Listen: John Phillips Sousa, John Phillips, Washington Post discussed on Classics for Kids
"During World War One, Susan enlisted in the navy as a band director by then he was sixty two years old and a millionaire. So he told the navy to pay him a salary of just one dollar a month. Sousa felt very strongly about training young musicians. He spent lots of time helping school bands and orchestras, and he made improvements to band instruments. The marching tuba that wraps around your body is named for him. The sousaphone. At the age of seventy seven. John Phillips Sousa was still conducting the ninety died. He had just finished rehearsing for a concert. The last PC conducted in that rehearsal was his most famous March the stars and stripes forever."