The Sousa Band Celebrates Sousa’s Birthday on November 6, 2007 at Kenyon Hall, West Seattle, The Seattle Channel/Cable 21 – January 17, 2008. Complete concert.
“Liz Dreisbach and her merry band of Sousaphiles, The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band perform at Kenyon Hall. Twenty-five highly skilled musicians of all ages, dressed in band uniforms of various styles, colors and vintages, led by the wry Liz Dreisbach, noted Sousa historian and band director.”
Renowned composer John Philip Sousa is turning 151 this year so the fabulous Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band are striking up the celebration.
Marching in Your Seat, KUOW-94.9 FM – January 31, 2008. KUOW’s Amanda Wilde interviews Liz Dreisbach about the Sousa Band.
“The marches of John Philip Sousa are one part military tradition and one part circus sideshow. Today, Seattle’s Sedentary Sousa Band channels the party vibe and American tradition without leaving their seats.”
“Following in the footsteps of the great bandmaster John Philip Sousa, the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band hardly ever marches, playing concerts firmly seated in its chairs.”