“Guide Right” (1881)
Sousa marches had a banner year in 1881. Sousa had just reached his stride as leader of the U. S. Marine Band and wrote six that year. Two of these, “Guide Right” and “Right Forward,” were written for parade use, and their names were derived from marching commands. Both were dedicated to a Captain R. S. Collum of the Marine Corps.
Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 59. Used by permission.