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 Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and St. Paul. Download the music, bring your horn, and join the band!

Make Music Chicago: Sousapalooza
Daley Plaza
Washington St between Clark and Dearborn
12pm – 1pm
Conducted by Richard Fischer
Click here to RSVP and download music!

Make Music Cleveland: Sousapalooza
Lakewood Baptist Church
14321 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH
7pm – 8pm
Conducted by Mike Roest

Make Music New York: Sousapalooza
Bryant Park, Manhattan
42nd St and 6th Avenue
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Conducted by Jeff Ball
Click here to RSVP and download music!

Make Music Twin Cities: Sousapalooza
Rice Park
109 W 4th Street, Saint Paul
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Conducted by Patrick Bents

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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