SONGS FIRST PERFORMANCE ON THIS DATE IN 1887

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    John Philip Sousa 

    In his autobiography, Marching Along, John Phillip Sousa (above) wrote that
    he composed the march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever"on Christmas Day
    1896. He had just learned of the recent death of David Blakely, then manager
    of the Sousa Band. Sousa said he was on a ferry in Europe at the time, when
    he composed the march in his head and committed the notes to paper upon
    arrival in America. It was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony
    where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.

    marine band
    U.S. Marine Band with director John Philip Sausa

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