The New Holland Band has performed at many significant community events throughout its history. The band is ready and eager to design a custom performance to provide just the right music to make any civic event a memorable one.
The photo above shows the new steeple being lifted to the top of the historic St. Stephen Reformed Church, originally constructed in 1799. In addition to providing a musical prelude, the band performed throughout the ceremony including accompanying a vocal solo and playing several hymns with congregational singing. The dramatic first lighting of the new steeple was accompanied by the band performing Scott Watson's original composition "A Golden Legacy".
The video below features the band near the conclusion of "A Golden Legacy" as the lighting took place.
During its annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage to 13 cemeteries in Eastern Lancaster County, The New Holland Band and members of the New Holland United Veteran's Council lead hundreds in somber and grateful remembrance of those who have served their country.
The video below shows a portion of a ceremony from the Pilgrimage, featuring New Holland Band trumpet player Cody Mellinger's performance of "Taps". Unlike other "Taps" performances however, Cody was playing over the grave of his beloved grandfather, a former United States Marine who passed away unexpectedly only 4 weeks prior to this performance.
Video courtesy of Allen Wessel