John Philip Susa 1854-1932

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John Philip Susa 1854-1932
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  1. 1867 - 13 yrs old
    • An apprentice with Marine Band
    • Studied harmony, composition and violin after hours
    • Father was a marine band trombone player
  2. 1872-1874 - 18-20 yrs. old
    • (18) First Composition - waltz for piano
    • (20) Played violin as a professional
    • Conductor of Theater Orchestra
  3. 1875
    • Discharged from Band and heard of Gilmore's Band
    • Worked as 1st violinist in orchestra
  4. 1880
    • Became Marine Band Director due to his fame and his Father
    • Began touring with US Marine Band
    • Wrote 136 marches
    • "Stars and Stripes Forever"
    • "Washington Post"
    • "Wanderer the Thunderer"
    • "Ever Faithful"
    • "El Captain March"
  5. 1891
    Nervous Breakdown
  6. 1892
    • Quit Marine Director Position
    • Gilmore died, Sousa began his own band
  7. 1917
    Trained Navy Band Masters

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