Rough Riders

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Karl King

Karl King

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General Info

Year: 1943
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.00


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Program Notes

Karl King’s Rough Riders March was a tribute to both President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and the volunteer cavalrymen who became known as his Rough Riders. It has been described as a “galop” march.

- Program Note by Kevin Simpson for United States Army Band concert program, February 23, 2019

Karl King generally did not title his marches, and there is no personal significance to the title Rough Riders for Karl King. King would send the marches to Barnhouse Publishing, and they would put patriotic titles to the pieces. Rough Riders can be found in the Uncle Sam A-Strut March Book, and was originally published in 1943.

- Program Note from Ouachita Baptist University Symphonic Band concert program, 18 March 2021


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State Ratings

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  • Karl L. King Municipal Band (Fort Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold Jimmerson, conductor) - 4 June 2023
  • York High School (Retsof, N.Y.) Concert Band (Devin Vogel, conductor) - 22 December 2022
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Concert Band (Travis Higa, conductor) - 4 October 2022
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Wind Ensemble (Kevin Collins) - 22 April 2022
  • College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University (Saint Joseph, Minn.) Wind Ensemble (Justin T. Zanchuk, conductor) - 20 October 2021
  • Henry County (Tenn.) High School Band (Kyle Graves, conductor) – 26 February 2019
  • Wood Dale (Ill.) Junior High School Band – 4 May 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

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