John Philip Sousa http://wrti.org en Marches Madness: John Philip Sousa's 'Washington Post' http://wrti.org/post/marches-madness-john-philip-sousas-washington-post <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxrh1CrMmTY</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:22:00 +0000 editor 5217 at http://wrti.org Marches Madness: John Philip Sousa's 'Washington Post' John Philip Sousa on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: July 7th at 5 pm http://wrti.org/post/john-philip-sousa-discoveries-fleisher-collection-july-7th-5-pm <p>The circus came to town, and the music director, walking through the streets, heard a violin beautifully played from a house he was passing by. He knocked on the door, and offered a job to the 13-year-old boy who was practicing. The boy, always independent (he had started his own dance orchestra two years earlier), decided to run away the next day and, yes, to join the circus. But his father got wind of it and the next morning marched him to the Marines, apprenticing him to the band there. The father could do that, because he played trombone in the United States Marine Band. Sat, 07 Jul 2012 16:59:00 +0000 Kile Smith 4076 at http://wrti.org John Philip Sousa on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: July 7th at 5 pm