“On the Campus” (1920)
Sousa’s daughter, Helen Sousa Abert, stated that her father had written this march at the request of the publisher. It was dedicated “To collegians, past, present, and future.” One of two sets of words Mrs. Abert wrote for the march appeared on the sheet music, and she was of the opinion that the rejected version was not as “corny” as the printed version.
Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 76. Used by permission.