March for Tripod

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Fisher Tull

Fisher Tull

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General Info

Year: 1973
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


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Program Notes

Tripod was a mustard-colored mongrel dog with a lame left-front paw who wandered onto the campus of Sam Houston State University around 1948 and was adopted by the student body as the unofficial school mascot. During his fourteen-year reign, he had no master and no permanent home, but he enjoyed all privileges of the campus community including free room and board in virtually any dormitory or apartment. Tripod wore his laurels reluctantly and played no favorites. As president Harmon Lowman said at Tripod's funeral in the winter of 1962, “He was independent to begin with, and he was never changed by the affection and attention displayed by the students. He formed no attachments; you fed him and he wagged his tail and moved on. He always moved on.”

Tripod liked the crowds at football games and seemed to enjoy band music. Unfortunately, he had difficulty adapting his gait to the marches designed for two-legged creatures. For all the Tripods in the world, this march was written to allow them the opportunity to join the parade.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (German Gonzalez, conductor) - 14 May 2023
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Kevin Gray Richardson, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • Rocky Mountain Winds (Ken Soper, conductor) – 4 May 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Tull, F. (1974). March for Tripod [score]. TRN Music: Beaumont, Tex.