Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sousa at Academy High School in Erie 1926

Yes, Virginia, John Philip Sousa really did perform at the Academy High School auditorium in Erie, Pennsylvania. This ad appeared in the Erie Daily Times on October 1, 1926 to promote a two shows on October 4. This was the 39th tour of the United States by the Sousa band.

Sousa was known as the 'March King' and many of his compositions can be found on YouTube, such as:

"Stars and Stripes Forever" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mRn9chmRAY

"The Pride of the Wolverines" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx9dMbLPYcA&feature=relmfu

"The Gridiron Club" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6r1XgZcaMk

"The Sesqui-Centennial Exposition March" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvetj6TKDaA

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