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"The President's Own"


"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
The Lambs’ March


The Lambs' March (1914)

For the 1914 gambol of the celebrated Lambs Club of New York, Sousa composed this march and “The Lambs’ Gambol” overture. He also accompanied a group of club members on a fund-raising tour of the major eastern cities. In each city he led a parade and apparently acted as musical director for their stage presentations.

Once again Sousa lived up to his reputation of not letting his music go to waste; much of “The Lambs’ March” was taken from his unsuccessful 1882 operetta, The Smugglers.


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


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