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Nevada State March

"Silver State Fanfare"

Composed by Gerald Willis.

Adopted on May 29, 2001.

The march, "Silver State Fanfare" by Gerald Willis, was adopted as the official state march of Nevada. The Legislation was signed by the Governor on May 29, 2001 to become effective on October 1, 2001.

Nevada State March: "Silver State Fanfare"

"Silver State Fanfare"

 

Origin of March: Silver State Fanfare

Proctor R. Hug High School Marching Band and Dance Team, Reno, was asked to participate in the 1997 Inaugural Parade for the President of the United States. The band's Directory, Gerald Willis compose an original march that was uniquely Nevada's. The "Silver State Fanfare."

Over 100 Nevada kids participated in the 1997 Presidential Inaugural in Washington, D.C., representing the state of Nevada and their high school. After its performance in Washington, the popularity of the song began to grow. In 1997 a bill was introduced in the Nevada Legislature to designate "Silver State Fanfare" as official state march of the State of Nevada." This bill was passed in the Assembly but didn't make it through the Senate because of a large workload.

In 2001, "Silver State Fanfare" was re-introduced again to the Legislature in Assembly Bill No. 165 and made it all the way through the Assembly and the Senate to the Governor's desk.

Assemblyman Greg Brower, who was a sponsor of legislation declaring "Silver State Fanfare," composed by Gerald Willis, to be the official march for the state of Nevada, as well as numerous other pieces of legislation during his tenure.

The march, "Silver State Fanfare" by Gerald Willis, was adopted as the official state march of Nevada by the Legislature on May 24, 2001. The Legislation was signed by the Governor on May 29, 2001 to become effective on October 1, 2001.

Nevada Law

The law designating the march entitled "Silver State Fanfare," composed by Gerald Willis, as the official Nevada state march is found in the Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 19, Chapter 235, Section 235.035.

TITLE 19- MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 235 - STATE EMBLEMS; GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS
MISCELLANEOUS STATE EMBLEMS

NRS 235.035 State march. The march entitled "Silver State Fanfare," composed by Gerald Willis, is hereby adopted and declared to be the official state march of the State of Nevada.

(Added to NRS by 2001, 966)

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