Sousa Writes Special March for Nebraska

Title

Sousa Writes Special March for Nebraska

Description

Daily Nebraskan published letter from Sousa to Burnett regarding the "March of the University of Nebraska."

Creator

Daily Nebraskan

Source

University of Nebraska, Library Media Services, 38/1/2 Mfilm AP2 D355, Mar. 6, 1927 - Feb. 5, 1929

Date

1928, Feb. 22

Text

SOUSA WRITES SPECIAL MARCH FOR NEBRASKA
Famous Composer Complies With Request Made Last Autumn

TO BE FORWARDED SOON

University Band Will Have Own Distinctive Music For Programs

John Philip Sousa has composed a “University of Nebraska March” which will be forwarded to University officials soon.
Sousa’s military band presented a concert in Lincoln last fall, and the leader was asked at that time by Acting Chancellor E. A. Burnett to compose a march for the Cornhusker school. Word was received yesterday that Commander Soura had completed the “University of Nebraska March.”
Writes Letter to Burnett
Nebraska’s R. O. T. C. band will soon have a distinctive march written by the “march king” of America. The letter telling of it follows:
Dear Mr. Burnett:
Remembering my promise to write a march to be dedicated to your University, the inspiration started working a couple of weeks ago and last night I finished the band score and the piano score of the march.
Will you let me know immediately if you want the title called the “March of the University of Nebraska,” or whatever other names suggests itselfs that will be in keeping with the dedication? I sincerely hope the march will appeal to you and the students. My friends seem to like it very much.
Yours Sincerely
(Signed)
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA

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Citation

Daily Nebraskan, “Sousa Writes Special March for Nebraska,” Nebraska U, accessed December 14, 2018, http://unlhistory.unl.edu/items/show/364.