Wildcats, The

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Gore)

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The title of this work varies. It may also be called "The Wildcats of Kansas March," "Kansas Wildcats March," or "A Salute to Kansas."

General Info

Year: 1930 or 1931
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Harold Gore
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00

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Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone

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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

After Sousa's death, his two daughters presented a number of his manuscripts to the Library of Congress. The first page of one of the manuscripts is entitled The Wildcats and a note in Priscilla Sousa's hand refers to it as her father's "Kansas Wildcats" march. However, a study of the manuscript showed that the first page belonged not to "Kansas Wildcats" but to an entirely different march called The Wildcats, and that the remaining pages belonged to yet another march – one still without a title. Neither piece was ever published. A second manuscript of "The Wildcats" is entitled "The Wildcats of Kansas," leaving no question that this was the composition originally intended for the Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science at Manhattan. However, the college received a totally different march – one originally entitled The Sword of San Jacinto.

Parts of The Wildcats were written as early as 1926, as evidenced by one of the manuscripts which consists mostly of this march but also has sections of The Gridiron Club (1926), as well as one other section that was never used.

- Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works


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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 79-80.