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Top 5 Patriotic Standards

July4Looking to add a patriotic mix to your music collection? For lovers of this genre, we humbly submit our Top 5 picks for required listening. Undoubtedly, sometime during the cookouts and parades, you’ll wanna hear:

1. Stars and Stripes Forever was composed by John Philip Sousa, and is recognized as the official march of the United States according to U.S. Code Title 36, Section 304.

2. Yankee Doodle Dandy is a pre-Revolutionary war song attributed to British military officers. It is also the State Song of Connecticut.

3. Sempre Fidelis March is a Sousa work adopted as the official march of the United States Marine Corps.

4. The U. S. Field Artillery March is a Sousa work based on The Caisson Song.

5. You’re a Grand Old Flag is a George M. Cohan Work written for his musical George Washington, Jr.

Need more? We love this link courtesy of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. And don’t forget to check out The Library of Congress Sousa page. Enjoy.

1 Comment to “Top 5 Patriotic Standards”

  1. Robert says:

    Performing an arrangement of “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” at a School assembly where the oldest Vietnam Memorial in the country is located. (Runnemede, NJ) It never fails to make an impression. Great music is timeless.

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