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John Philip Sousa, IV the great grandson of John Philip Sousa was born in NYC and spent the first four years of his life in Bedford Hills, NY....shown here with his mother and father.



Sousa, born in New York City, moved to California with his mother at age 4. During his early teens, he spent three years at schools in New England and then at age 18 joined the United States Air Force where he spent a year in Greece and three + years in the UK. He was honorably discharged in late 1966.

A very young (and not very happy) Sousa,IV (age 9) at rehearsal to 'conduct' the USC Trojan Marching
Band at a USC-Oregon State Football game.
Second from the right, top row, John with his first communion class.
John at the Conn Music Company in Elkart Indiana with the one instrument that he even got close to playing. That ended when he lost his two front teeth playing football in high School
The earlier years