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NDSU Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands Warren Olfert with sheet music for John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Olfert says that historians have been updating the sheet music in recent years to be closer to what Sousa’s own band would have performed back in the late 19th century. Kris Kerzman / The Arts Partnership

Sousa-palooza: America’s favorite composer is a constant companion for the Fourth

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MOORHEAD - Piccolo players don’t usually get much of a time to shine –not until the Fourth of July when the band turns to John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”


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