Since 2011, Make Music Chicago has pioneered the “Sousapalooza” – an invitation for hundreds of brass, wind, and percussion players to come together and sightread the music of The March King, John Philip Sousa.

This year, Sousapaloozas will be held in Chattanooga, Chicago, Cleveland, Edmonton, Iowa City, and St. Paul. Download the music, bring your horn, and join the band!

Make Music Chicago: Sousapalooza
Wrigley Square in Millennium Park
Conducted by Richard Fischer
Click here to RSVP and download music!

Make Music Cleveland: Sousapalooza
Lakewood Baptist Church, 14321 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
6:30pm call, 7-8pm performance
Conducted by Andrew Machamer

Make Music Iowa Corridor: Sousapalooza
Old Capitol Building, 21 N Clinton St., Iowa City, IA
Conducted by Nolan Hauta

Make Music Twin Cities: Sousapalooza
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Conducted by Patrick Bents

More cities’ Sousapalooza details coming soon!

Sousapalooza Repertoire (click to download):
Block M
El Capitan
Entry of the Gladiators
Fairest of the Fair
Florentiner March
Hands Across the Sea
Liberty Bell March
National Emblem
On the Mall
The Raider’s March
Rolling Thunder
Semper Fidelis
Stars and Stripes Forever
The Thunderer
Washington Post March

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