“The Rifle Regiment” (1886)
According to an inscription on the printed music, this march was dedicated to the officers and men of the 3rd U.S. Infantry. Although different from Sousa’s other marches in musical format, it is regarded as one of his better efforts.
Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 80. Used by permission.