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John Philip Sousa:

About "Stars & Stripes"

John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever is the official march of the United States of America. Sousa composed his most famous march in his head when he was on a ship coming back from a trip to Europe with his band. When the ship docked, he put the march down on paper and named it after the American flag he was so glad to see when he got home.

Music heard in this episode:

Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

Also: Did you know that there are lyrics to the song "The Stars and Stripes Forever"? You can find them in this month's activity sheet.

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About John Philip Sousa
American Military Bands
The Golden Age of American Bands
I Love a Parade!

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This Week's Quiz!

What is the official march of the United States?

 Liberty Bell

 America the Beautiful

 The Stars and Stripes Forever

 Yankee Doodle Dandy

In the March form, what is a strain?

 Rhythm

 Theme

 Tempo

 Introduction

In the Stars and Stripes Forever, what instrument joins in the repeat of the trio?

 Tuba

 Bassoon

 French Horn

 Piccolo

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

John Philip Sousa:

About "Stars & Stripes"

John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever is the official march of the United States of America. Sousa composed his most famous march in his head when he was on a ship coming back from a trip to Europe with his band. When the ship docked, he put the march down on paper and named it after the American flag he was so glad to see when he got home.

Music heard in this episode:

Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

Also: Did you know that there are lyrics to the song "The Stars and Stripes Forever"? You can find them in this month's activity sheet.

More shows about John Philip Sousa

About John Philip Sousa
American Military Bands
The Golden Age of American Bands
I Love a Parade!

Learn more about John Philip Sousa

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

What is the official march of the United States?

 Liberty Bell

 America the Beautiful

 The Stars and Stripes Forever

 Yankee Doodle Dandy

In the March form, what is a strain?

 Rhythm

 Theme

 Tempo

 Introduction

In the Stars and Stripes Forever, what instrument joins in the repeat of the trio?

 Tuba

 Bassoon

 French Horn

 Piccolo

 

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