About The Stars and Stripes Forever

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Saturday, July 07, 2012

John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever is the official march of the United States of America. Sousa composed his most famous march in his head when he was on a ship coming back from a trip to Europe with his band. When the ship docked, he put the march down on paper and named it after the American flag he was so glad to see when he got home.

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John Philip Sousa: All music in this show is from The Stars and Stripes Forever

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