The John Philip Sousa Band Festival took place on March 12, 2017, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and featured four select concerts bands from across the United States. The program emphasized the life and influence of John Philip Sousa, “The March King,” on the American Band movement.

The 2017 featured performers:

Our Lady of Light Band
Scott P. Lopes, Director

Landon School Symphonic Band
Earl Jackson, Director

South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble
Keith W. Hodgson, Director

Ithaca College Wind Ensemble
Christopher Hughes, Director

Montana State University Wind Symphony
Nathan Stark, Director

Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, former Commander/Conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Singing Sergeants, provided clinics for each participating band.

2017 Sousa Band Festival

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