July is here. Happy American Composers Month!

Yes! Today is the kickoff of Salon97’s American Composers Month. Our classical trivia text message today (sign up for free in the red box on the right-hand sidebar!) highlighted John Philip Sousa, so we thought it only appropriate to include a video of one of his marches.

“The Washington Post” was written as a tribute to the newspaper by the same name and gained worldwide popularity when listeners realized the piece had the perfect beat for dancing the two-step.

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