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Eric Osterling

Eric Osterling

Subtitle: Concert March

General Info

Year: 1963
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Condensed Score
Flute I-II
Clarinet in Eb
Clarinet in Bb I-II-III
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone in Eb I-II
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
Trumpet in Bb I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Bandology is a concert march that has been performed by school bands for over 50 years. As a composer and arranger, Eric Osterling’s extensive background as a music educator made him particularly aware of the specific needs of bands at all levels, and throughout his career he faithfully and continually provided them with challenging and satisfying works. An ASCAP award-winning writer, his concert marches and band arrangements are widely performed by school and college bands across the country.

- Program Note from California State University, Fresno, Concert Band concert program, 5 May 2013

Published in 1963, Bandology remains Osterling’s most popular march. The composer stays within the march format but uses rich, full dance band chords and interesting rhythms for contrast. A stop-time section for brass and percussion, and a pleasingly lyrical trio help to make this light concert march an audience favorite.

- Program Note by Program Notes for Band

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • The Symphonic Winds of the San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Youth Symphony (Miriam Grisso, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Clarence (N.Y.) High School Concert Band (Andrea Runfola, conductor) – 7 February 2019
  • Potsdam (N.Y.) Community Band (Theresa Witmer, conductor) - 18 July 2018
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Budd, conductor) - 17 April 2016
  • Edison High School (Fresno, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Robert Madrid, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School Symphonic Honors Band (Kevin Arnott, conductor) - 17 April 2014
  • California State University, Fresno, Concert Band (Bradley Rutledge, conductor) - 5 May 2013
  • Hertford College Wind Band (Tom Sears, conductor) - November 2011

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Osterling, (1963). Bandology: Concert March [score]. C. Fischer: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). ‘’Program Notes for Band.’’ Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 463.