Blake Hillard

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Blake Hillard attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for music performance. While living in Boston and New York City he has played in a wide variety of bands and genres of music including Rock, blues, jazz, reggae, funk, classical, and many others. 

 

Blake has performed all over the country with bands and artists such as Soulive, Lettuce, Wyclef Jean, Robert Randolph, Vernon Reed, Warren Haynes, Derrek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Questlove, Rahzel, The London Souls, Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Raul Midon, Talib Kweli, Paula Cole,  DJ Logic, Marco Benevento, Charlie Hunter,  Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, Lin Biviano, Chapter 2, and many more great bands and artists.

 

He has performed the national anthem at Fenway Park in Boston for the Red Sox on many occasions with Yamaha artist Tiger Okoshi. Blake has also done recordings for Ritz crackers and other companies.    

He also enjoys teaching people about music and how to perform. He teaches drums, guitar, electric bass, and all brass instruments.

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Kyle Hancock

 

Kyle Hancock is a guitarist and teacher from Lancaster, PA.  Kyle is a graduate of Millersville University.  He is an active performing guitarist in the central PA area. Some of the bands he performs with are The Dreadnought Brigade, DC and Company, Justin Angelo Band, Kyle Hancock group and many more. 

Leon Hillard:

 

 

Leon Hillard is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and West Chester University in Music Education. Recently he retired from teaching instrumental music in the public schools. Currently Leon serves as adjunct trumpet professor at Elizabethtown College in addition to maintaining his teaching studios in the Gap and New Holland areas. Leon was an associate music instructor for the All American Youth Honors Band in the 1980's with performances through-out Europe, Hawaii, and Mexico. Since the 1960's he has performed in show bands up and down the east coast. He has recorded with Custers Last Band(CLB), The Del-Chords, The Magnificent Men on cds under the name of Class of Sixty Something.

 

He plays the jazz trumpet part with the New Holland Swing Band and is the leader of the New holland Combo Band which performs music from dixieland to show tunes. He has been band judge for the Ephrata Parade for the past 22 years as well as an adjudicator in Berks County for Jazz Band competitions. Leon has taught guitar and all the string instrument family through-out his career as well as directing orchestras, ensembles, jazz and concert bands. He has been on the faculty for the Lancaster County orchestra camp at Elizabethtown College for over 30 years. Leon is currently the Assistant Conductor , Personnel Manager,and Principal trumpet and soloist of the New Holland Band. He is also a member of the Dave Stahl Sacred Orchestra.