Connor Barz is very excited to join the Municipal Band of Allentown. He attended West Chester University, majoring in music education with a concentration in french horn. While at WCU, Connor was a member of the Wind Ensemble as well as the select Chamber Winds ensemble as principal horn. Connor received his Master's Degree in Wind Conducting from Messiah College in May of 2021.
Outside of the concert hall, Connor has a strong background in the marching arts. He was a marching member of the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013 and 2014, and returned on staff in 2018 as the baritone music tech. Additionally, Connor was the tuba tech and Drum Major for the Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017.
Professionally, Connor works as the band director at Springhouse Middle School in the Parkland School District.
In his free time, Connor enjoys long-distance running, drinking craft beer, disc golfing, motorcycle riding, and spending time with his dog, Hank.