The Sousa Oral History Project

The literature on the early twentieth-century composer and band leader, John Philip Sousa, has focused on the man himself, his wealth and role as a popular figure in society, the almost universal appeal of his marches, and the popularity of his band concerts.

But what did the members of the band themselves think of this experience and what did other distinguished conductors think of the concerts they heard?  This book, the result of an oral history, attempts to help illuminate these questions.

The Sousa Oral History Project features interviews with previous Sousa Band members and other prominent musicians including William Revelli, Paul Yoder and Himie Voxman.

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