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 National Jukebox – listen to historical recordings from the Library of Congress. So much fun.
The Sousa Archives: A Center For American Music at the University of Illinois library.
Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa – multi-year project by The Presidents Own United States Marine Band
Henry Fillmore and Karl King– march music demi-gods
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.
Vintage Band 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.
Listen to The Stars and Stripes Forever played by Sousa’s Band in 1909
Watch 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. Filmed a couple of years before Sousa wrote Fairest of the Fair.