Make Music Day

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.

Sousapaloozas will return in 2023 to cities around the U.S. Download the music, bring your horn, and join the band!

Sample Sousapalooza Repertoire (click to download):

Allen Park, MI

Location: Marshall Music Allen Park, 6500 Allen Rd Allen Park MI 48101

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Leader: Damien Crutcher


Chicago, IL

Location: Ping Tom Memorial Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm


Chairs will be provided. Musicians must bring their own flipstand or music stand and should print or download their own parts.

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Lansing, MI

Location: Marshall Music Lansing, 3240 E Saginaw St Lansing MI 48912

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Leader: Matt Zerman


Laredo, TX

Location: Casa Ortiz

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Leader: John Reimund


New York, NY

Location: The Plaza at 599 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Time: 01:30 – 02:30 pm

Leader: Oscar Thorpe

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Seattle, WA

Location: Pier 69

Time: TBD


Troy, MI

Marshall Music Troy, 4052 Rochester Rd Troy MI 48085

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Leader: Annette Kline


Wichita, KS

Location: Senseney Music parking lot. 2300 E. Lincoln Wichita, KS

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Leader: Brenda Rohr


Interested in starting your own Sousapalooza?

Sousapalooza: Gallery

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