Sousapalooza

Make Music Day

Since 2011, Make Music Chicago has pioneered the “Sousapalooza” – an invitation for hundreds of brass, wind, and percussion players to come together and sightread the music of The March King, John Philip Sousa.

Sousapaloozas will return on June 21, 2024 to cities around the U.S. Download the music, bring your horn, and join the band!

Sample Sousapalooza Repertoire (click to download):

Albany, NY

Led by Keith Morales
Office of Cultural Affairs

at Washington Park
613 Madison Ave

Email: kmorales@albanyny.gov

Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM

What to bring: music stand, clips for music, chair, and printed parts.

Anchorage, AK

Led by Barbara Kagerer
The Horn Doctor Music Store, Inc. & The Anchorage Downtown Partnership

Outdoors on the lawn at Old City Hall
524 W 4th Ave

Email: info@horndoc.com

Time: 11:30AM-12:50PM on Saturday June 22nd

What to bring: Instrument, music stand, chair, and printed music for all songs.

Atlanta, GA

Led by Robert Coulter and Atlanta Ragtime Band
Atlanta Federation of Musicians

at 551 Dutch Valley Rd

Email: office@atlantamusicians.com

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

What to bring: instruments.

Chicago, IL

Led by Ashley Ertz
Classical Music Chicago

Location TBD

Email: mvaldes@classicalmusicchicago.org

Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM

What to bring: music stand, printed parts, clips, and downloads.

Huntsville, AL

Led by Sue Holleran
Huntsville Concert Band and New Horizons Band of Huntsville

at Sandra Moon Community Complex Arts Wing, 7901 Bailey Cove Rd

Email: HuntsvilleConcertBand@outlook.com

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

What to bring: music stand and printed parts.

Lansing, MI

Led by Jimmy Edwards

at Marshall Music
3240 E Saginaw St

Email: jedwards@marshallmusic.com

Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM

What to bring: just your instruments

Milwaukee, WI

Led by Karen Mary Lippert

at Hart Park Rotary Performance Pavilion
7300 W Chestnut St, Wauwatosa

Email: tristann@brassbellmusic.com

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM

What to bring: music stand, printed parts, wind clips, sunglasses and hat if preferred

New Brighton, PA

Led by Beth Schiemer

at Brighton Music Center
1011 Third Avenue

Email: beth@brightonmusic.com

Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM

What to bring: music stand and clips for music.

New York, NY

Led by Oscar Thorpe

at 599 Lexington Ave

Email: kwarrensky@gmail.com

Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM

What to bring: music (download and print your parts), music stand, clips for music if windy, sunscreen and/ or hats.

Orange, CA

Led by Kim Le
Pacific Conservatory

at First United Methodist Church of Orange 161 S. Orange St

Time: 5:15PM-6:15PM

Email: kim@pacificconservatoryoc.com

Time: 5:00PM-5:30PM

What to bring: music stand, clips for music, hats, sunglasses and sunblock.

San Jose, CA

Led by Heidi L. Modr

at St Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave

Email: heidi@stfranciswillowglen.org

Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM

What to bring: music stand.

Wilmington, NC

Led by Rhonda Bellamy

at Harrelson Center
20 N. 4th St.

Email: info@artswilmington.org

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

What to bring: just your instrument.

Sousapalooza: Gallery

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