“March King” John Philip Sousa leads his Grand Concert Band in his Carnegie Hall debut on January 23.

Sousa, who maintained an office in one of Carnegie Hall’s studios until 1914, appeared 17 times at the Hall between 1893 and 1929, first with his own band, and later with the US Navy Band from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois, which he led during World War I.

Next entry: 1893 The Music Hall becomes Carnegie Hall