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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 Matches

ENLISTED EIGHT

Click here for previous match results

GAME 27: March 28

MOORSIDE MARCH
by Gustav Holst
VS MARCH OF THE TOYS
by Victor Herbert
 
 

 

GAME 28: March 29

FLORENTINER
by Julius Fucik
VS KING COTTON
by John Philip Sousa
 
 
 

 

PREVIOUS ROUND RESULTS

GAME 1: March 2

SEMPER FIDELIS
by John Philip Sousa
VS MIDWAY MARCH
by John Williams
 
WINNER: Semper Fidelis 8,166 to 8,104 
 

 

GAME 2: March 3

THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE VOLUNTEERS
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Washington Post  6,558 to 4,275 
 

 

GAME 3: March 4

THE HONORED DEAD
by John Philip Sousa
VS CORONATION MARCH
by Sir William Walton
 
WINNER: The Honored Dead  10,295 to 10,159 
 

 

GAME 4: March 5

THE LIBERTY BELL
by John Philip Sousa
VS THEY ARE THERE
by Charles Ives
 
WINNER: They Are There  8,769 to 8,764
 

 

GAME 5: March 6

REVIEW
by John Philip Sousa
VS CHILDREN'S MARCH
by Percy Grainger
 
WINNER: Children's March  4,768 to 3,259
 

 

GAME 6: March 7

THE WHITE ROSE
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE PURPLE PAGEANT
by Karl L. King
 
WINNER: The Purple Pageant  933 to 712
 

 

GAME 7: March 8

FROM MAINE TO OREGON
by John Philip Sousa
VS MOORSIDE MARCH
by Gustav Holst
 
WINNER: Moorside March  1,465 to 1,380
 

 

GAME 8: March 9

THE THUNDERER
by John Philip Sousa
VS FLORENTINER MARCH
by Julius Fucik
 
WINNER: Florentiner 4,885 to 4,827
 

 

GAME 9: March 10

GUIDE RIGHT
by John Philip Sousa
VS CONGRESS HALL
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Congress Hall 3,066 to 2,638
 

 

GAME 10: March 11

RIGHT-LEFT
by John Philip Sousa
VS MARCH IN D MAJOR
by Ludwig van Beethoven
 
WINNER: Right-Left 3,243 to 2,850
 

 

GAME 11: March 12

SABRE AND SPURS
by John Philip Sousa
VS MARCH OF THE TOYS
by Victor Herbert
 
WINNER: March of the Toys 3,679 vs 1,325
 

 

GAME 12: March 13

KING COTTON
by John Philip Sousa
VS EARLE OF OXFORD'S MARCHE
by Gordon Jacob
 
WINNER: King Cotton 2,678 to 860
 

 

GAME 13: March 14

ENTRY OF THE GLADIATORS
by Julius Fucik
VS EL CAPITAN
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: Entry of the Gladiators 673 to 443
 

 

GAME 14: March 15

THE FAIREST OF THE FAIR
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE GALLANT SEVENTH
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: The Fairest of the Fair 879 to 657
 

 

GAME 15: March 16

THE WHITE PLUME
by John Philip Sousa
VS KNIGHTSBRIDGE MARCH
by Eric Coates
 
WINNER: The White Plume 1,518 to 1,356
 

 

GAME 16: March 17

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
VS MARCHE MILITAIRE FRANCAISE
by Camille Saint-Saens
 
WINNER: Hands Across the Sea 2,264 to 2,209
 

 

SOUSA'S SIXTEEN RESULTS

GAME 17: March 18

SEMPER FIDELIS
by John Philip Sousa
VS CHILDREN'S MARCH
by Percy Grainger
 
WINNER: Semper Fidelis 3,699 to 3,658
 
 

 

GAME 18: March 19

THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE PURPLE PAGEANT
by Karl L. King
 
WINNER: Washington Post 2,494 to 2,432
 

 

GAME 19: March 20

THE HONORED DEAD
by John Philip Sousa
VS MOORSIDE MARCH
by Gustav Holst
 
WINNER: Moorside March 2,016 to 1,744
 

 

GAME 20: March 21

THEY ARE THERE
by Charles Ives
VS FLORENTINER
by Julius Fucik
 
WINNER: Florentiner 1,353 to 1,008
 

 

GAME 21: March 22

CONGRESS HALL
by John Philip Sousa
VS ENTRY OF THE GLADIATORS
by Julius Fucik
 
WINNER: Entry of the Gladiators 892 to 443
 

 

GAME 22: March 23

RIGHT-LEFT
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE FAIREST OF THE FAIR
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: The Fairest of the Fair 2,265 to 2,185
 

 

GAME 23: March 24

MARCH OF THE TOYS
by Victor Herbert
VS THE WHITE PLUME
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: March of the Toys 1,859 to 1,529
 

 

GAME 24: March 25

KING COTTON
by John Philip Sousa
VS HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: King Cotton 2,129 to 1,981
 

 

GAME 25: March 26

SEMPER FIDELIS
by John Philip Sousa
VS ENTRY OF THE GLADIATORS
by Julius Fucik
 
WINNER: Entry of the Gladiators 2,068 to 1,324
 

 

GAME 26: March 27

THE WASHINGTON POST
by John Philip Sousa
VS THE FAIREST OF THE FAIR
by John Philip Sousa
 
WINNER: The Washington Post 1,532 to 1,473
 

 

Results

Click bracket below to see current match results.

2020 March Mania Bracket
 
 
Educational Resources

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