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Name: Arthur Pryor  
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Date of Birth: 22nd September 1870
Place of Birth: St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Profession: Composer
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Arthur Pryor, Soloist with the Sousa Band

Arthur Pryor (September 22, 1870 to June 18, 1942)trombonist, band leader and soloist with the Sousa Band.

Arthur Willard Pryor was born on September 22, 1870, on the second floor of the Lyceum Theater in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Pryor directed the Stanley Opera Company in Denver, Colorado until he joined the John Philip Sousa Band in 1892. He played his first solo with the Sousa Band at age 22 during the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. During his 12 years with the Sousa Band, Pryor estimated that he played 10,000 solos. From 1895 to 1903 Pryor was assistant conductor of the Sousa Band. After leaving the Sousa Band, he formed his own band that made its debut at the Majestic Theater in New York City on November 15, 1903. The Pryor Band toured until 1909, when he decided to settle down and make Asbury Park, New Jersey the home of the band. He retired from full time conducting in 1933.

Arthur Pryor as Conductor

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