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Billboard, The

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John N Klohr

John N Klohr (ed. Frederick Fennell)

General Info

Year: 1901 / 1984
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Billboard March was dedicated to the general amusement paper of the same name and published in 1901. Until its outdoor entertainment section was succeeded by Amusement Business in 1961, Billboard remained pre-eminent it its field. Klohr didn’t think much of the march at first, but conceded it was a success after the royalties paid for his home in Cincinnati. The trio is still well known as a show-business emblem, accompanying everything from circus parades to stand-up comedians’ entrances.

- Program notes from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Metamora (Ill.) High School Wind Ensemble (Christopher Rend, conductor) – 24 February 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 19 February 2018
  • Penn Central Wind Band (Bucknell University) (William Kenny, conductor) – 25 July 2015
  • San Jose Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 19 May 2013
  • West Monroe High School Symphonic Band - 8 March 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • John N. Klohr, Wikipedia
  • Klohr, J.; Fennell, F. (1984). The Billboard: March [score]. Carl Fischer: New York
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). ‘’Program Notes for Band.’’ Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 349.