Complete Repertoire -- 1981 to the Present

(Annotations by Michael Shea)

Our repertoire consists of Marches, Light Classics, Show Tunes, Patriotic Standards, Songs, Special Arrangements, Hymns, Dance Music, Rags and Novelty Tunes. We are particularly partial to the marches of John Philip Sousa, and they can be considered our "speciality". The Band's "Signature March" is The Stars and Strips Forever. [Clic the Underlined Stars and Stripes Forever link below for a special presentation by the Muppets.]

The Stars and Stripes Forever! - Our National March. It is arguably the most famous march in the world and it's certainly one of the best! It is recognized by the U.S. government as the official march of the United States (U.S. Code, Title 36, Section 304). It has original lyrics by Sousa [See Home Page for The Chorus Lyrics] and some other words you may have learned as a child that are definitely NOT by Sousa ("Be Kind To Your Web-Footed Friends"). With crashing cymbals, bombastic brass and chirping piccolos, "The Stars and Stripes Forever!" gets millions of people on their feet, clapping and cheering every year.

The Repertoire for 2022 will be Underlined

Sousa Marches


Marches by Other Composers

  • (c)Barnam and Bailey's Favorite (See Note: Karl King)and The Music Box #25.
  • National Emblem (Edwin E. Bagley)
  • (f)Colonel Bogey (Kenneth J. Alford)
  • (j)American Patrol (F.W. Meacham)
  • March Graham (Lou Ferraro)
  • The Fort Point March (Lou Ferraro)
  • On the Mall (Edwin Franco Goldman)
  • The Billboard March (John N. Klohr)
  • La Sorella (Charles Borel-Clerc)
  • (c)Thunder and Blazes (Julius Fusik) See The Music Box #26
  • Zacatecas a Mexican Patriotic Song (Genaro Codina)
  • Seventy-Six Trombones (Meredith Wilson)
  • The West Point March (Alfred H. Parham)
  • Ticonderoga March (Leroy Anderson)
  • Bombasto (Erin R. Farrar)
  • Gillette Look Sharp March (Merrick)
  • Joyces 71st (Thornton Barnes Boyer)
  • The New Colonial (Robert Browne Hall)
  • The Klaxon (Henry Fillmore)
  • March the Sixth (Comp. by S.Goodwin)
  • Old Comrades (Alte Kamaraden by Carl Teike)
  • College Fight Song Medley
  • Army of the Nile (Kenneth J. Alford)
  • Excelsior - Galop or March (Karl King)
  • Florentiner March (Julius Fucik)
  • The Footlifter (Henry Fillmore)
  • Americans We (Henry Fillmore)
  • The Purple Carnival (Harry L. Alford)
  • Amperito Roca (Jaime Texidor)
  • Aces of the Air (Karl King)
  • The Kindergarten March
  • Parade of the Wooden/Tin Soldiers (Leon Jessel)

Light Classics

  • Overture for Band (Mendelssohn)
  • Victory at Sea (Rodgers)
  • Second Suite in "F" for Military Band (Holst)
  • Radetzky March (Strauss)
  • Rondo from Clarinet Concerto (Mozart)
  • Suite in E-Flat (Holst)
  • Enigma Variations (Elgar)
  • Zwei Kleine Tanze (Two Little Dances - Mozart)
  • Light Cavalry Overture (Suppe')
  • Prelude to Die Meistersinger (Wagner)
  • Lohengrin Selection (Wagner)
  • Carmen Selections (Bizet)
  • Poet and Peasant Overture (Suppe')
  • Egmont Overture (Beethoven)
  • Estudiantina (Waldteufel)
  • The William Tell Overture (Rossini)
  • Tannhauser Grand March (Excerpt)
  • The Lost Chord (Arthur Sullivan)**
  • Nocturne in Eflat for the Left Hand Alone (Scriabin)
  • In a Monestery Garden (Kelelbey)
  • Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)
  • Espana Waltz (Emile Waldteufel)
  • The Pirates of Penzance Selections (Sullivan)

Rags and Novelty Tunes

  • (g)Teddy Trombone (Henry Fillmore)
  • (h)Floatin' Down to Cotton Town (F. Henri Klickmann)
  • Lassus Trombone (Henry Fillmore)
  • (d)The King of Rags (with vocal intro by Curtiss Allen, Sr.)
  • Hungarian Rag (Julius Lenzberg)
  • Looney Tunes Overture (arr. Bill Holcombe)
  • Wild Cherries Rag (Ted Snyder)
  • Darktown Strutters Ball (Shelton Brooks)
  • Silver Heels One Step (Neil Moret)
  • Too Much Mustard -- a Turkey Trot (Cecil Macklin)
  • Hallelujah Trombone (Leonard Cohen)
  • Mutiny (Composed by ??)
  • The Nightingale and the Frogs (Eilenberg)
  • The Mill in the Forest (Richard Eilenberg)
  • Peaches and Cream -- A Delectible Rag (Percy Wenrich)
  • The Sunny South (Stephen Foster Song Medley)
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin)
  • The Excelsior Gallop (Karl King)
  • The Can Can Gallop (Jacques Offenbach)
  • Silver Heels Rag (Vess Ossman)
  • A Slippery Place Rag (Phil Hacker)


Dance Music

  • In The Mood (Glen Miller)
  • It Don't Mean a Thing If......Got That Swing (Duke Ellington)
  • Four From the Forties
  • Blue Tango (Leroy Anderson)
  • Beautiful Ohio (Ballard Macdonald and Mary Earl)
  • Vienna Dreams Waltz
  • The Old Timers Waltz (W.L.S. Players)
  • The Gold and Silver Waltz (Franz Lehar)
  • Wedding of the Winds (John T. Hall)
  • The Blue Danube Waltz (Johann Strauss Jr.)
  • (m)Over The Waves Sobre las Olas (Juventino Rosas)
  • Blue Moon*** (Rogers and Hart)
  • The Woodwind Polka (arr. Andy Clark)

Show Tunes

  • The Wizard of Oz (A. & H.)
  • Selections from South Pacific (R. & H.)
  • Selections from Oklahoma (R. & H.)
  • Mary Poppins Selections (S. & S.)
  • Selections from The Great Race (H.M.)
  • Beauty and the Beast (M. & A.)
  • Cinema Showcase 2
  • Walt Disney Overture
  • Selections from H.M.S. Pinafore (G. & S.)
  • Selections from The Little Mermaid (M. & A.)
  • It's Broadway
  • Selections from The Merry Widow (L. & L.S.)
  • Selections from Raiders of the Lost Ark (J.W.)
  • The Pineapple Poll (G. & S.)
  • John Williams in Concert
  • O Henry! (Music by Henry Mancini)
  • The Sound of Music (R. & H.)
  • Disney's Magic Kingdom
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.W.)

Specialty Numbers

  • A Trumpeter's Lullaby (Trumpet and Orch. by Leroy Anderson)
  • Stars in a Velvety Sky -- (Trumpet Solo by Herbert L. Clarke)
  • La Virgin de la Macarena -- Song and Trumpet Solo (Arturo Sandoval)
  • The Symphonic Beatles
  • The Beatles: Echos of an Era
  • Bugler's Holiday (Solo for Trumpets by Leroy Anderson)
  • The Oregon Trail (Peter De Rose)
  • Irish Washerwoman (A Traditional Irish/British Jig)
  • Viva Mexico (Pedro Galindo)
  • Leroy Anderson Portrait (Arr. by James Barnes)
  • Espana Cani (A Traditional Spanish Pasodoble)
  • Dixieland Jam
  • Twentiana
  • The Big Apple* (New York City Themes and Songs)
  • American Salute (Morton Gould)
  • Fanfare for the Common Man (Aaron Copland)
  • By George* (George M. Cohan Song Selections)
  • The Bride of the Waves (Trumpet Solo by Herbert L. Clarke)
  • Dixieland Parade (a Selection of Dixieland Standards)
  • Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep (Tuba Solo & Orch. by J.P. Knight)
  • Best Foot Forward* (Concert March by Ernest Tomlinson)
  • Italian Holiday (Robert Longfield)
  • Viva Paris (a Selection of Paris, France - themed Music)
  • Easter Monday on the White House Lawn
  • Irish Tune from County Derry (Percy Grainger)
  • The William Byrd Suite (Gordon Jacob)
  • A Hunt in the Black Forest -- See Note Below


  • Eternal Father Strong To Save (William Whiting)
  • Fanfare Prelude on God of Our Fathers (Daniel C. Roberts)
  • Abide With Me (Matt Redman)

    * arr. by Herb Mattick

  ** arr. by Steuart Goodwin

*** arr. by Dave Ruff

(c)A traditional Circus March (Circus Music)

(d)From our Coronado "Pops" Concert -- Spreckels Park -- Year ?.

(f)Kenneth J. Alford, was a pen name for Lt. Frederick J. Ricketts. Ricketts' frequent use of saxophones contributed to their permanent inclusion in military bands.

(g)Henry Fillmore: Father of the Trombone "Smear" and composer of many marches and novelty rags.

(h)Lyrics by Jack Frost)

(j)The composer includes three Popular Patriotic Songs of the Era -- Dixie, Columbia the Gem of the Ocean and Yankee Doodle

(k)A Song/Caprice

(m)It remains popular as a beautiful classic waltz, and has also found its way into New Orleans Jazz, Tejano music and within Circus venues as music for the "flying trapeze" -- See The Music Box #28. The Counter Melodies are absolutely delightful!

(n)This is what it means to play the dynamics.

Composers and Lyricists

  • R. & H. -- Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  • G. & S. -- W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
  • S. & S. -- Richard M. Sherman and Robert Sherman
  • A. & H. -- Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg
  • M. & A. -- Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
  • L. & L./S. -- Franz Lehar and Victor Leon/Leo Stein
  • H.M. -- Henry Mancini
  • J.W. -- John Williams
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NOTE: "A Hunt in the Black Forest" was composed by George Voelker jr. (1860 to 1928). The Band performed it on Nov. 16, 2014 at our "Thank You" Concert for Bethany Reformed Church. See our 14th Season on the Picture History page for details of the Concert, and Recording #12 on The Music Box page.

KKingKarl King, composer of many Marches including Barnam and Bailey's Favorite (his best known), was instrumental in the passage of the Iowa Band Law in 1921, which allowed cities to levy a local tax for maintenance of a band. He commemorated this with one of his marches, "Iowa Band Law". In 1960, King would direct "Iowa Band Law" with the largest mass band ever assembled: 188 high school bands and nearly 13,000 musicians at a nationally televised University of Michigan football game.

KKingKenneth J. Alford, composer of many Marches including Colonel Bogey and Army of the Nile, was the pen name of Lt. Frederick J. Ricketts, aka "The British March King", a British Bandmaster and composer of music for wind band. His march (and Song) Colonel Bogey (melody usually whistled) was used for the film "Bridge on the River Kwai". Irreverent lyrics for the song were subseqently composed and titled "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball". The most popular stanza consists of the following quatrain: Hitler has only got one ball, Goring has two but very small, Himmler is rather sim'lar, But poor old Goebbels has no balls at all.



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