The Montgomery County Concert Band invites you to their annual spring concert on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at Souderton Area High School. The band is directed by Charles Neidhardt, former Music Department Chairperson for the Methacton School District, assisted by Ryan Pongras, Elementary Music Educator in the Souderton School District, and Bret Mascaro, former Music Educator at Methacton. Guest conductor, Dr. Deborah Confredo, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Music Education in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University will also be on hand to direct a vibrant piece entitled, Joy of Life.

The Band will present a variety of audience-pleasing music and classic literature for concert band. Three soloists will be featured: MCCB band members, Tom Kelly and Paul Smith, both professional percussion performers and instructors, will perform Rim Shot, showcasing the snare drums. Rhapsody for Solo Clarinet and Band will be performed by Sean Bailey, a Philadelphia-born clarinet and saxophone player. He is currently earning a Master’s degree in clarinet performance at Temple University, where he studies with Ricardo Morales.

Since its founding in 1995, the Band has performed over 250 concerts for community parks and retirement communities as well as a formal spring and fall concert each year. The Band is composed of close to 80 area musicians who volunteer their time and talent to bring high quality music performance to the community.

Further information about the Band as well as directions to Souderton Area High School located at 625 Lower Road, can be found at their website: The concert is free and open to the public and the facility is handicap accessible. Free will donations will be accepted. The Band is also collecting canned goods to benefit Manna on Main Street, so please bring a non-perishable food item to donate.


Souderton Area High School
625 Lower Rd
Souderton, PA 18964 

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