In 1878 he organized, with much coaxing from the citizens of Burlington, Sherman's Military Band, made up of musicians from the dormant Queen City Band. This band came to be well known all over the East as one of the finest touring Military Bands.
Although Sherman is well remembered as one of the first leaders of what is known today as the Burlington Concert Band, he is also remembered for his fine marches, many of which were reportedly used by John Philip Sousa in his concert tours. A complete list of his compositions follows.
As a side note, if any reader has in their posession or knows of any existing composition by George Sherman, please contact Aron Garceau at agarceau(at)fnwsu.org (replace the (at) with the @ symbol, this is to avoid spammers who harvest webpages for e-mail addresses).
Sadly, the Burlington Concert Band only has two of Sherman's pieces as many were lost in a fire in the same year as his death.
Listed in Daily Free Press Jan 26th 1888
Salute To Burlington *
Free Press March
Stannard Post March
Published by Jean Missud of Salem Massachussetts
DFP March 28th 1891
Rock Point Cadets
Oliver Ditson & Co.
DFP March 31st 1892
General William Wells
General William Greenleaf
Cecilian March dedicated to the Ladies Quartette of St. Johnsbury
The Belle of America (listed as "American Belle" HEBM V.II) Seitz 1893
Sherman Military Band
Listed in Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music Vol II, 1991
American Union (Coleman, 1894)
The Body Guard (John Church Co, 1903)
the Brownie's Reception (Church, 1895)
Burlington Commandery K.T. [Knights Templar](Gay, 1893)
Cavalcade (Church, 1895)
Coleman's March (Coleman, 1893)
Evangeline (Seitz, 1893)
The Floral Ball (Church, 1896)
The Herald (Missud, 1889)
Hero's Command (Church, 1895)
Hope Beyond, dirge (Church, 1895)
Invitation to the Wedding (Coleman, 1894)
The King's Daughters, grand march (Church, 1895)
The Millionaires (Church, 1896)
Olive Branch (Barnhouse, 1907)
Pilot (Missud, 1888)
Prima Donna (Gay 1893)
Remembrance of Stave Island (Church, 1895)
St. Valentine (Church, 1896)
The Stranger (Coleman, 1894)
Vermont National Guards (Coleman, 1894)
With Majesty (Colena, 1893)
Algonquin Overture (Church, 1897)
Cupid's Captive, waltz (Church, 1895)
Dance of the Flower Girl (Coleman, 1895)
Fleur de Luce, schottische (Church, 1898)
Message of Love Waltz (Coleman, 1893)
Rainbow Mazurka (Barnhouse, 1895)
Scamper Galop (Coleman, 1894)
*played as the opening piece at all Burlington Concert Band performances today.