Bellefonte Community Band directory Joshua Long

Our Director - Joshua Long

Joshua E. Long holds degrees in hand/wind ensemble conducting, music education, and euphonium performance.    Currently, he is completing a PhD in adult education at The Pennsylvania State University.  Joshua has experience as a public school teacher, performing musician, community ensemble instructor, and conductor of university bands.  He has research interests in community music ensembles, nutrition for muscians, instrument repair, and historical bands.

Joshua performs as a conductor, community band director, 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, specializing in brass.  To find more information, please visit


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! 

Natalie stepped down from the directorship in 2014 in order to spend more time with her family.