Sousa's March Mania
32 Marches. 4 Weeks. 1 Champion.
 

32 Marches. 4 Weeks. 1 Champion. 
The Mania Begins March 1, 2021

Each year “The President’s Own” hosts “Sousa’s March Mania,” a competition in which students and fans around the globe rally behind their favorite marches as they advance through a series of match-ups and onto the championship game! Each day two marches compete head-to-head, while votes for the favorite march determines which one advances to the next round. The 2021 edition of March Mania will be a dogfight like no other! Which marches will make it through the Sousa’s Sixteen, Enlisted Eight, and Fidelis Four to the final round? That’s for you to decide.

 

Participants in this event are encouraged to fill out a bracket before the competition begins to see if they can predict the  winner. Anyone with the winning march on their bracket, completed prior to the first match, will be crowned an honorary "March King!”

 

Listen to the March Mania 2021 playlist here and view the final results bracket here.

 

Click here to see final match results

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

GAME 31: March 31

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE IMPERIAL MARCH
by John Williams
 
WINNER: Hands Across the Sea (16,099 to 14,919)

 

 

 

PREVIOUS MATCH RESULTS

GAME 1: March 1

SEMPER FIDELIS
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE VOLUNTEERS
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Semper Fidelis (14,483 to 11, 592)

 

 

GAME 2: March 2

THE IMPERIAL MARCH
by John Williams
VS THE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE
by Abe Holzmann
 
WINNER: The Imperial March (20,819 to 4,437)

 

 

GAME 3: March 3

THE LIBERTY BELL
by John Philip Sousa
VS CHILDREN’S MARCH
by Percy Grainger
 
WINNER: The Liberty Bell (22,511 to 22,338)

 

 

GAME 4: March 4

ENTRY OF THE GLADIATORS
by Julius Fucik
VS NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Entry of the Gladiators (15,299 to 9,526)

 

 

GAME 5: March 5

RAIDERS MARCH
by John Williams
VS RADETZKY MARCH
by Johann Strauss Sr.
 
WINNER: Raiders March (13,735 to 4,612)

 

 

GAME 6: March 6

KNIGHTSBRIDGE MARCH
by Eric Coates
VS MARCH FROM EL CID
by Miklós Rózsa
 
WINNER: Knightsbridge March (1,880 to 1,776)

 

 

GAME 7: March 7

OUR FLIRTATION
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE BRIDE ELECT
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: The Bride Elect (2,654 to 2590)

 

 

GAME 8: March 8

EL CAPITAN
by John Philip Sousa
VS GOLDEN JUBILEEE
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: El Capitan (11,173 to 10,330)

 

 

GAME 9: March 9

ACROSS THE DANUBE
by John Philip Sousa
VS HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Hands Across the Sea (13,430 to 4,508)

 

 

GAME 10: March 10

KING KARL KING
by Henry Fillmore
VS THE MELODY SHOP
by Karl L. King
 
WINNER: The Melody Shop (11,852 to 4,728)

 

 

GAME 11: March 11

MARCH FROM SUPERMAN
by John Williams
VS DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM
by Kenneth Douse
 
WINNER: March from Superman (11,234 to 5,632)

 

 

GAME 12: March 12

MOORSIDE MARCH
by Gustav Holst
VS THE NATIONAL GAME
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Moorside March (10,238 to 10,173)

 

 

GAME 13: March 13

MIKADO MARCH
by John Philip Sousa
VS FROM MAINE TO OREGON
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Mikado March (1,261 to 1,241)

 

 

GAME 14: March 14

GLORIA
by Frank H. Losey
VS THE CHARLATAN
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Gloria (2,011 to 1,990)

 

 

GAME 15: March 15

THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
VS SONS OF UNCLE SAM
by Earl E. McCoy
 
WINNER: The Washington Post (7,227 to 6,567)

 

 

GAME 16: March 16

MARCH FROM 1941
by John Williams
VS THEY ARE THERE!
by Charles Ives
 
WINNER: March from 1941 (8,084 to 6,654)


 

GAME 17: March 17

SEMPER FIDELIS
by John Philip Sousa
VS RAIDERS MARCH
by John Williams
 
WINNER: Raiders March (8,552 to 4,701)


 

GAME 18: March 18

THE IMPERIAL MARCH
by John Williams
VS KNIGHTSBRIDGE MARCH
by Eric Coates
 
WINNER: The Imperial March (10,598 to 2,213)


 

GAME 19: March 19

THE LIBERTY BELL
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE BRIDE ELECT
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: The Liberty Bell (6,481 to 4,092)


 

GAME 20: March 20

ENTRY OF THE GLADIATORS
by Julius Fucik
VS EL CAPITAN
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Entry of the Gladiators (3,585 to 3,547)

 

 

GAME 21: March 21

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
VS MIKADO MARCH
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Hands Across the Sea (1,432 to 529)


 

GAME 22: March 22

THE MELODY SHOP
by Karl L. King
VS GLORIA
by Frank H. Losey
 
WINNER: The Melody Shop (7,392 to 5,167)


 

GAME 23: March 23

MARCH FROM SUPERMAN
by John Williams
VS THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: The Washington Post (10,856 to 10,433)

 

 

GAME 24: March 24

MOORSIDE MARCH
by Gustav Holst
VS MARCH FROM 1941
by John Williams
 
WINNER: March from 1941 (10,298 to 10,182)

 

 

GAME 25: March 25

RAIDERS MARCH
by John Williams
VS HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: "Hands Across the Sea" (8,967 to 8,743)

 

 

GAME 26: March 26

THE IMPERIAL MARCH
by John Williams
VS THE MELODY SHOP
by Karl L. King
 
WINNER: The Imperial March (9,946 to 6,285)

 

 

GAME 27: March 27

THE LIBERTY BELL
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: The Washington Post (1,676 to 1,338)

 

 

GAME 28: March 28

ENTRY OF THE GLADIATORS
by Julius Fucik
VS MARCH FROM 1941
by John Williams
 
WINNER: March from 1941 (4,111 to 4,081)

 

 

GAME 29: March 29

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Hands Across the Sea (8,535 to 8,439)

 

 

GAME 30: March 30

IMPERIAL MARCH
by John Williams
VS MARCH FROM 1941
by John Williams
 
WINNER: The Imperial March (11,694 to 9,575)