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"The President's Own"


"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Sound Off March
Sound Off March "Sound Off" (1885)

As leader of the U.S. Marine Band, Sousa came under the command of Major George Porter Houston. In Sousa’s eyes, Houston was a stern but fair officer, and this march was dedicated to him. As in the case of “Guide Right,” “Right Forward,” and “Right-Left,” the title was derived from a marching command.

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 84. Used by permission.


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