When Johnny Comes Marching Home




Instrumentation: standard Wind Band

Based on the well-known marching tune, this arrangement opens by conjuring up the sound of the fife and drum band, featuring the piccolo and snare drum. The full band enters with what becomes a short linking passage and then the melody is heard for the first time.

During the arrangement, it is passed around the different sections and registers of the band and given a variety of accompaniment patterns within contrasting textures before building to a climactic end.