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"The President's Own"

 

"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Sousa's March Mania

32 Marches. 4 Weeks. 1 Champion. 
The Mania Begins March 4, 2019

From March 4-April 3, “The President’s Own” will host “Sousa’s March Mania,” a competition pitting 32 marches against each other in a battle for the 2019 title. Each day two marches will compete head-to-head, while your vote for the favorite march determines which one advances to the next round. This year’s 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 2019 winner. The champion march will be announced on April 4, and anyone with the winning march on their bracket, completed prior to the first match, will be crowned an honorary "March King!”

 

On this webpage, you can download the official tournament bracket, listen to the competing marches, and cast votes for your favorites. Completed brackets can be shared with the Marine Band by emailing them to marineband.communication@usmc.mil or posting to facebook.com/marineband.

March Mania Matches

CHAMPIONSHIP

                                                                                                              

WINNER (The Stars and Stripes Forever): 4.430 to 3,973

 

FIDELIS FOUR

                                                                                                              

WINNER (The Stars and Stripes Forever): 2,022 to 1,442

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (The Circus Bee): 2,354 to 2,207

 

ENLISTED EIGHT

                                                                                                              

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (The Circus Bee): 1,018 to 914

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (The Stars and Stripes Forever): 558 to 296

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Valdres): 828 to 445

                                                                                                                

 

SOUSA'S SIXTEEN

                                                                                                              

WINNER (The Diplomat): 70,246 to 4,976

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Circus Bee): 21,453 to 13,963

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Stars and Stripes Forever): 2,702 to 2,657

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Valdres): 1,214 to 469

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Semper Fidelis): 715 to 667

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (King Cottton): 1,725 to 802

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Oh, Henry!): 2,769 to 909

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (National Emblem): 2,285 to 774

 

FIRST ROUND

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Commando March): 30,393 to 18,853    

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (American Patrol): 17,343 to 16,603

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Stars and Stripes Forever): 6,695 to 2,000

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER (Valdres): 36,122 to 26,176

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (The Diplomat): 15,263 to 8,285

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

 

WINNER: (The Circus Bee): 17,219 to 14,374

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (The Liberty Bell): 54,908 to 26,507

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (The Thunderer): 14,787 to 7732

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (Semper Fidelis): 136,798 to 77,927

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (King Cotton): 26,866 to 2,041

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (Review): 24,815 to 19,471

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (Sons of Uncle Sam): 31,775 to 29,240

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (Defenders of Freedom): 63,209 to 37,068

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (Guide Right): 55,650 to 2,735

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (Oh, Henry!): 23,673 to 40,120

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

WINNER: (National Emblem): 41,996 to 8,046

Champion!


 

Game results

2019 March Mania Bracket
Educational Resources

Is your school participating in Sousa’s March Mania? It’s a great addition to your curriculum and encourages participation by your students by listening to and learning about several different marches and voting for the favorites. If you are interested in receiving supplemental resources for your students, such as the custom buttons pictured at left, please complete the form at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/tXt4xXzghz  (available while supplies last)                      

           

Complete March Mania Playlist on YouTube


Questions:
marineband.communication@usmc.mil

Lesson Plan Resources

Program Notes

Download participating marches 

*Some mp3s are not available for download due to copyright.