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    Hanover Lancers Senior
    Drum & Bugle Corps
    c/o Sharon Hedges
    22 Joel Lane
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
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The Lancers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps was originally organized in 1920 at the Harold H. Bair Post 14, American Legion in Hanover, PA. The marching group participated in concerts, parades, and competitions from its inception until 1983 and was at that time the oldest continuously operating drum and bugle corps in America. Due to financial and management challenges, the corps disbanded in 1983.

In the summer of 1990, a few former members planned a corps reunion, and by October, an alumni corps was once again on the street in Hanover. The corps has been steadily growing since that time and today boasts a roster of over 100 members and includes alumni from the 1950’s to the 1980’s, as well as high school and college students; members range in age from 15 to 75. The membership includes people from all walks of life and always welcomes interested participants.

The Lancers have been recognized as Hanover’s Music Ambassadors and have represented the community in prestigious events like the National Apple Blossom Parade in Winchester, VA, the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., and numerous events throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. The corps participated in “America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration” in Plymouth, MA in November of 2012 along with eight other alumni corps from New England, Pennsylvania and Canada.


Hanover Memorial Day Parade Details

Calling all members! Our next event is fast approaching! Monday, May 29 – Hanover Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Service and Concert. Report time: Be on the street (outside of American Legion, 201 Carlisle Street, Hanover) in full uniform. Military Veterans may wear their ribbons on their uniforms. Warm ups are at 8am. We will then rehearse Star Spangled Banner with the local high school marching bands at 8:10am. Parade steps off at 8:30am. Parade route is 1.4 miles from the Legion to the cemetery where the memorial service will begin after all participants have arrived. Lancers will perform the Star Spangled Banner with the local bands and maybe Stars and Stripes. Following the parade the entire corps is to report back to the beginning of the parade by approximately 10:15am – or as quickly as we can all safely get there – for a concert where we will perform all or part of our 2017 show. This concert is held on Park Avenue – across the street from the Legion. Hope to see all of you there for either the parade, concert or both! Remember to keep in mind the true reason for this holiday – to hold close the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep our land FREE!!