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Wolverine March, The

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. Foster)

General Info

Year: 1881 / 2012
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones

Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lively, bright, and stylish, this jovial march was composed in 1881, soon after Sousa was named conductor of the United States Marine Band, to add to the bands' repertoire, and provides a shining example of his complete mastery of the march style. Sousa also wrote The Pride of the Wolverines and while the titles are similar, they are distinctly separate marches and should not be confused with each other.

-Program Note from publisher

Little is known about the circumstances which gave rise to the composition of this march. It was "respectfully dedicated to His Excellency, Hon. David H. Jerome, Governor of Michigan, and Staff." According to an inscription on the sheet music, it was first performed by the U.S. Marine Band at a reception given by the Michigan Stat Association in Washington on March 2, 1881.

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 4 July 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 80.