Music: Inspiration

Asked to compose a march for next year's International Colonial and Overseas Exposition in Paris, Bandmaster John Philip Sousa replied last week to Commissioner General of the Exposition Campbell Bascom Slemp: "It will afford me great pleasure to write a march dedicated to the French Exposition. I hope that the inspiration will come shortly, and that I may be able to have the march ready by or before May 1, 1931." To date Bandmaster Sousa has turned out 132 marches, most of them occasional.


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