Written in 1915, this is arguably the most famous of the fifteen trombone rags written by Fillmore. Fillmore gained fame as the "Father of the Trombone Smear", writing a series of 15 novelty tunes featuring trombone smears called "The Trombone Family". A number of these have a strong ragtime influence. The tunes have subtitles printed on the parts, some of which reflect the social and racial realities of the time.
423.11 - 3 Trumpets in B flat (one doubles on piccolo), Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba - - optional percussion is Drum Set and Glockenspiel
Grade 3 - advanced high school ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.