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.

After a couple of years off during the pandemic, Sousapaloozas will return in 2022 in cities around the U.S. Download the music, bring your horn, and join the band!

Sample Sousapalooza Repertoire (click to download):
El Capitan
Fairest of the Fair
Hands Across the Sea
Liberty Bell March
Rolling Thunder
Semper Fidelis
Stars and Stripes Forever
The Thunderer
Washington Post March
Interested in starting your own Sousapalooza? Contact

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