If You Knew Sousa
American Experience Season 5

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This program is part of the PBS American Experience series. This episode presents a fond look at America's premier bandmaster, John Philip Sousa. The author of rousing marches, such as the classic "Stars and Stripes Forever," was adored by his American audiences. The program chronicles his historic tours of the United States in which he popularized the classics as well as band marches. Archival photographs, journals, historic commentary, and, of course, Sousa's music, tell his story.