Meet the Group

Joshua E. Long - Euphonium, Baritone, Trombone

A graduate of  Bangor Area High School; Josh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Music in Euphonium Performance from University of Hartford, and is currently pursuing doctroal studies at The Pennsylvania State University.

He and Becky co-founded the Slate Belt Band & The New Horizons Band of the Slate Belt.

He and Becky also own and operate the Art & Music Emporium in Bangor, Pa, where he is the primary music instructor and instrument repair technician.

   
Roger D. Schwartz - Tenor Trombone

A graduate of State College High School, Roger holds college degrees from Penn State University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Georgia.  He currently is an adjunct college professor in allied health sciences at Northampton Community College, and has also taught at several other local colleges.
 
Trombone has been Roger's primary musical instrument since elementary school.  For 3 seasons he was a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band.  More recently he has been a member of various local musical groups including a community orchestra, a church brass choir, the Sultans of Swing jazz band, and the Slate Belt Band, where he plays 1st Trombone.

   

Lisa K. Schwartz - Bassoon

A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and East Stroudsburg University, Lisa is a Reading Specialist in the Stroudsburg Area School District.

She has performed with the Nittany Valley Symphony, the Moravian College Community Orchestra, the Warren County Orchestra, and the Slate Belt Band.  She has performed in the pit orchestra for numerous Pocono Lively Arts productions and was a founding member of Zephyr Winds, a woodwind quintet.

   
Becky Lee Long - Bb Tuba

A graduate of Bangor Area High School; Becky holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a post baccalaureate health coach diploma from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

She and Josh co-founded the Slate Belt Band & The New Horizons Band of the Slate Belt.

She and Josh also own and operate the Art & Music Emporium in Bangor, Pa, where she is the art instructor and resident artist.  Becky also runs her own health coach business Healthy Nutrition Knowledge.