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 new musician, upon regular participation, is granted Apprentice Musician status before being recommended for Active Membership in the band. A list of our musicians can be seen below.



Instrument/Name Occupation Year Joining
the Band
Georgia Dimaano Human Resource Professional 1989
Jill Sweeney Homemaker/Music Teacher 2007
Joyce Hutt Music Librarian 2010
Laura Harkin Dentist 2014
Rebecca Cunnius Child Care Supervisor 2001
Linda Taylor College Student 2013
Natalie Harper United States Army 2017
Patti Bishop Homemaker 1991
Kristin Chinnici Music Teacher 2017
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
Sarah Orton Homemaker 2017
Amanda Costanzo Social Worker 2003
Fran Mesko Consultant 2012
Dale Regener Teacher (Ret.) 2001
Joe Hrin Software Engineer 2016
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 and IT Specialist 2013
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 Rehrer Business Analyst 2009
Jim Johnston Performance Supervisor 2014
Leon Hillard College Professor and Music Teacher 1988
Jack Montgomery Detective (Ret.) 1968
Jay Boyer Wood Worker 1982
Dorothy Meck Music Teacher 1988
Kathy Kirchoff Social Worker and Educator 1980
Bill Rehrig Teacher (Ret.) 2006
Raymond Helinsky College Professor and Music Teacher 2013
Cody Mellinger Health and Physical Education Teacher 2009
Caleb Good High School Student 2016
Jere Fridy Band Director (Ret.)/US Air Force 1977
Jeff King Software Engineer 1993
Bruce Wanner Carpenter 1996
George Weaver (Ret.) Percision Medical 1960
Scott Cullen Band Director/Music Teacher 2009
Rodger Anderson Realtor 1990
Emily Horning Art Teacher 2013
Ron Evans Teacher 2014
Samantha Borry High School Student 2016
John Redding College Student 2014
Lynne Risser Software System Administrator 2000
Kevin Cooper Music Teacher 2010
Janice Mills Business Analyst 2007
John R. Zimmerman (Ret.) United States Marine Corps 1959
George DeMers Salesman 2009
William Handy Court Reporter 1985
George Mason DeMers High School Student 2016
Donna Cooper Music Teacher  
Double Bass    
Bob Rhine Music Teacher (Ret.)  
Glenn Gordon Music Teacher 1980
Kerry Moyer Machine Operator 1988
Chuck Hagan Teacher (Retired) 2013
Ryan Fegley Music Teacher 2015
Richard Fitz Band Director/Music Teacher 1976
Janet Fitz Music Teacher 2016


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