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United States Marine Band ‎– National Emblem March / German Fidelity March

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Playing Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records by Curt Hahn


United States Marine Band  ‎– National Emblem March

German Fidelity March



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United States Marine Band  ‎– National Emblem March / German Fidelity March

Label: Victor ‎– 17577

Released: 1914

Genre: Brass & Military

Style: Marches

A: National Emblem March

E.E. Bagley

B: German Fidelity March

H.L. Blankenberg

Lt. Wm .H. Santelmain Director


In 1887, Santelmann decided to audition for the United States Marine Band. He applied to John Philip Sousa and auditioned for him on violin, clarinet, and baritone. He was accepted on all three instruments and joined the band Sept. 24, 1887. His first two years with the Marine Band included the first two concert tours ever taken by the band.

In 1898 the position of leader of the Marine Band became open and he was named 19th Director on March 3, 1898.