Tag Archives: John Philip Sousa

Today we received word that noted UIP author Paul Bierley had passed away. For us, Bierley wrote The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa. He penned¬†other words on Sousa as well as acting as principal author of the three-volume Heritage … Continue reading

Monday marked the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny’s first appearance. Icon and Coyote-level mischief maker, tormentor of ducks and Fudds and violent cowboys, Bugs tapped into all kinds of pop culture in search of plots and laffs (as we spell … Continue reading

Patrick Warfield is an associate professor of music at the University of Maryland and the editor of John Philip Sousa: Six Marches. He recently answered our questions about his new book Making the March King:¬†John Philip Sousa’s Washington Years, 1854-1893. … Continue reading

Happy 159th birthday to John Philip Sousa. Sousa began his musical education learning the violin at age 6, and when he was 13, his father enlisted him in the United States Marine Corps as an apprentice. Before he became “The … Continue reading