John Philip Sousa Birthday Concert 2023
November 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am| Free
Please join Congressional Cemetery and the Marine Band for a celebration of the life and legacy of John Philip Sousa. The Marine Band plays the music the “March King” composed at his graveside every year on his birthday and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend, for free!
Congressional Cemetery will start the program at 10:30am with a short awards ceremony, followed by a brief lecture by a John Philip Sousa impersonator himself!
The Marine Corps band will enter through the 17th Street gate at precisely 11:00am for a 25 minute concert at the grave site, located near the chapel.
Rain or shine, free to the public. Closed to dogs.
Attendance is free but we ask that you please RSVP HERE
The event will be live streamed and available on our Facebook page.