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  John Philip Sousa


  About John Philip Sousa


John Philip Sousa -- the most American of composers -- was the son of immigrants to the United States. Because of his love for bands and band music, John Philip Sousa wrote many wonderful marches. As a result, he is known as the "March King."   [MORE]



AMERICAN COMPOSERS

AMERICAN COMPOSERS
Bandmaster and composer John Philip Sousa was born in Washington D.C and conducted the Marine Band before he started his own. Listen to Classics for Kids programs about other American composers.

THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
John Philip Sousa wrote lyrics for his famous march, The Stars and Stripes Forever. You can find his words on the Sousa activity sheet.

INSTRUMENT FAMILIES

INSTRUMENT FAMILIES
Can you identify the orchestra's instrument families? Learn more about the instruments that make up each section of the orchestra.

GAMES

GAMES
Spell using note names or become a rhythm master. Classics for Kids has fun games for you to play.

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