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 numerous cities around the US, full list to come. Below are confirmed locations. Download the music, bring your horn, and join the band!

Make Music Chicago: Sousapalooza
Wrigley Square in Millennium Park

Whether you last played 20 minutes ago or 20 years ago, we invite you to relive the good ol’ days of concert band! Join us this June 21st for Sousapalooza, the annual band instrument play-along event. Chairs will be provided, but you will need to bring your own stand or flip folder. Repertoire will be announced soon (but you can bet there will be a lot of Sousa marches!).
Click here to RSVP and download music!

Make Music Twin Cities: Sousapalooza
Details TBA
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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