Lauren Shuyler holds a B.F.A. in Vocal Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was a member of the Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, Chorale and world renowned composer and conductor, Marvin Hamlisch's All-Star College Chorus. Lauren has performed lead roles in such operas and musicals as The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hansel & Gretel, Die Fledermaus & Cosi Fan Tutte. She has studied with various teachers including Dr. Mary Logan - Hastings and Dr. Jack Stamp. She has performed solos with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Keystone Wind Ensemble, and Lancaster Chamber Singers. She also performed solos with the Keystone Wind Ensemble at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference when it was held in Cincinnati in 2009. Lauren is a two time winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Regional Competition. Lauren taught voice at the State Street Academy of Music for 3 years and now teaches private voice and piano out of her home. She is currently a Religion teacher at Lebanon Catholic School where she also directs the Middle and High School choruses as well as the Spring Musical.
Piano | Original Member
Lee Moyer got his start in music as leader of the "Gentlemen of Jazz" on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour on ABC National TV broadcast live from New York City at age 16. As a trumpet player, he has performed with dance and show orchestras in Central PA, Philadelphia, and Charlottesville, VA and in orchestras accompanying Ed McMann, Jonathan Winters, Mel Torme, Bobby Troupe, and Julie London. Moyer is very active in the Lebanon County music scene - he is a founding member of the Lebanon Community Concert Band and the Lebanon Big Swing Band (1990) and performs with the Lebanon Senior Chorus. Directing credits include Charlottesville Barbershop Chorus.
In addition to LBSB, Lee currently performs as Marty's One Man Band (vocals, trumpet, piano) and leads the NEW "Gentlemen of Jazz" duo and trio.
Contact: Lee Moyer at Marty's Music Store, 1245 E Main Street, Annville, Pa 17003 PH 717-867-1000
Kerry Moyer has been a member of the Lebanon Big Swing Band for 5 years. He currently teaches private bass lessons at Music on Main in New Holland and resides in Ephrata with his wife, Cindy.
Dr. Dave Pauli was born and raised in Schenectady, NY and currently lives in Palmyra, PA. Dave's musical beginnings were rooted in the Albany jazz scene where he performed in clubs and with big bands during high school and college. After his undergraduate program, Dave moved to Philadelphia to complete medical school while still performing in New York as often as he could.
Upon receiving his medical degree, Pauli moved to Ithaca, NY and opened a medical practice. While in Ithaca, he played with the Ithaca Concert Band in addition to occasional combo work.
In 1991, Pauli moved to Palmyra and joined LBSB In 1996. Currently, Dave plays with LBSB and Octagon Jazz Octet which he started with arranger, Jim Checket.
Rob Devlin, trumpet/flugelhorn, was a music major in college and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1975. He entered the service that summer and performed as a trumpeter with the 26th Army Band based in Staten Island, NY. After his discharge in 1978, Rob sought trumpet work around Pittsburgh, but..... reality caught up with him, and so he put away the music thing and established a rewarding 30 plus year career in IT.
When Rob stopped working his IT gig in 2014, he picked the trumpet back up and started playing with volunteer concert bands in the area. After a while, Rob was invited to sit in with the LBSB for rehearsals then performances. He has enjoyed playing regularly with the LBSB since late 2015.
Jerry Heere began playing trumpet in elementary school. As a high school student, Jerry performed with various Berks County concert bands. This experience led him to the US Navy Music School of Maryland and Navy Unit Bands in Virginia.
Since then, Jerry has performed with Reading-area summer concert bands in addition to Paradise Big Band, Keystone Band of Rehresburg, Lebanon Community Concert Band, and Berks Encore (Senior) Orchestra.
He joined LBSB in 2016. Jerry resides in Reinholds with his wife Sandy.
Ed Kolle, trumpet, was born and raised in Lebanon, PA and currently resides in Myerstown, PA with his wife, Ginny. An alumnus of Lebanon High School and Lebanon Valley College, Kolle studied trumpet privately with Fred J. Erdman for 9 years. Ginny and Ed met in Big Band Nostalgia, a band of which he was a member from it's beginning in 1973 until its end in 2010. He currently plays trumpet in the Lebanon Big Swing Band, The Perseverance Band of Lebanon and the Heidelberg Brass Band. Ed serves as treasurer of the Perse Band and LBSB. As his day gig, Kolle has worked in accounting for many years and is now semi-retired. He has worked for Richard W. Groves, P.C. (now known as Gift and Associates, LLC) for 28 years in their Myerstown office. Kolle has been working with LBSB since 2003.
Mark Kothe is a graduate of West Chester University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He currently works as a band director in the Susquehanna Township School District. He has been teaching in the Pennsylvania Public School System for 32 years.
Mark is an active trumpet player in the central Pennsylvania area and has performed with the following groups: Charlie Van Horn Big Band, Dave Stahl Big Band, River City Big Band, Mark V Jazz Quintet, the Melting Pot Big Band, and the Lebanon Big Swing Band. He has also performed in the pit orchestras for many high school musical productions. He has also played in the pit orchestras of the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and the Theater Harrisburg at the Whitaker Center.
Mark Lives in Harrisburg, PA with his wife Jodie, daughters Bre and Janelle, and son Ryan.
Saxophone | Original Member
Warren Daugherty has been an active musician all his life. Warren began playing big band style in a group called the “Junior Swingsters,” which was formed in Harding Junior High (Lebanon) when he was in 8th grade. Upon entering Lebanon High School, Warren became a member of the LHS Swingsters (under R Leslie Saunders) and continued playing Big Band music at Penn State as lead alto in the two Big Bands on campus and in the Symphonic Blue Band. In addition to Big Band, Daugherty has worked in many combo bands over the years in addition to bands led by fellow LBSB member, Lee Moyer.
Warren remains very musically active. He performs with the New Holland Concert Band (principal sax), Keystone Band, Octagon Band (jazz combo), Clarion quartet (bass clarinet), New Holland Big Band, and of course, the Lebanon Big Swing Band. Daugherty had the privilege of leading the LBSB for 10 years.
Sal Micciche has been performing with LBSB for 12 years. He holds a masters degree in music education from West Chester University. Sal taught instrumental music in Lancaster and York County for 18 years and performed as principal clarinetist with Lancaster Symphony Orchestra for 23 years.
Currently, Sal is principal clarinetist in the Lancaster Senior Orchestra
and works freelance as composer and arranger for concert band and small ensembles.
Matthew Schrack holds a Master’s in Saxophone Performance from West Chester University and a Bachelor degree in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College. He freelances as a
woodwinds player and performs regularly with groups in Berks, Lebanon, and Lancaster
counties including Octagon, the Lebanon Big Swing Band, and the Hershey Big Band. Matthew is also the conductor of the Keystone Band of Rehrersburg, a concert band in existence since1888. Matthew teaches instrumental music and general music at Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School in Berks County. He resides in Rehrersburg, PA with his wife, Morgan. Member of the Lebanon Swing Band since 2008.
Thomas Daugherty is a Lebanon-born native. Thomas began playing the tenor saxophone in 4th grade and continued through high school, making it as far as Region Band in the PMEA system. In addition to band, Thomas participated in every music ensemble the Lebanon School District had to offer. Lessons were taken from a well-known local college professor named Thomas Strohman.
Thomas studied music education at the Pennsylvania State University where he performed in the Blue Band, Centre Dimensions jazz band, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, among other groups. Collegiate lessons were taken from Dan Yoder. After graduation, Thomas began his teaching career in the Blue Mountain School District where he has been teaching since 2000. Thomas received his Masters in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College in the spring of 2015. Thomas has planed in the Lebanon Big Swing Band regularly for the past 6 years.
Brian Klinger is originally from the Slate Belt (north of the Lehigh Valley). In addition to the Lebanon Big Swing Band, he plays saxophone with the jazz octet Octagon, and the Saxology Sax Quartet. Brian also plays clarinet with the Ringgold Band of Reading, the Keystone Band of Rehrersburg, and the quartet Clarions. A retired public school music teacher from Eastern Lebanon County, he directs the Concert Band at Zion United Methodist Church in Myerstown, plays sacred saxophone in various churches, and maintains a private lesson studio. Brian has been a regular member of the Lebanon Big Swing Band since 2005. HIs family includes wife Kathy, sons Justin and Brandon, and an awesome puppy Corgi named Lotus.
Trombone | Band Leader
Steve Leibig is a native of Lebanon, Pa and is currently a Physicist in the Radiation Safety Department at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Although Steve’s full time job is not in music he has been playing the trombone for over 45 years. Early exposure to big band music began in the 10th grade playing in the DG Big Band led by Lebanon’s Dick Gehret. A former student of James Erdman, Steve performed with Erdman’s trombone ensembles Die Posaunen, Quartet Die Posaunen, and was a member of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. While living in the Baltimore area in the 1980’s he served as lead trombonist for two personally influential band leaders, Eugene Walker and James “Bing” Miller. During this time, Steve had the privilege of rehearsing and performing with many of the Baltimore area’s top musicians. Other credits include concert appearances with soul/pop icon Lou Rawls and jazz trombonist John Fedchock.
Steve joined the Lebanon Big Swing Band in 2007 and has led the band since 2014. He continues to play and perform with many other organizations in the area including enthusiastic participation in the Soul.com band at Church of the Good Shepherd.
Patti Whitman is a Lebanon native; and a graduate of Lebanon High School. She began playing trombone at 8 years old and has performed many styles of music. At age 15, Patti fell in love with big band music after seeing and hearing The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Helen O’Connell at the City Park band shell in Reading. She is very happy to be part of a group that continues to promote this musical genre for future generations to discover and enjoy.
Sandy Harris, bass trombone has been with the band since 2010. He graduated from Mannheim Central High School and studied Music Education at West Chester University. Sandy currently manages a body shop in Lancaster and lives in Lititz with his wife and 2 children.