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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


















March Mania 2019
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


Lesson Plan Resources

Program Notes

Download participating marches 

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