Woody Van's March

From Wind Repertory Project
Karl King

Karl King

General Info

Year: 1911
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.00

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Solo Bb Cornet Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone (or Solo B-flat Cornet)
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

King dedicated this march "To my friend WOODY VAN, Bandmaster Robinson Famous Shows." It was published in 1911by C.L. Barnhouse. Seventy-five years later, while Barnhouse was celebrating the centennial of its founding, the Windjammers Unlimited Band held its summer meeting in Oskaloosa, Iowa (home of the Barnhouse Co.) and included Woody Van's March on the list of circus music to be recorded for posterity.

Woody Van's real name was Apollos Woodring Van Anda. He was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1854; he died in 1914 as the result of a fall from a horse-drawn carriage. Van played several instruments but, as might be expected from this march, was primarily a cornetist. His twenty-five years in show business included five seasons with Hi Henry's Minstrels and two with Al Martin's Uncle Tom's Cabin show. During the rest of his career he performed as leader or performer with numerous orchestras or bands. In the last two years of his life he led the bands for Arlington & Beckman's Oklahoma Ranch Wild West Show, LaTena Wild Animal Circus, and Seibel Bros. Greater Show.

- Program Note from March Music Notes

Karl King apparently received his first conducting experience when substituting for the ailing leader of the Yankee Robinson Circus, Woodring Van Anda ("Woody Van"). 

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Karl L. King Municipal Band (Fort Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold Jimmerson, conductor) - 17 July 2022

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