BRODBECKS BAND

Providing Concert and Marching Band Music Since 1878

About Us


The Brodbecks Band, chartered in 1878, has about 45 members and is under the direction of Karl Steger who took the baton in 1976.

In 2020, the Brodbecks Band celebrates 142 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".

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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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 140 years ago!

Congratulations, Dale, for your dedication and service for 70 years of service to the Band!

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!

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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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov 3 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov 17 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Dec 11 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2020 Rehearsal Schedule

Below are the dates for the remaining rehearsals for this year at the  Jefferson Sportsman's Club: 

      October 6            7:30-9:00pm

      October 20          7:30-9:00pm

      November 3        7:30-9:00pm

      November 17      7:30-9:00pm

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Due to the COVID-19 issue, the 2020 Band Schedule and Band performances will be based on the decision of each of the organizations that we are booked with, along with dependency on the Governor's directives.

2020 Band Schedule

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