Directors and Musicians

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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.




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Assistant Music Director -

Leon Hillard


Leon Hillard is the Assistant Director and Swing Band 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 Dimaano

Human Resource Professional 1989
Ray Michael Kauffman Nurse 2021

Joyce Hutt

Music Librarian 2010
Rebecca Cunnius Child Care Supervisor 2001
Pamela Mailki-Johnson Music Education 2023
Kate Wenrich High School Student  2023
Rebecca Hartranft Teacher 1997
Brian Hammond Chemist 2022
Susan Herr Day Care Teacher 2001
Shannon Jarvis Elementary Music Teacher 2017
Bob Hoch Music Teacher 1983
Suzzane Haddon Music Teacher 1975
Lisa Ann Summers Elementary Music Teacher 2015
Fred Spaziani Construction 2009
Katherine Hoch RN (Retired) 1995
Sara Orton Homemaker 2017
Nancy Warrington Music Teacher 2023
Michael Chapman Dentist (Retired) 2021
Deborah Ann Foote Gas Attendant 1991
Dakota Summers High School Student  2023
Bass Clarinet    
Danielle Cullen Music Teacher 2009
Tom Daugherty Music Teacher 2000
Dorothy Meck Music Teacher 1988
Contra Bass Clarinet    
Anna Marie Helinsky Sr. Operations Manager 2013
Warren Daugherty Dentist (Retired) 1991
Bruce Szewczyk RN & IT Specialist 2013
Sean Skinner High School Student 2023
Kathryn Michalowski Special Education 2022
Skyler Orton High School Student 2023
Lillie Risser (Baritone) College Student 2017
French Horn    
Jonathan Rerher Business Analyst 2009
Jim Johnston Performance Supervisor 2014
David Dishong Hershey Foods 2021
Meredith Good High School Student  2023
Leon Hillard College Professor & Music Teacher 1988
Jack Montgomery Detective (Retired) 1968
Laura Gribble Music Therapist 2022
Caleb Good Machinist 2016
Emma Kauffman High School Student 2023
Jay Boyer Wood Worker 1982
Raymond Helinsky Army Band Cdr. (Ret.) 2013
Kathy Kirchoff Social Worker & Educator 1980
Cecilia Stoltzfus High School Student  2023
Cody Mellinger Adapted Physical Education Teacher  2009
Jeff King Software Engineer 1993
Finn Wenrich College Student 2021
George Weaver Percision Medical (Retired) 1958
Scott Cullen Band Director/Music Teacher 2009
Rodger Anderson Realtor (Retired) 1990
Emily Horning Art Teacher 2013
Ron Evans Band Director/Music Teacher (Retired) 2014
Aaron Good Welder 2017
Alan Krock High School Student 2021
Tish Huddle Paralegal  2023
Lynne Risser Software System Administrator 2000
Janice Mills Business Analyst 2007
John R. Zimmerman United States Marine Band (Retired) 1959
George DeMers Sales Manager 2009
Bruce Smith Bus Driver (Retired) 1980
William Handy Court Reporter (Retired) 1985
Donna Cooper Music Teacher 2010
Glenn Gordon Music Teacher 1980
Kerry Moyer Machine Operator 1988
Ryan Fegley Music Teacher 2015
Chuck Vollherbst United States Army Band (Ret.) 2021
Richard Fitz Band Director/Music Teacher 1976
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