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Strike Up the Band - Concert March

Strike Up the Band
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About This Work

"Strike Up the Band" was written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1927 for a Broadway musical with the same title. Unfortunately, the pre-Broadway run closed in Philadelphia without making it to the fabled New York City theatre strip. However, in 1930 the story was revised by the Gershwin's and presented on Broadway with a new cast. The song ‘Strike Up the Band' was featured in both versions of the musical and since that time has become a standard in pop music repertoire.

This arrangement for Concert Band by Geoff Kingston captures all the excitement of Gershwin's rousing march and includes the seldom-heard verse. With its rousing finish this an ideal concert-opener and one that will be enjoyed by the audience and musicians alike.


ComposerGeorge Gershwin
ArrangerGeoff Kingston
CategoryConcert March
DurationCirca 2mins 50 Secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 3 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationConductors Full Score
Flutes 1-2
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Horns in F 1-2
Horns in F 3-4
Bb Trumpets 1-2-3
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Side Drum / Cymbals / Bass Drum
Double Bass
Additional Parts
1st Eb Horn
2nd Eb Horn
1st Bb Tenor Trombone
2nd Bb Tenor Trombone
Bb Euphonium
Eb Bass
Bb Bass
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0446
20/04/2012 - A fantastic arrangement that would grace any stage!! - Comment by Ian Macpherson

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