This is the first of, presumably, a series of recordings by the RAF Central Band, which plays superbly well. The repertoire is interesting, but by the time you have listened to volumes 1-12, you will know what to expect! It is clear from this series of recordings, that Sousa never developed as a composer: his late music could have been written 40 years earlier!
The recording itself is this issue's big drawback, sounding constricted and not allowing the music or band sound to expand/breathe. It is bass heavy, and lacking in ambience, presumably owing to the recording venue?