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"The President's Own"


"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
The White Plume March
The White Plume March “The White Plume” (1884)

Sousa and Edward M. Taber collaborated on a song called “We’ll Follow Where the White Plume Waves” to support the presidential election campaign of James Gillespie Blaine, affectionately known as the “plumed knight.” Sousa rearranged the song as a military march, added new sections, and called it “The White Plume.”

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 96. Used by permission.

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