Sousa’s March Mania: Vote for Your Favorite March!
By Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali
| United States Marine Band | February 23, 2016
2016 Sousa's March Mania
During the month of March, “The President’s Own” will again host “Sousa’s March Mania,” a free tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day from March 7 – April 6, marches will compete head to head while fans vote which ones advance in the tournament. A great resource for school curriculum, participants can listen to and study the marches, as well as vote for their favorites. If you get a perfect bracket, please notify Marine Band Public Affairs on April 7 through social media or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be crowned an honorary “March King.” The competition begins March 7, so download your bracket now from the Marine Band website!
When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band could be considered a prime resource, especially for those written by John Philip Sousa.
That’s why during the month of March, “The President’s Own” will be hosting “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite.
Every day from March 7 through April 6, marches will compete head to head while Marine Band friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. Participants can visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download and print a tournament bracket, and vote for favorites. Participants are also invited to share completed brackets with the Marine Band at facebook.com/marineband or email@example.com.
At the end of the tournament, anyone with a perfect bracket will be a winner of “Sousa’s March Mania” and will be named a “March King” for a day!
Get more information and request supplemental resources
Download a Bracket
Read about March Mania 2015
March Mania 2016 Playlist