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The Grand Sousa Concert

A Meridian Community Band Tradition

The Grand Sousa Concert was established in the autumn of 1994 as an annual event for the Meridian Community Band by Conductor Emeritus Carolyn Sherrill. MCB Conductor Christine Dodge continues this long-standing tradition of showcasing the style and content of a turn-of-the-century concert presented by America’s most famous bandleader, John Philip Sousa. Over the years, audiences and musicians alike have met the use of soloists and authentic period pieces with appreciation and enthusiasm.

Concert Details

The March King in Lansing

Sousa and his band toured extensively for nearly forty years (1892-1932). During that era he brought his world-renowned ensemble to Michigan’s capital city eleven times. To view local newspaper pre-concert publicity and reviews of these visits, click on the links below.

The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa

U. S. Marine Band

A comprehensive collection of marches by John Philip Sousa, including audio recordings, scores & historical information

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