Author Archives: Mark Olson

About Mark Olson

I am a conductor and trumpet performer. I am Assistant Director of Bands at Harvard University. I also conduct the Middlesex Concert Band and play in the Metropolitan Wind Symphony as well as the New Sousa Band.

So Long Shanghai

One concert over and getting on the bus to leave Shanghai. I have not been able to connect to this blog but may have found the secret so hope to update even more in days to come. We had our … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago

On December 24th, 1910, John Philip Sousa and his band boarded a boat in New York to make their way across the Atlantic Ocean and begin a world tour. The trip to England took them 7 days and they performed … Continue reading

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New Sousa Band in China

Hi everyone and welcome. Tomorrow, December 26th I will be heading on my first trip to China and will be touring with the New Sousa Band under the direction of Keith Brion. I hope to add information daily about my … Continue reading

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