Italy HS Students Participating in U.S. Marine Band’s “Sousa’s March Mania”


Approximately 140 students from Italy High School are participating in “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band’s “Sousa’s March Mania” competition which began recently.

What is “March Mania?” From March 7 through April 6, the Marine Band is hosting a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for Italy HS students, other students, and Marine Band fans worldwide to determine which march is the favorite. The students will listen to the competing marches, complete a tournament bracket, and vote for their favorites as individuals or as a class! The champion march will be announced on April 7. In order to win “Sousa’s March Mania” they must fill out and maintain a perfect bracket. If they do, they’ll be named an honorary “March King” for a day!

These links contain further details about March Mania and the Marine Band:
March Mania:
Program notes on each march:
Playlist on YouTube:
About John Philip Sousa:

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.