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The Presidents Own

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Sousa's March Mania

Vote each day in the box on the right!
The mania begins March 4, 2017

When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is your prime resource, especially for marches written by John Philip Sousa. From March 4 through April 3, “The President’s Own” will host “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 3, marches will compete head to head while our friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. You can visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download a tournament bracket, and vote for your favorites. The champion march will be announced on April 4. In order to win “Sousa’s March Mania” you must obtain a perfect bracket, completed prior to the start of the first game at 9 a.m., on March 4 (honor system). If you win, you’ll be named an honorary “March King” for a day! Participants are also invited to share completed brackets with the Marine Band by emailing them to marineband.publicaffairs@usmc.mil or posting to facebook.com/marineband.

March Mania Matches



WINNER (Athletic Festival March) 21,155 to 15,276





WINNER (The Liberty Bell) 8,169 to 3,792



WINNER (Athletic Festival March) 10,455 to 7,980



WINNER (The Stars and Stripes Forever) 9,134 to 7,899



WINNER (Athletic Festival March) 12,129 to 11,738


WINNER (The Liberty Bell) 18,120 to 10,921


WINNER (Entry of the Gladiators) 22,249 to 15,198



WINNER (The Stars and Stripes Forever) 5,585 to 5,138


WINNER (Valdres) 2,521 to 1,918



WINNER (The Liberty Bell) 6,475 to 6,449


WINNER (Semper Fidelis) 4,553 to 3,264



WINNER (Commando March) 5,039 to 4,077


WINNER (Athletic Festival March) 1,300 to 1,231


WINNER (The Purple Pageant March) 4,434 to 4,062



WINNER (Entry of the Gladiators) 3,815 to 2,927




WINNER (The Stars and Stripes Forever) 10,459 to 10,146


WINNER (Valdres) 7,809 to 6,556


WINNER (Entry March of the Boyares) 10,189 to 9,168


WINNER (Semper Fidelis) 20,208 to 12,794


WINNER (Right-Left) 25,589 to 15,257


WINNER (H.M. Jollies) 18,165 to 8,039


WINNER (The Liberty Bell) 6,900 to 5,766


WINNER (Manhattan Beach) 10,175 to 4,959


WINNER (Children's March) 3,401 to 2,562


WINNER (Barnum & Bailey's Favorite) 5,497 to 4,634



WINNER (March of the Resistance) 5,109 to 3,913



WINNER (Entry of the Gladiators) 2,839 to 1,334



WINNER (Commando March) 6,041 to 4,991



WINNER (Athletic Festival March) 2,569 to 2,506


WINNER (The Purple Pageant March) 4,028 to 3,375


WINNER (The Washington Post March) 2,434 to 2,245

2017 Sousa's March Mania Winner
2017 March Mania Bracket

Educational Resources

Is your school participating in Sousa’s March Mania? It’s a great addition to your curriculum and encourages participation by your students by listening to and learning about several different marches and voting for the favorites. If you are interested in receiving supplemental resources for your students, such as the custom buttons pictured at left, please complete the form at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/tXt4xXzghz  (available while supplies last)                      


Complete March Mania Playlist on YouTube