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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: May 25, 2023 04:07 PM
From: Representative Milou Mackenzie
To: All House members
Subject: "Pennsylvania March" as the Official March of Pennsylvania
In the near future I intend to introduce legislation providing for the “Pennsylvania March” to be named as the official March of Pennsylvania.

The “Pennsylvania March”, composed by Mr. Ronald DeGrandis of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is the first march ever composed for the state of Pennsylvania. It was debuted by The Marine Band of Allentown under the direction of Tom Heinrick on September 16, 2018.

Mr. DeGrandis has been honored by former Governor Wolf, the City of Allentown and the United States Senate for his work in composing the “Pennsylvania March” and congratulating him on its debut.

As you know, Pennsylvania has a rich history of talented and remarkable musicians, and the composer Ron DeGrandis continues that proud tradition with his composition of the “Pennsylvania March.”

Please feel free to click on the following link for additional information on the composer Mr. Ron DeGrandis and to listen to the “Pennsylvania March.” https://www.rondegrandismusic.com/pa-march

Please join me in designating the “Pennsylvania March” as the official March of Pennsylvania. Thank you for your consideration.