# 880 - 2¢ J.P. Sousa: plate block - Composer

J.P. Sousa's iconic work as an operatic composer and march orchestrator is heard throughout America as an unofficial soundtrack during parades and patriotic displays. Sousa wrote such enduring tunes as "Stars and Stripes Forever" as well as the official songs for both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Sousa also invented the sousaphone, the familiar wrap-around design of a tuba. Scott 880 J.P. Sousa