Introducing the Foundation



The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international understanding through the medium of band music. 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.

Just as the name Sousa is synonymous with bands, so bands are bridges which connect the music and culture of all strata of our society. And no type of music better typifies the spirit of America throughout the world than do the stirring strains of a Sousa march.


The foundation administrates band-related projects such as:

   The Sousa National High School Honors Band
   The Sousa National Community Band
   The Sudler Trophy
   The Sudler Flag
   The Sudler Cup, Shield and Scroll
   The Legion of Honor
   The Historic Roll of Honor
   The Historical Marker project
   National Young Artist Solo Competition


The Sousa Foundation seeks to uphold both the standards and the ideals of that icon of the American spirit, John Philip Sousa.