The Art of the March

  • April 13, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Garden Spot Village Chapel

    433 South Kinzer Avenue
    New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

The Art of the March

April 13 at 7 p.m. at Garden Spot Village

The musical genre known as the march can be characterized as having a strong regular rhythm, written for marching, and most frequently performed by military bands. Most of us are familiar with the March King - - John Philip Sousa. However, did you know that some of our greatest classical composers wrote marches for various occasions such as the coronation of a king or larger productions such as the opera? 


Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, the New Holland Band will take you on a journey through this magnificent art form with selections including Sir William Walton’s Crown Imperial, Julius Fucik’s Entry of the Gladiators, Robert Browne Hall’s March Funebre, and John Williams’ Raider’s March. Hear the stories behind some of your favorite marches including a lesser-known Sousa composition - - Mother Goose March. 


Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert can be purchased from the Band’s website at The Garden Spot Village campus is located at 433 South Kinzer Avenue in New Holland, Pennsylvania. Once on campus, follow the signs to the chapel.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 13, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Garden Spot Village Chapel

433 South Kinzer Avenue
New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557 Garden Spot Village Chapel
The New Holland Band

Located in New Holland, Pennsylvania surrounded by the rich farmland of eastern Lancaster County, the New Holland Band traces its history to 1829 when a group of musicians from town playing fifes and drums formed a band to provide music for the 51st Regiment of the Pennsylvania State Militia. The nation’s 2nd oldest community band served in the American Civil War as the regimental band for the 203rd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers and throughout its storied history appears in print archives under names including the New Holland Village Band, the Patriotic Order Sons of America Band, the Citizens Band of New Holland, and the Victory Band of New Holland.


With a legacy of mentoring young musicians begun by music director Samuel O. Zimmerman and continued through the leadership of Marlin Houck and Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch, members of the New Holland Band have filled the ranks of our nation’s top military bands as well as holding positions in symphony and opera orchestras. 


Newly appointed director Fred Hughes joined the New Holland Band while a junior-high school student, playing tuba alongside his father and performing solos with the band. He is a product of the band’s dedication to mentoring young musicians and is now enjoying a professional career with extensive experience in the band, orchestra, and jazz world. He will continue the legacy of the band begun in 1829 and is committed to serving New Holland and the region for years to come.

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