Special Event


Teddy's Wonderful World: A Free Lawn Concert by the Sagamore Hill Band and Roosevelt Songbirds

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site



Location: LAT/LONG: 40.886254, -73.500941

Concert is located on the lawn to the north of the Theodore Roosevelt Home, a short 1-2 minute walk from the parking lot.

Dates & Times


Saturday, September 16, 2023


6:00 PM


1 hour and 15 minutes

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program

Concert begins at 6PM. We suggest arriving 15-30 minutes early to secure a comfortable spot on the lawn before 6PM.


Join us on Saturday, September 16th at 6PM for a free, outdoor evening concert at Sagamore Hill featuring the Sagamore Hill Band & Roosevelt Songbirds.  (Rain date September 23)

On Saturday evening, September 16th at 6 p.m., the Sagamore Hill Band & Roosevelt Songbirds, a Long Island music group whose mission is to collect, preserve and present music dedicated to, or connected with, Theodore Roosevelt, will present a concert of this music on the grounds of Sagamore Hill near the Pet Cemetery. The concert will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Audience members are invited to bring folding chairs and/or blankets to sit on as well as small picnic supplies. 

The theme of the presentation is “Teddy’s Wonderful World.” The concert pays tribute to several of the places important to the life of Theodore Roosevelt: Oyster Bay, North Dakota, the Panama Canal, New York State, Yosemite National Park, as well as many others. The concert will open with a song entitled, “Sagamore Hill March,” which was composed by Donald N. Luckenbill for the opening of Sagamore Hill as a National Historic Site in 1953. Students ages 8-16 are invited to come to the park 90 minutes early and learn to sing the song and perform it with the Roosevelt Songbirds as the first selection of the concert.

The grand finale of the concert is a musical tribute to the 230 million acres of land preserved by Theodore Roosevelt. The work, entitled All Nature’s Realm Is Served by the Lands T.R. Preserved, was composed by the conductor, Stephen Walker.

Parking is free, but limited.  Carpooling is highly recommended.


The World of Theodore Roosevelt in Vintage Marches, Songs & Novelties

1 BAND & SINGERS Sagamore Hill March (Official March of Sagamore Hill) Donald N. Luckenbill 1953
2 SINGERS Teddy's Walks in Old New-York Charles B. Lawlor / S.V. Walker 2019
3 BAND Cubaland: Under the American Flag John Philip Sousa 1925
4 SINGERS Teddy Loved the Places of the Empire State Thomas Allen / S.V. Walker 2019
5 BAND President Roosevelt's Grand Triumphal March Raphael Fassett 1904
6 SINGERS Drawing the Line in Mississippi Traditional / Stephen V. Walker 1914
7 BAND Pathfinder of Panama John Philip Sousa 1915
8 SINGERS Down in Oyster Bay Max Clay 1914
9 BAND Cosmopolitan America (Official G.O.P. March of 1904) Helen May Butler 1904
10 BAND & SINGERS Roosevelt's Day at St. Louis Fair Gertie Gray 1904
11 BAND Treaty of Portsmouth March  William H. Scouten 1905
12 SINGERS When Rough & Ready Teddy Dashes Home Ed Moran & J. Fred Helf 1910
13 BAND & SINGERS Hands Across the Continent (Progressive Party Campaign Song) Rudolf Aronson 1912
14 SINGERS North Dakota, Teddy Roosevelt's West Walter Edward Delano 1925
15 BAND Yosemite March & Two-Step Elmer Allen 1903
16 SINGERS Friend of the World Henry Hadley & Harriet Gaylord 1919
17 BAND & SINGERS All Nature's Realm Is Served  (By the Lands T.R. Preserved) Stephen V. Walker 2013

Reservation or Registration: No