Our Own Red, White and Blue

From Wind Repertory Project
Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Robert E Foster)

Subtitle: March and One Step

General Info

Year: 1917 / 2015
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00; (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This melodic, patriotic song was written as a contribution to the war effort during World War I. It was written in 1917 with words by Eleanor Allen Schroll. It became very popular around Cincinnati, where Fillmore lived at that time. He wrote this arrangement for band the same year, and the result was this delightful march. It was performed for fund-raising efforts by the Red Cross, and according to the accounts of the event, it assisted in the raising a considerable amount for that worthy cause.

Later, the patriotic Fillmore started an effort to recruit an all-volunteer band to enlist in the army and go to France and go to France to support the American troops who were fighting there. Henry was very popular and persuasive. He might have succeeded, but the war came to an end before he was able to complete the project.

The one-step was a popular ball-room dance that was popular round the beginning of the twentieth century. This bright tune seems to have been very appropriate for that particular dance.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Tri-County Symphonic Band (Rochester, Mass.) (Philip Sandborn, conductor) - 22 October 2023
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (Freddy Martin, conductor) - 17 November 2022
  • Angelo State University (San Angelo, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Alvis, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • Repasz Band (Williamsport, Penn.) (Albert Nacinovich, conductor) – 12 April 2016

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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