John Philip Sousa

Quick Facts

  • Nickname: The March King
  • Born in Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • 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      

Crossword & Word Search


Stars & Stripes Forever Listening Map / Form Worksheet




See also

Extras for Plus Members

  • Poster, Lesson ideas for teaching the Stars and Stripes Forever, 2 Form worksheets, Crossword, Word Search, Assessment

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