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The Stars and Stripes Forever


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Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

I Love a Parade!

Before television, radio, and the movies, it used to be a very big deal when the circus came to town. Circus parades and performances were always accompanied by marches called "screamers" -- a name that probably came from the fact that the music screams for attention.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Who advertised with a parade?

The newspaper

The local baseball team

The circus

The movie theatre

The bank

2.What toys have their own song for a parade?

Teddy Bears

Wooden Soldiers

Baby Dolls


Dump Trucks

3. Who composed the Pomp and Circumstance March #1?

Edward Elgar

Ralph Vaughn Williams

Johann Sebastian Bach

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Aaron Copland

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