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Indiana State Band March (Farrar)

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Orion F. Farrar

Orion R Farrar

General Info

Year: 1896
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.

Instrumentation (probably incomplete)

Full Score
D-flat 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 Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn or Alto in E-flat I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion (3 players), including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Farrar composed this march in 1896, the year he was employed to organize a state band in Indiana. Contrary to popular speech usage, the march did not refer to what was then Indiana State Teachers College and in now Indiana State University. Around the turn of the century (and later) there were numerous "official state bands," in including those in Connecticut, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesta, Montana and New York.

- Program Note from March Music Notes

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Steve Layman, conductor) – 23 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 95. Print.
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 132.