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His Honor March

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Henry Fillmore

Henry Fillmore (arr. Clark)

General Info

Year: 1934 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:42
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
Oboe I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Keyboard (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells


3rd B-flat Clarinet. 1st strain, 1st ending: 2 measure repeat should read 1 measure repeat

Program Notes

This classic Henry Fillmore march is considered one of his finest. His Honor is one of Fillmore’s “fast and fun” circus style marches, containing his classic whimsical look at the world. Since its premiere in 1933, It has become one of Fillmore's most popular marches.

- Program Note by publisher

This classic Henry Fillmore march is considered one of his finest. It is signature Fillmore at his best. It contains his whimsical look at the world and his love for life. He ran off and joined the circus twice, and even met his wife there, as she was also a circus performer. Consequently Fillmore was fond of the "fast and fun" march that is a trademark of circus-style marches.

His Honor is written in this style. The piece was written for and dedicated to the mayor of Cincinnati, Russell Wilson, in 1933. It was premiered by Fillmore's own band at the Cincinnati Zoo on August 23, 1933. It has become one of Fillmore's most popular marches ever since.

- Program Note from score

Some of Fillmore's marches, overtures and novelty pieces were composed especially for his own band of professional musicians, organized in 1927 in Cincinnati. His Honor, composed in 1933 and published the following year, was one such favorite of both his band members and audiences alike. The title refers to Mayor Russell Wilson, a man who impressed the composer with his sense of humor as well as his executive ability. With its unexpected melodic and rhythmic changes and its various performance possibilities, His Honor is still one of Fillmore's most popular marches.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 204