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"The President's Own"


"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Globe and Eagle March

“Globe and Eagle” (1879)

This march takes its title from the emblem of the U. S. Marine Corps. It was one of several military titles curiously chosen by Sousa while he was an orchestra conductor in Philadelphia. He might possibly have been bidding for the position of leader of the Marine Band, knowing that the leader at that time was about to be replaced.

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 56. Used by permission.

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