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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

Vote each day in the box on the right!
The mania begins Feb. 26, 2018

When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is your prime resource, especially for marches written by John Philip Sousa. From February 26-March 28, “The President’s Own” will host “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through March 28, marches will compete head to head while our friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. You can visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download a tournament bracket, and vote for your favorites. The champion march will be announced on March 29. At the end of the competition, anyone with the winning march on their bracket, completed prior to the first match, will be dubbed an honorary "March King" for a day! Participants are invited to share completed brackets with the Marine Band by emailing them to marineband.communication@usmc.mil or posting to facebook.com/marineband.

March Mania Matches

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH


                                 

WINNER: Commando March (94,699)                                  Valdres (78,328)


 



2018 MATCHES --- FIDELIS FOUR ROUND



                                  

The Liberty Bell (3,823)                                  WINNER: Commando March (9,450)

 


                                


WINNER: Valdres (24,371)                                 Entry March of the Boyares (8,487)


 



 

 

2018 MATCHES --- ENLISTED EIGHT ROUND


                                

The Stars and Stripes Forever (3,362)                                  WINNER: The Liberty Bell (8,028)



                                

WINNER: Valdres (6,638)                                  Semper Fidelis (3,722)

 


                                

Athletic Festival March (11,241)                                  WINNER: Commando March (13,872)

 


                                

WINNER: Entry March of the Boyares (1,432)                               Thomas Jefferson March (599)


 


2018 MATCHES --- SOUSA'S SIXTEEN ROUND

 

                                                          

Winner: The Stars and Stripes Forever (10,409)                                   Midway March (3,877)



                                                        

Winner: Valdres (30,758)                                   Raiders March (13,515)

 

 

                                                    

Winner: Athletic Festival March (13,362)                                   March of the Resistance (4,554) 



                                

Winner: Entry March of the Boyares (13,676)                                   National Emblem (8,650) 



                                                

Winner: The Liberty Bell (25,006)                                           March of the Steelmen (14,465) 



                                              

Winner: Semper Fidelis (23,391)                                           Entry of the Gladiators (6,312) 



                                              

Winner: Commando March (16,951)                                                             The Circus Bee (3,399)


                                              


Winner: Thomas Jefferson March (4,195)                                   The Washington Post (2,979)


 






2018 MATCHES --- FIRST ROUND


                                 

Winner: The Stars and Stripes Forever (5,462)                From Eagle to Star (2,267)


                                

Winner: Valdres (37,527)                      The White Plume (8,544)




                                

Winner: Athletic Festival March (33,680)                 Right-Left (32,422)



                                

Winner: Entry March of the Boyares (15,842)                    H.M. Jollies (7,857)



                                

Winner: Midway March (28,420)                      Marine Corps Institute (18,631)



                                

Winner: Raider's March (9,114)                              Sabre and Spurs (2,444)



                                

Winner: March of the Resistance (20,001)                       Beau Ideal (3,342)



                                

March from 1941 (17,806)                            Winner: National Emblem (18,185)




                                

Winner: The Liberty Bell (6,352)                        Old Hickory (3,407)




                                

Winner: Semper Fidelis (27,681)                        The Loyal Legion (13,380)


 


                                

                   El Capitan (7,868)                                  Winner: Commando March (19,831)


 

                                

Franklin D. Roosevelt March (4,467)                                  Winner: Jefferson March (11,589)


                                

Winner: March of the Steelmen (9,699)                                  March of the Women Marines (1,594)

 



                                

Winner: Entry of the Gladiators (8,518)                                  Mikado March (4,208)



                                

Winner: The Circus Bee (12,433)                                                       Oh, Henry! (7,420)




                                

Winner: The Washington Post (8,059)                                                       Union March (1,633)


2018 MARCH Mania Champion

2018 SOUSA'S MARCH MANIA CHAMPION!

March Mania Bracket Results


2018 Sousa's March Mania Promo
2018 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

  

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