John Philip Sousa

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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."

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Where was John Philip Sousa born?

New York City

Washington DC




2.What band did Sousa join at the age of 13?

The New York Philharmonic

His high school marching band

The Marine Band

The Navy Band

A circus band

3. John Philip Sousa has what nickname?

The Dancing Prince

Americas Conductor

The Trombone Master

The March King

The Waltz King

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