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The Washington Post March is a march composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889. The march was commissioned by The Washington Post newspaper for an essay contest awards ceremony.
The march is in standard march form, with a clear introduction, exposition, development, and recapitulation. The melody is catchy and memorable, and the rhythm is lively and energetic. It is scored for a brass band, and features a variety of instruments, including trumpets, trombones, tubas, and drums.
The Washington Post March is one of Sousa's most popular marches, and is a staple of American culture. It is often performed at patriotic events, such as the Fourth of July and presidential inaugurations.
The Washington Post March is often performed at concerts and festivals. It is also a popular choice for recordings.