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Hands Across the Sea from Castel Sant'Elmo
NAPLES, Italy (June 20, 2017) – U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band participated in Fleet Band Activities’ tribute to Lieutenant Commander John Phillip Sousa on the centennial of his commissioning into the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1917.
The band featured the march “Hands Across the Sea,” filmed at Castel Sant’Elmo in Naples, Italy. Sousa himself said the march, “was written simply as an expression of friendship and good feeling toward all those people of foreign lands who regard us so favorably.”