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ABA Symphonic March

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John Cheetham

John Cheetham

Subtitle: Kitty Hawk

General Info

Year: 1986 / 2010
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jenson, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Formerly published as Kitty Hawk, this energetic contemporary concert march for mature groups represents an important addition to the march repertoire with its fresh-sounding harmonic structure and creative twists and turns.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the American Bandmasters Association.

- Program Note from score

We visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Kill Devil Hill, site of the Wright Brothers' historic first flight of a powered aircraft. John Cheetham's score for Kitty Hawk evokes the majesty of flight, and the proud and hopeful spirit of American ingenuity. In that spirit of ingenuity, the piece has been praised for its fresh-sounding harmonic structure and creative twists and turns.

- Program Note from liner notes for Klavier CD American Journeys, U.S. Coast Guard Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Cheetham, J. (1986). A.B.A. Symphonic March [score]. Jenson Publications: [s.l.].