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John Philip Sousa

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Jazz will endure as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains

— John Philip Sousa


I am happy now, to recall that I was not only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him.

— John Philip Sousa

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American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows.

— John Philip Sousa

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My success is not due to any personal superiority over other people.

— John Philip Sousa

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There is one thing that freezes a musician more than the deadliest physical cold, and that is the spiritual chill of an unresponsive audience!

— John Philip Sousa

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America can well expect to develop a goodly amount of composers for she has a goodly number of people.

— John Philip Sousa

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I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress is due to his own efforts, and 2% to his teacher.

— John Philip Sousa

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Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself.

— John Philip Sousa

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Anybody can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing.

— John Philip Sousa

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Governmental aid is a drawback rather than an assistance, as, although it may facilitate in the routine of artistic production, it is an impediment to the development of true artistic genius.

— John Philip Sousa

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On leaving the Marine Band Sousa organized his own band. He organized The Sousa Band the year he left the Marine Band. Because of his mastery of march composition he is known as "The March King" or the "American March King" due to his British counterpart Kenneth J.

His father eventually enlisted him in the United States Marine Band as an apprentice in 1868. John Philip Sousa (/ˈsuːsə/; (November 6 1854 – March 6 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. Sousa began his career playing violin and studying music theory and composition under John Esputa and George Felix Benkert.

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