Band History


Daniel P. Keener and Alvin M. Hildebrand organized the Red Lion Concert Band July 4, 1932. A small German band, organized some four or five years prior to 1932, was the forerunner of this band. Alvin Hildebrand was the band's first director.

The Felton Band was established in 1892 and incorporated on February 20, 1893. Mr. William G. Reichard was this band's first director. The Red Lion Concert Band and the Felton Band merged to become the Red Lion Felton Band in April 1972.

Together, the Red Lion Felton Bands have been entertaining Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware residents for over 118 years. The band is currently under the direction of William Ritz. 


The business manager for the Red Lion Felton Band is Mr. Kirk Frey.

To schedule the Band for your event please call 717-846-6485.
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2017 CONCERT SCHEDULE
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May              28            6pm - 7:30 pm          East Prospect Cemetery                                East Pr.
                   

June              11           1pm –3 pm                Grace Lutheran                                                Red Lion

                       17           10 am – 11:30am     Fairmount Park Flag Day Ceremony            Red Lion

                       17          2 pm – 3:30pm         Lutheran Home on Kelly Drive                       West York          

                       29           7pm – 8:30 pm         Practice at St. Paul’s Church                           Red Lion

 July                  4          12 – 2 pm                   4th at Fairmount Park                                      Red Lion
                           9         2 pm– 4 pm               Indian Steps/Band Picnic                                Airville

                         20         7pm – 8:30pm          Practice  at St. Paul’s Church                         Red Lion
                         29         6 pm – 9:30 pm         St. Paul’s Chapel Church                               Red Lion
               

August               5         4:30pm – 7pm          Salem UCC on  Franklin St.                          Jacobus
                          12         2pm – 4 pm              Red Lion Street Fair                                      Red Lion Square

                          13         2:30pm – 5pm          Brown’s Orchard                                           Loganville
                          15         6:30 – 8 pm               Country Meadows                                        Leader Heights

                          26         4 pm - 6 pm               Asbury UM Church                                        York

                          27         1pm- 2:30 pm            St. Paul’s UMC                                               Red Lion              


September         NO PRACTICES THIS MONTH        Music organization day to be announced.

                          14        6:30 pm                     Board of Directors Meeting at St. Paul’s Church

October              5       7 – 8:30 pm               Practice @ St. Paul’s Church                          Red Lion

                          19       7 – 8:30 pm                Practice @ St. Paul’s Church                          Red Lion

November          9       7 – 8:30 pm               Practice @ St. Paul’s Church                          Red Lion

                          16        7 – 8:30 pm               Practice @ St. Paul’s Church                           Red Lion
                   
                          30         7 - 8:30 pm                Practice @ St. Paul's Church                           Red Lion 

December         3         1 pm                          Christmas Concert @ St. Paul’s UM Church Red Lion

Please check this site for further updates to the schedule.
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Please try to arrive at the concert 30 minutes before the listed start time. Directions to each concert can be found below. All changes and/or cancellations will be found on this site.

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Directions:

Asbury UM Church  340 East Market Street, York

East Prospect Cemetery* Follow Rt. 624, W. Main St / Craley Road to Craley. Turn left at flashing light on to Abels Road in Craley. Follow Abels Road thru East Prospect. Cemetery is on the right at the sharp curve. Address is: 27 N Main Street, East Prospect, PA 17317

Fairmount Park Red Lion*  From St. Paul’s UM Church travel west on 1st Ave. Turn left on to North Charles. The Park is 3 block on the right. Address is: 108 Boundary Avenue, Red Lion, PA 17356

St Jacob’s UCC/York New Salem.  100 East George Street, York New Salem, PA  17371.

Brown's Orchards* From Loganville travel south on the Susquehanna Trail. Brown's will be on your right. Street address is, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South. Address is: 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville, PA 17342

Hershaull Park * From Red Lion * Follow Rt 24 south. At the south end of Red Lion you will come to the intersection of Springvale Rd., Winterstown Rd. (Rt. 24) and Felton Road. Go straight through the intersection and take the Felton Rd. Felton Rd. becomes Red Lion Rd. in Felton. Follow this road to Crossroad, PA. Turn left onto Church Road. At the 5 way intersection in Crossroads take the 2nd left which is Church Rd. Pass Round Hill Church on the right. The Park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. Address is: 7677 Church Road, Felton, PA 17322

Hershaull Park * From Delta * Follow Rt. 74 north. After passing through the Brogue, turn left onto Felton Road (Main St Extd). Follow this road through Felton. Turn Left onto Red Lion / Felton road. Follow this road to the stop sign in Crossroads. Bear diagonally left at the 5 way intersection. Stay to the right at the "V". Pass Round Hill Church on the right. The Park is on the left at the bottom of the hill. Address is: 7677 Church Road, Felton, PA 17322

Indian Steps* From Red Lion* Follow Rt 74 south about  1 mile and turn left on to Burkholder Rd. Route 425. Mack’s Ice Cream is at this intersection. Go through New Bridgeville. Eventually you will be traveling beside the Susquehanna River. At the bottom of the hill on the sharp right-hand bend, turn left on to Indian Steps Rd. Continue about 1 mile to Indian Steps Museum on the left. Address is: 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville, PA 17302

 Indian Steps* From Delta* Follow Rt. 74 north about 10 miles to Airville. Turn right onto Rt 425 west to Otter Creek. Follow 425 about 3 mi. At the bottom of the hill on the sharp left-hand bend, turn right. Continue about 1 mile to Indian Steps Museum on the left. Address is: 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville, PA 17302

 St. Paul’s Chapel Church. 3050 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion PA  17356

 Salem UCC  24 Franklin Street, York, PA  17407

 Country Meadows at Leader Heights* Turn South off Leader Heights road at the traffic on Pine Grove road. Travel past the Holiday Inn and bear right to Country Meadows. The center building is 2760; we perform in the Chapel on the 3rd floor. Address is: 2760 Pine Grove Road, York, PA 17404

 Grace Lutheran Church* 220 North Charles Street, Red Lion, PA 17356

 Red Lion Old Fashioned Days* We perform in the square of Red Lion in the parking lot of the Lion Pharmacy.

Lutheran Home at Kelly Drive  750 Kelly Drive. Heading west on Route 30, turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue and travel 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Kelly Drive for 1/10 mile. Parking on left or on the street.