His Honor March (arr Foster)

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Robert E Foster)

General Info

Year: 1933 / 2000
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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 Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This classic Henry Fillmore march is considered one of his finest. His Honor is one of Fillmore’s “fast and fun” circus style marches, containing his classic whimsical look at the world. Since its premiere in 1933, It has become one of Fillmore's most popular marches.

- Program Note from publisher

Some of Fillmore's marches, overtures and novelty pieces were composed especially for his own band of professional musicians, organized in 1927 in Cincinnati. His Honor, composed in 1933 and published the following year, was one such favorite of both his band members and audiences alike. The title refers to Mayor Russell Wilson, a man who impressed the composer with his sense of humor as well as his executive ability. With its unexpected melodic and rhythmic changes and its various performance possibilities, His Honor is still one of Fillmore's most popular marches.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) Concert Band (Mary Land, conductor) - 17 October 2022
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Symphonic Band (Shelby Swanson-Williams, conductor) – 9 March 2020
  • Wheaton (Ill.) North High School Concert Band (Kent Krause, conductor) - 26 February 2019
  • Texas 5A Symphonic Band (Robert Carnochan, conductor) - 16 February 2019 (2019 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Wood Oaks Junior High School (Northbrook, Ill.) (Wayne Gordon, conductor) – 28 April 2016
  • Concord (Mass.) Band (William M. Toland, conductor) – 14 March 2009

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Courage (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1919/2003/2012)
  • His Honor March (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1934/2014)

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