For the Vintage Band Geek
The March King: John Philip Sousa comprehensive collection at the Library of Congress: photos, music scores, historic recordings, manuscripts.
The Sousa Archives: A Center For American Music at the University of Illinois library.
The Internet Bandsman’s Everything Within – more band stuff than you thought was possible in one place.
The Circus in America – everything to know about the circus.
The Stars and Stripes Forever recording played by Sousa’s Band in 1909:
Our own collection of vintage band photos
Sheet Music Resources
Chatfield Brass Band Music Lending Library – gigantic vintage band music lending library.
Band Music PDF Library – downloadable public domain band music from North Royalton (Ohio) Community Band. A fantastic resource!!
Petrucci Music Library – International Music Score Library Project, public domain music.
A historic film from the days of John Philip Sousa
A 1906 Cable Car Ride, San Francisco. This is the one of the first 35 mm films. The camera was mounted on the front of a cable car traveling down Market Street headed toward Embarcadero wharf.
Film from 1906 – with music
A Trip Down Market Street – Even longer version without music