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Classical 101

Marching Madness

The U.S. Marine Band celebrates marches in March.

Thanks to TBDBITL, Columbus is a band town.  If you love immersing yourself in great band music, the United States Marine Band has a couple of real treats for you this month, including a free download of all the Sousa marches.  Yup, five volumes of one of the finest military bands in the world playing music by the "March King," John Philip Sousa. 

You can access all five volumes at the Marine band website.

And while much of the sports world is consumed with basketball’s March Madness, the Marine Band brings you “March Mania.”  Every day there’s a head to head match-up of two Sousa marches, with voters deciding their favorites. Why not play along while you explore those Sousa marches you just downloaded for free? 

Check out the brackets here.

Classical 101
Classical 101 Program Director Cheryl Dring moved to Columbus in 2016, having worked in public radio since college. With stops in Austin, Madison, Dayton, Sacramento, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, she has seen much of the country through the lens of public radio and local arts.