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Listen now: John Philip Sousa march spectacular

United States Marine Band
John Philip Sousa was appointed as the 17th leader of the Marine Corps Band on 1 October 1880, serving in this position until 30 July 1892.

Hear more than 100 different marches composed by the March King himself!

John Philip Sousa wrote a total of 136 marches in his lifetime.

We've compiled a playlist featuring almost all of them.

Some of the recordings are more than a century old and feature Sousa himself conducting the United States Marine Band.

Listen on demand below or in the Spotify app.

Want to learn more about John Philip Sousa and his marches? Check out our Sousa March episode of Classical Sprouts!

Check out this (silent) video of Sousa conducting the Marine Band at the White House in 1930!