Sousa John Philip

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John Philip Sousa
photographed c. 1900

Sou·sa

 (so͞o′zə, -sə), John Philip Known as "the March King." 1854-1932.
American bandmaster and composer who wrote comic operas and marches such as Stars and Stripes Forever (1897).
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