Mr. Brian D. Langdon is the Director of Bands at Boyertown Area Senior High School in Boyertown, Pennsylvania as well as the Jazz Band Director at Ursinus College. Mr. Langdon directs the BASH Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Mega-Band, the BASH Big Band and Boyertown Marching Unit. He also oversees the BASH Winter Guard, BASH Jazz Ensemble and various chamber ensembles at Boyertown Senior High School. Under his direction since 2012, Boyertown Senior High School has seen growth in students involved, curricular offerings for both performing and non-performing classes, and performance opportunities for students including 2 international tours to Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and Spain. Prior to coming to Boyertown School District in 2012, he taught in the Pottstown School District and led the elementary band program.
Mr. Langdon’s groups have received various honors and accolades at the festivals and adjudications they have attended during his tenure. He is also an active arranger and composer for jazz and marching bands for both Middle and High School programs. Mr. Langdon received his B.S. of Music Education, cum laude, from West Chester University and his Masters of Education degree at Lehigh University. He is also currently seeking his second master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting at West Chester University where he is currently studying with Dr. Andrew Yozviak.
In 2016, Brian Langdon was selected as one of 20 Music Educators from around the nation by the National Association of Music Educators in association with 21st Century Fox and the Give A Note Foundation as a Music Ed Idol. He has also been nominated for the GRAMMY Foundation’s Music Educator Award as well the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.” As a performer, Mr. Langdon has had the pleasure of playing trombone and euphonium in both classical and jazz settings. He has played with world famous musicians including Alan Vizzutti, Bobby Shew, Randy Brecker, Matthew Niess, Bob Curnow, Brian MacDonald and Matt Gallagher.
Beyond the band world, Brian loves to spend time at home with his wife (Mandi), two children Ben and Nora, as well as travel as a family.
B.S., Music Education, West Chester University
Masters of Education, Lehigh University