Behind the Music   The History of Selected Marches
John Philip SousaBorn Washington, D.C. – 1854Died Reading, Pennsylvania – 1932
The Black Horse Troop (1932) Sousa loved Horses   Suffered fall from horse    Patrician Charley in 1921 Written for Tro...
W. Paris Chambers                 Born Newport, Pennsylvania -                  1854                 Died Newville, Penn...
John Philip SousaBoy Scouts of America (1916) Boy Scouts of America – founded    Dr. Charles D. Hart, President of  1901...
Karl L. KingBorn Paintersville, Ohio – 1891Died Fort Dodge, Iowa - 1971
Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (1913) Barnum and Bailey’s  Greatest Show on Earth   Joined band in 1913, director    1917-...
John Philip SousaDaughters of Texas (1929) First known as Daughters of Denton Concert in Denton, TX in 1928   Request w...
Philip EgnerThe Official West Point (1928)                                    Born New York, New York – 1870 Composed in...
John Philip SousaKing Cotton (1895) Written for the Cotton States and International  Exposition in Atlanta, GA   Sousa’s...
Cotton States and InternationalExhibition Cotton States and International  Exposition of 1895   Designed to promote the ...
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  1. 1. Behind the Music The History of Selected Marches
  2. 2. John Philip SousaBorn Washington, D.C. – 1854Died Reading, Pennsylvania – 1932
  3. 3. The Black Horse Troop (1932) Sousa loved Horses  Suffered fall from horse Patrician Charley in 1921 Written for Troop A of Cleveland National Guard  Also known as 1st City Troop, or the Black Horse Troop  Independent unit created after railroad strike of 1877  At Sousa Band concert marking the 48th anniversary, rode horses right up on stage  6/8 rhythm suggests canter of horses
  4. 4. W. Paris Chambers  Born Newport, Pennsylvania - 1854  Died Newville, Pennsylvania – 1913  Chicago Tribune (1892)  Written for Chicago Tribune  One of America’s leading newspaper’s in 1892  Founded in 1847  Played a leading role in what was the Western U.S.  Largely nationalistic in foreign affairs  Conservative in outlook
  5. 5. John Philip SousaBoy Scouts of America (1916) Boy Scouts of America – founded  Dr. Charles D. Hart, President of 1901 Philadelphia scout organization asked Sousa to complete this Core list of values march  Trustworthy  Sousa responded with a march that “…absolutely breathes the  Loyal boy; it visualizes the supple step  Helpful of the boy marching, and not the  Friendly heavy tread of a man.”  Courteous  Kind  Obedient  Cheerful  Thrifty  Brave  Clean  Reverent
  6. 6. Karl L. KingBorn Paintersville, Ohio – 1891Died Fort Dodge, Iowa - 1971
  7. 7. Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (1913) Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth  Joined band in 1913, director 1917-1919  Wrote Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite at the request of director, Ned Brill P.T. Barnum founded “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome” in 1875  Combined with J. A. Bailey in 1881  Sold to Ringling Brothers Circus in 1907
  8. 8. John Philip SousaDaughters of Texas (1929) First known as Daughters of Denton Concert in Denton, TX in 1928  Request was sent from the all-girls College of Industrial Arts to write a march  1700 students signed a petition  Presently known as Texas Woman’s University 2 different marches Before march was published, Sousa received a short notice request to play for the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis  Performed unpublished march for that event  Composed second march known today as Daughters of Texas
  9. 9. Philip EgnerThe Official West Point (1928)  Born New York, New York – 1870 Composed in 1928, consists of many original traditional  Died Seaside Park, New Jersey – 1956 and original military songs  United States Military Academy  On Brave Old Army Team  Founded in 1602  Located in West Point, NY  Army Blue  Alma Mater  Motto: Duty, Honor, Country  The Corps  Recall  West Point Song  Taps  Reveille  Dashing White Sergeant
  10. 10. John Philip SousaKing Cotton (1895) Written for the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, GA  Sousa’s band was credited for preventing many fairs and expositions from losing money  Officials attempted to cancel contract because of financial difficulty  Sousa honored contract
  11. 11. Cotton States and InternationalExhibition Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895  Designed to promote the region  Showcase new products and technology  Encourage trade with Latin America  Open for 100 days  Sept. 18 – Dec. 31  Nearly 800,000 visitors  Many states and countries had their own buildings  Tropical Gardens later became Atlanta Botanical Garden  Now Piedmont Park

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