Saturday, July 4, 2009
What could be a better record to feature this weekend? John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) an American composer and conductor, known best for his American military and patriotic marches. Known as "The March King," and we refer to him by his full name. My dad saw him “live, in concert” at the Minnesota state fair one year. Sousa served in both the Marines and later in the US Army. An expert trapshooter, he was one of all-time greats, and is enshrined in the Trapshooting Hall of Fame. Who knew? He organized the first national trapshooting organization, now known as the Amateur Trapshooting Association.