Coast Guards

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King (arr. Andy Clark)

General Info

Year: 1942 / 2009
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Treble
  • High B-flat
  • High E-flat

Part 2

  • C Treble
  • High B-flat
  • High E-flat
  • F Horn

Part 3

  • Low B-flat
  • Low E-flat
  • Bass Clef
  • F Horn
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Low B-flat
  • Low E-flat
  • Bass Clef
  • Bass
  • Tuba

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This arrangement of a very popular Karl King march is true to King’s original and will sound great with a small number of players.

- Program Note from publisher

On December 7, 1941, the United States was the victim of a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II. King’s composition of his sixteen marches for his Marching to Victory march book, published in 1942, consisted of marches in support of United States forces as the country’s involvement in World War II grew. The Coast Guards march was one of those sixteen marches.

- Program Note adapted from Byron Coulter


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina) Wind Ensemble (Carl Rowles, conductor) – 29 September 2020

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Adaptable Music

  • Coast Guards (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1942/2009)

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