“The Stars and Stripes Forever” was first performed on this day in 1897, conducted by the great man himself, John Philip Sousa. What a red, white, and blue occasion it must have been—the unveiling of a statue of George Washington in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Though if you ask me, statue scarcely describes it.)
Here is a link to the music—wait! Go get your conductor’s baton and come back. What do you mean you don’t have a conductor’s baton? (What do you do for fun in the office then?) Ok, just use your hand, and remember to cue the piccolo.