Bellefonte Community Band directory Joshua Long

Our Director - Joshua Long

Joshua E. Long holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master's of Music in Euphonium Performance from the University of Hartford. Joshua worked in the public schools for a few years, was a director of the University of Hartford Pep Band, and currently teaches privately.

He performs as a conductor and euphonium soloist with various musical groups. Joshua and his wife Becky also own and operate the Art & Music Emporium where he is the primary music instructor and instrument repair technician. Joshua's research interests lie in community ensembles, instrument repair, and historical music ensembles.

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Previous Directors

Natalie Stanton directed the band from 2006-2014. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (Minor in Music) in 2001. While attending LVC, she was a member of "The Pride of the Valley", Lebanon Valley College's marching band. 

Following college, Natalie moved to Baltimore, Maryland. She worked there for three years as a band director and instrumental music instructor providing children attending Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore with a quality music education.

In 2004, Natalie and her husband Curt decided that Baltimore might just be a little too big for them. They packed up and moved to Bellefonte, PA and are currently busy enjoying every aspect of life here in Happy Valley with their two children Cecilia and Alexander!