The March King: John Philip Sousa 1854-1932

Title

The March King: John Philip Sousa 1854-1932

Description

"John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, D. C. in 1854. He received his early education in Washington public schools, while studying music at a private conservatory. When he was 13, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Band as an apprentice musician and continued his private music studies. In 1880 he was appointed leader of the U. S. Marine Band and is accredited for the band becoming the finest military band in the world.
People throughout the world flocked to see ""The March King"" during Sousa’s many American and worldwide tours. He employed a principle that endeared him to the public: Everything was played to perfection, whether it was a classical masterpiece or a popular song. He was a man of considerable self-discipline and extraordinary talent. To all who knew him, he was a man of incredibly high moral standards. By Paul E. Bierley"

Creator

Unknown

Date

n.d.

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/John_Philip_Sousa.jpg

Rights

Sound Recording - Library of Congress Catalog Number, 99471404 

Source: United States Library of Congress. Performing Arts Reading Room.

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Painting

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

John Philip Sousa, March King, Music

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/John_Philip_Sousa.jpg

Reference

Unknown, The March King: John Philip Sousa 1854-1932, Library of Congress, n.d.

Cite As

Unknown, “The March King: John Philip Sousa 1854-1932,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/153.