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".
The Parade Music Prince (1867-1946)
From Southern York County, there has come no man
whose accomplishments are as notable ....
Rock Carolers on the March" written by Karl Steger to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of Glen Rock.
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!
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!
Keep York Beautiful
September 11, 2001 15th Anniversary Remembrance
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:
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The 2021 Stone Church Memorial Day Service was held virtually with participation by the Brodbecks Band. See Virtual Performance