John Philip Sousa Poster

Trivia (12)

Pictured on the 2¢ US postage stamp in the Famous Americans/Composers series, issued 3 May 1940.

Longtime conductor of the United States Marine Corps band.

America's premier composer of military marches.

Inducted into the Washington (DC) Area Music Hall of Fame. [2001]

Regularly preformed at Willow Grove Park in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

One of his famous marches, "The Liberty Bell", gained fame in the 20th century as the theme music of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).

Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame. [1970]

Inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. [1998]

Inducted into the Trapshooting Hall of Fame. [1985]

Inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. [1973]

Inducted into the National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors. [1980]

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on June 14, 1990.