The purpose of the Southampton Community Band is to provide musical enjoyment, educational opportunities, and participation in a concert band setting available to all interested musicians and music lovers. To enrich the cultural environment, foster an appreciative knowledge of legitimate band literature, and encourage the development of musicians, regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity, through concerts and mentoring (side by side rehearsals). To promote a spirit of neighborhood involvement that will ensure a lasting fine arts legacy.
- Volunteer band.
- No auditions to join the band.
- More experienced musicians help instruct less experienced ones.
- Members range from age 10 to early 80's.
- Many families have multiple members in the band.
- Four subscription concerts per season.
- Various outdoor concerts.
- Scholarships for young band members graduating from high school and headed toward higher education, even if they're not pursuing a musical degree.
Michael Regosch, Director and Principle Conductor, joined the Southampton Community Band in spring of 2005 as principal trombone. He earned degrees in Music Education and Music Theory from West Chester University, were he played trombone for the Golden Rams Marching Band, and the Statesmen and Criterions Jazz Ensembles.
Michael is an Elementary Band and Orchestra director for Centennial School District, where he also serves as an assistant director of the William Tennent High School Marching Panther Band.
Marvin Feld, Former Director
Taught in Central Bucks School District for 34 years
Served as the district music department chairman
Published and served as a clinician
An adjudicator for "Music in the Parks" for 6 years
Director of the Doylestown Community Band for 23 years
Past treasurer and president of the Bucks County Music Educators