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Neil Crone


Neil is a Penn State Capitol Campus graduate who migrated to Lancaster County in the late 1970s with his wife, Eileen. They settled here just in time to experience the TMI accident. Nevertheless, they have raised their two children here and have made many friends in the Lititz Moravian Church and in the community.

Neil’s tuba playing “career” began very typically. The high school band director said, “Come back here boy, will you please? You’re big enough to march with this horn; from now on, you’re on tuba.” That was how he and many others got started with the “heavy metal”.

Today, Neil particularly enjoys playing music with his son, Nelson, who is “coming up” with the trombone. Most of Neil’s playing is right here in Lititz with the Moravian Trombone Choir and with the Moonlighters.