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Honoring Illinois’ Veterans and Military Band Directors

Happy Veterans Day 2021

Photographs of the Sousa Band marching during Admiral Dewey’s victory parade, 1899, (top left), Mark Hindsley, ca. 1934, (bottom left), John Philip Sousa at Chautauqua, New York, 1931, (bottom center), and A. Austin Harding pictured in 1909 Illinois Military Band concert program.

Listen to the Sousa Band’s 1901 recording of the March King’s “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty.”

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