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Boys of the Old Brigade

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W. Paris Chambers

W Paris Chambers (ed. Claude T Smith)

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General Info

Year: 1901 / 1981
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00  |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Condensed Score
C Piccolo/Flute
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet/E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet/B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chambers wrote nearly ninety marches, and The Boys of the Old Brigade is one of his best known. It was written in 1901 and is a short, spirited march at just over two minutes long.

The piece features a virtuoso baritone part in the trio and the piece is a great way to showcase the abilities of any band.

- Program Note from Texas A&M University Symphonic Winds concert program, 24 November 2019

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV


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  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Symphonic Winds (Travis Almany, conductor) – 24 November 2019
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Wind Symphony (John E. Williamson, conductor) – 1 December 2016
  • Chester County (Penn.) Concert Band (David W. Reif, conductor) - 3 May 2015

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Chambers, W.; Smith, C. (1981). The Boys of the Old Brigade: March [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.