Facts about John Philip Sousa:

  • Nickname: The March King
  • Born in Washington, D.C.
  • Band Director
  • Stars and Stripes Forever: our national march
  • Invented the Sousaphone, a tuba for a marching band
  • 3 families of a Band: Brass, Woodwind, Percussion
  • Composed 136 marches
  • Led the Marine Band
  • Sousa’s band was the number one act in the country for 30 years      

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Listening Map / Form Worksheet






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    • Crossword
    • Word Search
    • Assessment

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