Providing Concert and Marching Band Music Since 1878

About Us

The Brodbecks Band, chartered in 1878, has about 35 members and is under the direction of  Director Griz Gifford.

In 2023, the Brodbecks Band celebrates 145 years as an organized Concert Band.

The Brodbecks Band performs various concerts for many types of functions throughout the year and is available for your entertainment needs.

The Brodbecks Band plays a variety of music, including marches and concert tunes including selections by musician and composer Roland F. Seitz (1867-1946), a Glen Rock native who composed more than 46 marches that earned him the title of "The Parade Music Prince".

Our New Director


Griz Gifford became the Director of the Brodbecks Band in the spring of 2022. He had recently retired after 36 years at Friends School of Baltimore, where he was the Band Director and Chair of the Performing Arts Department.  Griz can be contacted at 443-928-3385 or through  email address

St Jacobs (Stone Church) Concert


On December 4th, 2022, the Brodbecks Band participated in the St. Jacobs Stone Church worship service and also performed a Christmas concert after the worship service.  A giving spree was also held during the concert for various charitable organizations.


Roland F. Seitz

The Parade Music Prince (1867-1946)

From Southern York County, there has come no man whose accomplishments are as notable ....

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Glen Rock Sesquicentennial

"Glen Rock Carolers on the March" written by Karl Steger to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of Glen Rock.

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Family Traditions

For the Gladfelter Family, playing drums in the Brodbecks Band is a tradition that dates back to 1878 when the Band was founded.  Ephraim was the first to start playing drums in the band.  His son, Charles Luther, was next, followed by his sons Curtis and Daniel, all playing drums.  Curtis?s son Lavern and Daniel?s son Dale also played drums in the Band.  Luther?s son John also played in the Band, but he played trumpet.  Dale is the last Gladfelter still playing drums in the Brodbecks Band.  Congratulations Dale and the Gladfelter Family!

70 Years of Service

One of our members, Dale Gladfelter, was honored recently for being a member of the Brodbecks Band for 70 years! Also, his family has had a member in the percussion section since the band was founded in 1878.  Congratulations, Dale, for your dedication and service for 70 years of service to the Band!

9/11 Commemoration Concert

Keep York Beautiful September 11, 2001        15th Anniversary Remembrance Concert

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, a free community concert was held at the Liberty Garden at Kiwanis Lake Park in York, PA.  The concert was in commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001.  The event also honored York County's Police, Fire Fighters and EMT's.  

The concert featured the Brodbecks Band.  As part of the concert, the Band performed James Swearingen's "Flight of Valor" which was written to honor the victims of Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, PA.  

The event was sponsored by Keep York Beautiful and the York Newspaper Company.

The following are the video links to the event:

'Flight of Valor' Performance

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Stone Church Memorial Day 2021

The 2021 Stone Church Memorial Day Service was held virtually with participation by the Brodbecks Band.    See Virtual Performance

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jun 6 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Jun 11 at 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 13 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 20 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Tues, May 30 - No Rehearsal

Tues, July 4   - No Rehearsal

Tues, July 18 - No Rehearsal

Tues, Aug 29  - No Rehearsal

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Join the Band

Looking for something to do in the real world after Covid-19 limitations? Brodbeck's Band, a York County community band since 1878, is starting up again, hoping for something close to a normal summer season of music.

The band rehearses at the Jefferson Sportsmen's Club, located off PA Route 516 near Jefferson (Codorus), on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 until 9:00pm.

If you, like many, would relish actually doing something and would find playing marches and short concert  pieces refreshing, come out and renew the pleasure of making music. The Director keeps the low-key rehearsals enjoyable, while continually striving for improvement.

Drummers and trumpet players are in immediate need, along with other brass and woodwind players.

Even if you have been away from playing for years, you are welcome to join us. You can get back into shape at your own pace and have a good time doing it. High school and college musicians can stay sharp and play with us when time allows.

For more information or directions call Ray Mummert at 717-524-6830 and visit us at

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