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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 2, 2020

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 2020 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!”

2020 March Mania Bracket
 
 
2020 March Mania Matches

FIRST ROUND

GAME 1: March 2

SEMPER FIDELIS
by John Philip Sousa
VS MIDWAY MARCH
by John Williams
 
 
 

 

GAME 2: March 3

THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE VOLUNTEERS
by John Philip Sousa
 
 
 

 

GAME 3: March 4

THE HONORED DEAD
by John Philip Sousa
VS CORONATION MARCH
by Sir William Walton
 
 
 

 

GAME 4: March 5

THE LIBERTY BELL
by John Philip Sousa
VS THEY ARE THERE
by Charles Ives
 
 
 

 

GAME 5: March 6

REVIEW
by John Philip Sousa
VS CHILDREN'S MARCH
by Percy Grainger
 
 
 

 

GAME 6: March 7

THE WHITE ROSE
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE PURPLE PAGEANT
by Karl L. King
 
 
 

 

GAME 7: March 8

FROM MAINE TO OREGON
by John Philip Sousa
VS MOORSIDE MARCH
by Gustav Holst
 
 
 

 

GAME 8: March 9

THE THUNDERER
by John Philip Sousa
VS FLORENTINER MARCH
by Julius Fucik
 
 
 

 

GAME 9: March 10

GUIDE RIGHT
by John Philip Sousa
VS CONGRESS HALL
by John Philip Sousa
 
 
 

 

GAME 10: March 11

RIGHT-LEFT
by John Philip Sousa
VS MARCH IN D MAJOR
by Ludwig van Beethoven
 
 
 

 

GAME 11: March 12

SABRE AND SPURS
by John Philip Sousa
VS MARCH OF THE TOYS
by Victor Herbert
 
 
 

 

GAME 12: March 13

KING COTTON
by John Philip Sousa
VS EARLE OF OXFORD'S MARCHE
by Gordon Jacob
 
 
 

 

GAME 13: March 14

ENTRY OF THE GLADIATORS
by Julius Fucik
VS EL CAPITAN
by John Philip Sousa
 
 
 

 

GAME 14: March 15

THE FAIREST OF THE FAIR
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE GALLANT SEVENTH
by John Philip Sousa
 
 
 

 

GAME 15: March 16

THE WHITE PLUME
by John Philip Sousa
VS KNIGHTSBRIDGE MARCH
by Eric Coates
 
 
 

 

GAME 16: March 17

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
VS MARCH MILITAIRE FRANCAISE
by Camille Saint-Saens
 
 
 
March Mania 2020


 

Educational Resources

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