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musician

John Philip Sousa, musician. Decorated Victorian Order (England); Palms of the Academy, and Officer Public Instruction (France); Grand Diploma of Honor, Academy of Hainut (Belgium).

Background

Sousa, John Philip was born on November 6, 1854 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Antonio and Elizabeth (Trinkhaus) Sousa.

Education

Married.

Career

Teacher of music at 15, conductor at 17. Band leader United States Marine Corps, 1880-1892. Director Sousa’s Band, since 1892.

Toured in Europe various times and made tours of the world.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer (marches): Washington Post. Liberty Bell

    • Stars and Stripes Forever. Etc.

    • also suites, etc.

      Author: The Fifth String, Pipetown Sandy, 1905. The Dwellers in the Western World. Through the Year with Sousa, 1910.

      Transit of Venus.

Connections

father:
Antonio Sousa

mother:
Elizabeth (Trinkhaus) Sousa