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March of the Resistance

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John Williams

John Williams (arr. Paul Lavender)

Subtitle: From Star Wars: The Force Awakens

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $165.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


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

  • Marimba
  • Piatti
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams reprises a few earlier themes along with dynamic new material. The memorable March of the Resistance is fittingly dramatic and powerful, and is prominent at key moments in the movie.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Plainville (Conn.) Wind Ensemble (Ken Bagley, conductor) - 12 March 2023
  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor) - 20 November 2022
  • University of Wyoming (Laramie) Wind Symphony (Robert Belser, conductor) - 29 September 2022
  • University of Southern Maine (Gorham) Concert Band (Jackie Townsend, conductor) - 19 April 2020 (Performance scheduled, but concert canceled)
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Winds (Timothy Smith, conductor) – 15 March 2020
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Anthony C. Marinello, III, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 23 February 2018
  • Sam Ramon (Calif.) Community Band (Larry Colon, conductor) – 3 March 2017
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) – 13 November 2016
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 27 October 2016
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Wind Ensemble (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 23 September 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Williams, J.; Lavender, P. [2013]. March of the Resistance : From Star Wars: The Force Awakens [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.