GEORGE RUTLEDGE MARCHES

100th Anniversary

Written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Alesia Community Band in 1998.
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Bakers' Memorial March & Air

Written in 2002 to recognize the members of the Baker family for their efforts in founding, serving, and promoting the Lyric Band of Hanover, from its beginning in 1932. Three generations of Bakers, Paul, Ted and Tom, served as president from 1932 until the year 2000. Many family members played in and served the band during that time.
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Bicentennial

Written in 1963 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Hanover, Pennsylvania. It is dedicated to Hanover's local municipal and school bands.
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The Black Rose

Written in 1998, The Black Rose is dedicated to the Borough of Hanover. It is the official march of the Borough of Hanover by proclamation of former Hanover Mayor, Maggie Hormel.

Lyrics were later written in 2002 by Hanover Poet Laureate, Anna Manahan Bowman.
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The Blue Bolts

Written for, and dedicated to, the Littlestown High School Band, and their director, Mike Chase.
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Countdown

Written by the late Paul A. Harner and arranged by George.
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Fidelity

Written in honor of George's wife, Betty, it's debut performance was on Mother's Day, May 9th, 1999.
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First Responders

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L.A.M.B. March

Lyric Band March /
250th Anniversary

Originally titled "The 250th Anniversary March", it was written in 1999 for the 250th anniversary of York County, Pennsylvania. However, the march was not completed until the anniversary year had passed; therefore, George retitled it, "The Lyric Band March" in honor of the Lyric Band.
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The Next Generation

Dedicated to George's grandchildren.
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The New Generation

Written in 1995 and dedicated to George's granddaughters.
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Salute to Sousa

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Silver Jubilee

Written in 1977 to mark George's 25th year of teaching in the Hanover Public Schools. George later rewrote it to make it a little more difficult. His idea was to drive the flute and clarinet players crazy, but he didn't realize that he would end up being one of those players.
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Trotters and Pacers

Written in 1975
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