John Phillip Sousa

The March King!

Biography

John Philip Sousa was born in 1854 in Washington, D.C. and died in 1932. He worked as a theater musician and conducted the U.S. Marine Band before starting his own civilian band in 1892. Sousa toured with his band for 40 years and was indisputably the most famous musical act in the world. He composed 136 marches, 15 operettas, 70 songs and many other pieces.

Created by William I. Bauer

Sousa's Band - Blue Danube Waltz 1905 John Philip Sousa
John Philip Sousa's March, "The Stars and Stripes Forever"