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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

General Info

Year: 1894
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: John Church
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Solo Cornet Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Cornet
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Tenor Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Not dedicated to band directors, as the title might imply, this march was written to show Sousa's appreciation of an honor given to him by the board of directors of the 1893 St. Louis Expedition. The Sousa Band had been in existence for less than a year at that time. It created such a sensation at the expedition that the directorate held a special ceremony in his honor during the final week.

- Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 42.
  • Sousa, J. (1894). The Directorate March [score]. John Church: [Cincinnati, Ohio].