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Music Celebrations International Presents  2019 John Philip Sousa Band Festival

Music Celebrations International Presents  2019 John Philip Sousa Band Festival

Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00 PM

A Music Festival tribute to Bandmaster and Composer, John Philip Sousa, “The March King,” featuring bands from across the United States.

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Music Celebrations international presents
2019 John Philip Sousa Band Festival


A festive tribute to Bandmaster and Composer John Philip Sousa, "The March King," featuring  outstanding bands from across the United States. Enjoy toe-tapping tunes by Sousa woven amongst works by Grainger, Stamp, Jager, and more! 

Participating Ensembles:
Niceville High School Wind Ensemble (FL)
Pitman Wind Ensemble (CA)
Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony at Gettysburg College (PA)

Featured works to include:
Grainger | Colonial Song
Jager | Esprit de Corps
Adams | Short Ride in a Fast Car
Stamp | A Sousa Fanfare
Sousa | The Gliding Girl
           | Symphony on Themes by John Phillip Sousa
           | The Thunderer March
           | Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

NOTE: This is a free event and tickets are required. Tickets will be available from the Presenter Only beginning Wednesday, Dec. 5. For further information and to reserve tickets, please contact Music Celebrations International at (800) 395-2036 or send an email to info@sousabandfestival.org.

Performance Timing: 2 hours, with no intermission.