Moonlighters Big Band | Lititz PA Swing Band

Musicians

Jason Roach

Alto, Tenor, Baritone, & Bass Saxophones; Clarinet

Jason Roach is a 2008 graduate of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Jason currently lives in Dillsburg and graduated from Dover Area High School. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 9, then picked up clarinet, flute, trumpet, drum set and bass guitar in his high school years. Jason’s passion is collecting and playing as many different instruments as possible in various groups. His collection now contains over 30 instruments, which include eight saxophones like a C melody sax and a bass sax.

While attending LVC, he participated in HIS (He Is Savior), a student-led praise band. He also was the drill writer for the 2005-2006 marching band show. In his junior year, he became the tuba section leader, playing sousaphone. As an avid jazz enthusiast, he performed in both the small jazz (combo) ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble, and toured for 3 years with this group performing, alto, tenor, bari, flute and clarinet. He was the featured soloist his senior year.

Jason has played for legends such as Cyrus Chestnut, John Fedchock, Tierney Sutton, and Chubby Checker. He has studied with local jazz saxophone greats, such as Steve Fieldhouse, Curt Sipe, and Tom Strohman. He has performed in many groups and recorded with local musicians. His favorite performing experience was playing at Hersheypark from 2007-2010.

Jason currently performs with the Messiah College Wind Ensemble in Grantham, PA on bass sax, contra-bass clarinet and contra-alto clarinet and also with the Columbia VFW Community Band. He is a music teacher in Dauphin County and teaches private lessons in the York area.