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Citizens' Hose Fire Company
103 West Commerce Street
Smyrna, DE 19977

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Citizens' Hose Fire Company
P.O. Box 97
Smyrna, DE 19977

Phone: 302-653-9858
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Company Band
2006 Company Band
The Citizens' Hose Company Band was organized by the Citizens' Hose Company of Smyrna, Delaware in 1947 to provide music for the marching unit of the fire company at parades. The fire company has had a winning history of marching in parades since its founding in 1886. In its very first parade in Wilmington, Delaware in 1886, the fire company won first prize, a $10.00 gold coin. Since that time the fire company and band have won hundreds of prizes. The walls of the firehouse are lined with trophies.

The fire company and band have marched in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Dublin, Ireland, as well as numerous small towns from Virginia to New York. They have also appeared on national television several times.

The band’s theme song is “I Love Old Smyrna”, written especially for our band by world-renowned composer and arranger, Paul Yoder. Mr. Yoder wrote the march after conducting the band at a reception held in his honor at the Smyrna Firehouse.

The most important parade each year is the competition for the Governor's Cup in the Delaware Firemen's Conference parade, usually held in September. The Citizens' Hose Company marching unit and band have won more Governor's Cups, for the best appearing fire company with music and 25 or more men in the line of march, than any other company in this state. The Citizens' Hose Company also holds the record for the most wins consecutively with 10 in a row.


Recent Parades & Band Functions
93rd Annual Volunteer Firefighters Convention Parade - Dover, DE
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Caption: Trucks during precleaning
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Photo By: Curt Gruber
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Photo By: Curt Gruber
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Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony - Smyrna Municipal Park
Monday, May 27, 2013
Photo By: Curt Gruber
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Photo By: Curt Gruber
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Veteran's Day Parade - New York, NY
Friday, November 11, 2011
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