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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 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!”

 

Updated educational materials will be released before the mania begins. 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.

2019 Championship Match

CHAMPIONSHIP

                                                                                                              

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

 

2019 Game results

Champion!


 

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.