Cheerio March (arr Erickson)

From Wind Repertory Project
Edwin Franko Goldman

Edwin Franko Goldman (arr. Frank Erickson)

Subtitle: Sing and Whistle

General Info

Year: 1932 / 1968
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum

Players singing and whistling


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title of this march was selected by a vote of radio listeners; it was premiered by the Goldman Band on Sousa's birthday, November 6, 1932. Goldman dedicated the cheerful "la-la and whistle" march to a friend, Mabel Rosenthal. At that time there was little to cheer about in the United States since the country was in the midst of its worst depression, with banking operations at a standstill and many people standing in soup lines. The Goldman Band did its share by presenting concerts to help New Yorkers forget their troubles -- at least for a time.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Goldman, E.; Erickson, F. (1968). Cheerio March (sing and whistle) : for concert band [score]. G. Schirmer: New York, N.Y.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 236-237.