Cullen Music Teacher 2009
Tom Daugherty Music Teacher 2000
Contra Bass Clarinet    
Anna Marie Helinsky Sr. Operations Manager 2013
Warren Daugherty Dentist (Ret.) 1991
Bruce Szewczyk RN & IT Specialist 2013
Lillie Risser High School Student 2017
William Freeman Jr. (Tenor) Licensed Water Operator 2000
Carey Freeman (Bass) Music Teacher 2008
French Horn    
Mickey Jianniney Music Marketing 2005
Richard Miller Music Teacher (Ret.) 2008
Jonathan Rerher Business Analyst 2009
Jim Johnston Performance Supervisor 2014
Leon Hillard College Professor & Music Teacher 1988
Jack Montgomery Detective (Ret.) 1968
Jay Boyer Wood Worker 1982
Dorothy Meck Music Teacher 1988
Raymond Helinsky College Professor & Music Teacher 1980
Kathy Kirchoff Social Worker & Educator 2013
Cody Mellinger Health and Physical Education Teacher 2009
Caleb Good College Student 2016
Bill Rehrig Teacher (Ret.) 2006
Col. Jere Fridy

Band Director (Ret.)/

United States Air Force

Jeff King Software Engineer 1993
Bruce Wanner Carpenter 1996
George Weaver Percision Medical (Ret.) 1958
Scott Cullen Band Director/Music Teacher 2009
Rodger Anderson Realtor 1990
Emily Horning Art Teacher 2013
Ron Evans Teacher 2014
Aaron Good High School Student 2017
Joe Pizolato High School Student 2018
Lynne Risser Software System Administrator 2000
Kevin Cooper Music Teacher 2010
Janice Mills Business Analyst 2007
John R. Zimmerman United States Marine Corps (Ret.) 1959
George DeMers Account Executive 2009
William Handy Court Reporter 1985
Gary Roulston Engineer (Ret.) 1998
Bruce Smith Bus Driver (Ret.) 1980
George Mason DeMers College Student 2016
Donna Cooper Music Teacher 2010
Double Bass    
Bob Rhine Music Teacher (Ret.)  
Glenn Gordon Music Teacher 1980
Kerry Moyer Machine Operator 1988
Ryan Fegley Music Teacher 2015
Chuck Hagan Teacher (Ret.) 2013
Richard Fitz Band Director/Music Teacher 1976
Janet Fitz Music Teacher 2016
Fred Spaziani III College Student 2009
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