The trailer for the 20-minute documentary of the history and programs of The John Philip Sousa Foundation is finished. This trailer gives a brief look at the “National Programs & Projects of The John Philip Sousa Foundation” (2017) by looking at some of their history and programs. Premiering December 20, 2017 in Chicago, this film is not for theatrical release. The availability of viewing this film is at the discretion of The John Philip Sousa Foundation, and it will be primarily limited to state, regional, and national music education conventions.

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You know a film project is near completion when the movie’s poster makes its appearance. The film I’ve been working on for the past several weeks documents the various programs of a prestigious organization – The John Philip Sousa Foundation.

My client will use this short film at state, regional, and national music educator conventions to explain their organization’s purpose. As their Website states, “Through the administration of band-related projects, the foundation seeks to uphold the standards and ideals of that icon of the American spirit, John Philip Sousa” (

This has been a fun project for me. I am honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to contribute to this film as the composer and as the film’s editor. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to my friends that continue to encourage me on my composing adventures.

It is especially gratifying to know that so many friends and acquaintances support my efforts. The goal of this 20-minute film is to enhance the awareness of The John Philip Sousa Foundation among music educators, administrators, and the general public. My congratulations to them as well as my sincere gratitude for allowing me to be a part of their story.

Since 1981, the Sousa Foundation’s annual and biennial awards have touched many lives that includes music conductors, young solo artists, middle school bands, junior high school bands, high school bands, university bands, military bands, and community bands; primarily in the United States and Canada. There are good and positive actions in the world, that often go unnoticed by most people; that honor an icon of the past by honoring the musical accomplishments of today’s music ensembles and music conductors. The Sousa Foundation does this type of work.

“The March King” made his musical contributions starting over a hundred years ago. Now his ideals live on through the hard work, contributions, and dedication of The John Philip Sousa Foundation.