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"The President's Own"


"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Columbia's Pride


March, “Columbia's Pride" (1914)

This march grew from Sousa’s 1890 song, “Nail the Flag to the Mast,” the lyrics being a poem by William Russell Frisbe. Sousa deleted the words, modified the melody and rhythm, added a change of key, and shortened it. The result was a march for piano called “Columbia’s Pride,” which he apparently never arranged for band or orchestra.

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 43. Used by permission.



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