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John Philip Sousa was an extraordinary man and extraordinary musician. Following in the immortal Gilmore’s footsteps, Sousa soared to new heights with his prolific writing of marches, musical comedies, and operas. His many years of touring went well beyond that of his predecessor.

In my article about “The Great American Bandmaster,” I chronicle Sousa’s visits to the Lehigh Valley, the first of which was politically inspired and unknown to previous research.

Jonn Philip Sousa visits the Lehigh Valley

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