Arthur Pryor, American band leader. Member American Bandmasters Association; Mason (33°, Shriner), Elk.
Pryor, Arthur was born on September 22, 1870 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Son of Samuel D. Pryor.
Studied violin and cornet under father who was a band leader.
Early became widely noted as a trombone soloist. Joined Sousa’s Band at World’s Fair, Chicago, 1893, and made three world tours with Sousa, as premier trombone soloist, also assistant conductor. Gave first concert as head of own band in New York City, 1903, with which has since appeared in leading cities of the world.
Member American Bandmasters Association. Mason (33°, Shriner), Elk.
Married Maud Russell, 1895. Children: Arthur, Roger.