New Mexico March

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Frederick Fennell)

General Info

Year: 1928 / 1970
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This march was originally called The Queen of the Plateau before being given its present title. It was dedicated to Governor R.C. Dillon and the people of the state and was reportedly written at the governor's request. Sousa adapted several Spanish, Indian, and American songs of New Mexico. One of them was the state song, O Fair New Mexico, by Elizabeth Garrett. Others were Las Desgracia, Peña, and Recuerdos de Amistad.

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Sooner Campus Band (Brian Britt, conductor) - 5 March 2023
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • Purdue Fort Wayne (Ind.) Symphonic Band (Daniel Tembras, conductor) – 5 December 2019
  • The Lima (Ohio) Area Concert Band (John Hill, conductor) – 15 June 2019
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) - 12 August 2018
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen E, Layman, conductor) - 2 June 2015
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) - 19 October 2014
  • Kealing Middle School (Austin, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Gurgel, conductor) – 16 December 2010 (2010 Midwest Clinic)
  • Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds (Woodland Hills, Calif.) (Stephen P. Piazza, conductor) – 16 December 2004 (2004 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 61-62.
  • Sousa, J.; Fennell, F. (1970). New Mexico March [score]. Fox: New York.