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American Letters

Competitive Field Marching Show

This show is packed with Public Domain Americana themes, service songs, and Sousa Marches, making it an effective Americana Show for any ensemble! It can be performed simply as an "Americana" themed concept show, or the pre-recorded narration and pre-show soundscape can provide a storyboard for your band to honor the military members in your community. To view more on the story concept, see our Education Guide available in the next section of this show page.

Source Material Includes

Battle Hymn of the Republic (Steffe)

Yankee Doodle (Traditional)

When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Gilmore & Lambert)

My Country 'Tis of Thee (Traditional)

America, The Beautiful (Ward)


The show also includes musical nods to various Armed Service

Songs, Bugle Calls, and Sousa Marches.


Delivery of all marching band shows are made via PDF download to the email provided at checkout. 


Winds Only Score
(All Winds Parts Included plus a Percussion Sketch)


Full Score 
(Winds & Percussion Parts)


Preview Score Below:
American Letters Intro Score Preview
American Letters- Intro
00:00 / 01:41
Movement 1 Score Preview
American Letters- Part 1
00:00 / 02:14
Movement 2 Score Preview
Letters- Part 2
00:00 / 02:45
Movement 3 Score Preview
American Letters- Part 3
00:00 / 01:36

Product Description

American Letters

Grade 3

Designed and arranged by Jonathan T. Martin.

Full Show Pricing Includes:

  • Unlimited copies of scores and parts

  • Video Recording Rights

  • Full Percussion and Winds Score

NEW: This show includes the MainStage file with all keyboard sounds & narration pre-programed for your keys player. (Valid MacOS and MainStage software required to run sounds. Designed on MainStage 3.5.1)

Show Add-Ons:


Customization of any show can be purchased for an additional fee of $50/hour. Cost can be added onto your show purchase or contact us to add customization after your initial show purchase.

Customization Can Include:

  • Changing Solos

  • Reducing Number of Parts

  • Adding or Changing "Doublings"

  • Simplifying or "beefing up" any parts

  • Cuts of written material

Drill Design

Jonathan Martin Music is proud to provide Drill Design as an optional add-on to any show purchase. Pricing is based on number of marching performers (hornline, battery percussion, guard members, and any moving props). Pricing can be viewed HERE

Hornline Movement/Choreography

Jonathan's unique coupling of theatrical movement and instrumental pedagogy unite to create hornline movement & choreography rooted in technique and visual effectiveness. Hornline Movement/Choreography instructional videos are available as an add-on to any show for $125. The choreography pairs strategically with our Drill Design add-ons, but is effective and useful for any group's design process. Pricing can be viewed HERE.

Color Guard Choreography

Our team at Jonathan Martin Music has created a Guard Choreography resource that is rooted in dance technique and integrates the Guard movement with the optional Hornline Movement/Choreography add-on. This resource is especially helpful for groups who may not have a full-time guard designer/instructor as the movement videos are accessible on any digital device by your students or staff members. This effective resource is available as an add-on to any show for $300.


Q: Can I pay with a purchase order?

A: Yes. Fill out the "Request Invoice" form at the top of this page. Input all necessary information, including your P.O. number and we will invoice you. Orders placed with a purchase order number will be delivered immediately after P.O. number is received!

Q: My budget doesn't renew until the beginning of next school year. Can you be flexible with the payment date?

A: We are happy to work with you. Please indicate your expected payment date on the "Request Invoice" form and we will wait to invoice you until your budget renews. Unless otherwise noted in your Invoice request, payment is expected within 30 days of issue date.

Q: Can I pay my invoice with a credit/debit card?

A: We are happy to accept any major credit/debit card at a 3% processing fee on top of the invoice total. Invoices may also be paid with a check to avoid the 3% added fee to the invoice.

Q: Do you provide Drill Design?

A: Yes. We are proud to offer design services that consist of drill design, guard choreography, band movement/choreography, as well as custom uniform design. You can purchase Drill Design during your ordering process. You can view design package pricing HERE


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