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2022 John Philip Sousa National High School Honor Band
June 29 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
The John Philip Sousa Foundation is proud to be the sponsor of a very special event occurring June 29, 2022 in Worcester, Massachusetts – The John Philip Sousa National High School Honor Band. This group will be performing in historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 7pm and will consist of over 90 high school students selected, by audition, from across the country. The band is being conducted by Colonel Michael J. Colburn, former Director of the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Mechanics Hall was the site of at least 27 performances by the original Sousa Band conducted by John Philip Sousa himself. The Sousa National High School Honor Band was formed in 1981 and met biannually for over twenty years under the direction of Col. John R. Bourgeois, former conductor of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band of Washington, D.C. It met most recently in 2018 in Boston, presenting a concert in historical Fanueil Hall under the Marine Band’s present director, Col. Jason Fettig.