Anchor and Star

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

General Info

Year: 1918
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Soprano Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Cornet (optional)
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Regimental Drums
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

While leading the U.S. Navy Battalion Band at Great Lakes Naval Training Center during World War I, Sousa composed this march and dedicated it “To the U.S. Navy.” It is often compared with Semper Fidelis because it bears a resemblance in construction, rhythm, key, and contrapuntal devices. Just as Globe and Eagle was named after the U.S. Marine Corps emblem, this march was named after the U.S. Navy emblem.

- Program Note from The Works of John Philip Sousa


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) and United States Naval Academy Band (Annapolis, Md.) (Patrick K. Sweeten, conductor) – 9 February 2020
  • U.S. Pacific Fleet Band – 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 40.
  • Perusal score
  • Sousa, J. (1918). Star and Anchor March [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.