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American Legion March (arr Glover)

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Charles Parker (arr. Andrew Glover)

General Info

Year: 1920 / 2017
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Charles Parker dedicated this march to the American Legion, an organization of American veterans which was incorporated by Act of Congress in 1919. Originally composed of veterans of World War I, the organization now includes personnel who have served their country in all subsequent military conflicts. The veterans in the present organization hope to continue their comradeship and to also honor the memory of their dead. Since its founding, the Legion has worked to provide compensation and hospital care for its members and has encouraged good citizenship by sponsoring numerous organizations for young people, including bands and drum and bugle corps.

Although Parker was reported to have written many works, this is his only published work. The style and scoring of this very playable march denote a composer with considerable writing experience, hardly a "one-march" composer.

- Program Note from March Music Notes

For Mary Wiley and the Nipher Middle School Band, Kirkwood, Missouri.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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