World Freedom March
The first composition written by Claude T. Smith. This work was written in 1954 while Claude was in the United States Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas for a composition contest. This march gives a stylistic example of the works that were to come from Claude T. Smith in the years following. It has not been performed or published since 1954, but was repremiered on January 3, 1998 in Warrensburg, Missouri. The members of the West Central District of the Missouri Music Educators Association had this work dedicated to Russell Coleman for his years and commitment to their District of MMEA. Russ and Claude were dear colleagues and friends who worked together for the promotion of music education throughout the world. This work is especially challenging for the trumpet section and will be a must for all students and directors to perform, as well as a stirring march for audiences.