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Billboard March, The (Klohr)

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John N Klohr

John N Klohr

General Info

Year: 1901
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: John Church
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


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


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Ryan V. Scherber, conductor) - 10 October 2021

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 174-175. Print.
  • Klohr, J. (1901). The Billboard March [score]. John Church Co.: [s.l.]
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). ‘’Program Notes for Band.’’ Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 349.