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The David Blakely Family-John Philip Sousa Saga

While serving as the director of the U. S. Marine Band between 1880 and 1892 John Philip Sousa’s reputation both as a composer and band leader blossomed.  His military ensemble’s concerts that were given in the Washington-Philadelphia-Richmond region earned the March King high marks from local music critics and by early 1890 Sousa longed for […]

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