Celebrate John Philip Sousa’s Birthday on November 6, 2013

The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will celebrate John Philip Sousa’s 159th birthday on November 6, 2013 with a special birthday cookie and an afternoon of Sousa march recordings performed by the U.S. Marine Band.  Our celebration honoring America’s “March King” will kick off at 1pm this Wednesday and will continue until the music runs out.  Please stop by for a sweet treat and a quick tour of the Center’s new American Music Month exhibits.

John Philip Sousa standing with his mother, Elizabeth Trinkhaus Sousa, next to their riding horses, Washington, DC (August 1908).  Image from the Paul E. Bierley Papers





Music School of John Esputa, Jr. where John Philip Sousa studied violin as a young boy living in Washington, DC.   John Philip Sousa is pictured in back row left  (c. 1868).  Image from the Paul E. Bierley Papers.

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