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Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
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When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is considered a prime resource, especially for those written by John Philip Sousa. That’s why during the month of March, “The President’s Own” will be hosting “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through April 4, marches will compete head to head while Marine Band friends and fans vote which ones advance in the tournament. Participants can listen to the competing marches below, download and print a tournament bracket, and vote for favorites on the Marine Band facebook page, www.facebook.com/marineband. The champion march will be announced on April 5. In order to win "Sousa's March Mania" you must obtain a perfect bracket, completed prior to the start of the first game at 8 a.m. on March 10 (honor system). The winners of “Sousa’s March Mania” will be named “The March King” for a day! If you are a winner, please notify Marine Band Public Affairs on April 5 through social media or by email at marineband.publicaffairs@usmc.mil.

http://www.marineband.marines.mil/About/sousasmarchmania
140305-M-HO616-001.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Brian Rust

Mar 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is considered a prime resource, especially for those written by John Philip Sousa. That’s why during the month of March, “The President’s Own” will be hosting “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through April 4, marches will compete head to head while Marine Band friends and fans vote which ones advance in the tournament. Participants can listen to the competing marches below, download and print a tournament bracket, and vote for favorites on the Marine Band facebook page, www.facebook.com/marineband. The champion march will be announced on April 5. In order to win "Sousa's March Mania" you must obtain a perfect bracket, completed prior to the start of the first game at 8 a.m. on March 10 (honor system). The winners of “Sousa’s March Mania” will be named “The March King” for a day! If you are a winner, please notify Marine Band Public Affairs on April 5 through social media or by email at marineband.publicaffairs@usmc.mil. http://www.marineband.marines.mil/About/sousasmarchmania


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