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band leader

Arthur Pryor, American band leader. Member American Bandmasters Association; Mason (33°, Shriner), Elk.

Background

Pryor, Arthur was born on September 22, 1870 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Son of Samuel D. Pryor.

Education

Studied violin and cornet under father who was a band leader.

Career

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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer for band, also of three light operas—Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Jingaboo, On the Eve of Her Wedding Night.*.

Membership

Member American Bandmasters Association. Mason (33°, Shriner), Elk.

Connections

Married Maud Russell, 1895. Children: Arthur, Roger.

father:
Samuel D. Pryor. Pryor

spouse:
Maud Russell

children:
Arthur Pryor

Roger Pryor