‘The Pride of the Wolverines’ is a superb but lesser known march from the pen of JP Sousa which deserves to be better known.
The Wolverine is a stocky and muscular carnivore, closely resembling a small bear, which can be found in remote reaches of the Northern Hemisphere. The US state of Michigan uses the Wolverine as it’s mascot because of its reputation for strength and ferocity out of proportion to its size.
In the American Civil War, many particularly from Detroit joined the Michigan Brigade, nicknamed ‘The Wolverines’ by their famous leader General Custer.
Soprano, Solo, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
Solo, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st and 2nd Baritone
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombones
Eb and Bb Basses