Sousa Recordings

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Project at the Univ. of California at Santa Barbara to digitize old cylinder recordings. At least 80 different records of the Sousa Band and Sousa music played by other bands of the day.
Internet Archive: Collected Works of Sousa's Band
Free download of many original Sousa Band recordings!
Sousa recordings available from
The Dallas Wind Symphony's "Strictly Sousa" CD
An audiophile quality recording of all your Sousa favorites recorded by the Dallas Wind Symphony (sponsors of this site)

Sousa research and other information

The Music of John Philip Sousa (
Contains short descriptions of a large number of Sousa works.
Saxophone Soloists with Sousa
Introduction to Michael Hester's doctoral thesis on the saxophone soloists of Sousa's Band. Includes links to several photos of Sousa's sax section.
International Music Score Library Project
A WIKI (online encyclopedia) of public domain musical scores. Several Sousa scores available.
The Sousa Archives for Band Research
Index of materials at the University of Illinois; also online photos and more. Sousa Band recordings
Several MP3 downloads of Sousa Band recordings, 1895-1918
Wikipedia entry for Sousa
In-depth online article on Sousa's life and work.
Sousa Biography
From Naxos Records' website.
America's Story
from the America's Library site.
U.S. Code designates "The Stars & Stripes Forever!" National March of U.S.A.
The John Philip Sousa Foundation
A non-profit organization that sponsors projects to promote band music and the memory of Sousa. Honor bands, awards (such as the Sudler Scroll and Flag), etc.
The Story of the Sousaphone (J.W. Pepper)
Project Gutenberg - Works by John Philip Sousa
Includes full text to his novel "The Fifth String" and an article entitled "Experiences of a Bandmaster"
The Clarinetists of the John Philip Sousa Band, 1892-1931
Doctoral thesis by Jesse Daniel Krebs from Florida State's website
The Sousa March: A Personal View / (Frederick Fennell)
Frederick Fennell's personal experiences and views of Sousa and his marches.

Bands of the United States Armed Forces

United States Air Force Academy Band
United States Military Academy Band
West Point, NY
United States Army Field Band
U.S. Naval Academy Band
United States Coast Guard Band
United States Air Force Band
"America's Band"
United States Army Band
"Pershing's Own"
United States Navy Band

United States Marine Band
"The President's Own"

Civilian groups that actively perform Sousa music

Scott Shelsta, trombone soloist
Former US Army Band soloist who specializes in recreating trombone solos featured by the Sousa Band.
The Kansas John Philip Sousa Honor Band
The Dallas Wind Symphony
"America's Premier Windband" (sponsors of this site)
Oh Mr. Sousa!
Stage show featuring a full concert band, multimedia and dramatic vignettes highlighting events in Sousa's life.
The New Sousa Band, Keith Brion, conductor
Marcus Neiman & The Sounds of Sousa Band
Formed in 1992 and based in Ohio.
The Ringgold Band
The Allentown Band
The oldest civilian concert band in the United States.
The American Band
The 'Yahoo' Community Band Index
The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
Seattle, Washington.
The Upper Darby Sousa Band
Drexel Hill, PA

Organizations associated with Mr. Sousa

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
Masonic Lodges & Freemasonry Information
The United States Marine Corps

Sousa in musical history

PBS Think Tank Show on Sousa (complete transcript)
Summary and full transcript of the PBS "Think Tank" episode "Who Was John Philip Sousa?"