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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peter Buys

1881 - 1964

— Entertainment Figure —

 
 
Peter Buys Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
1. Peter Buys Marker
Inscription.  An E-flat clarinetist, Peter Buys joined the U.S. Military Academy Band in 1893. He joined John Philip Sousa's band in 1912 and became a protégé and friend of that music icon. In 1917, Buys left the Sousa band to become a band director, but he remained close with Sousa. He arranged and composed for Sousa's band until Sousa died in 1932. In 1920 Buys became director of the Hagerstown Municipal Band and served for 39 years. A prolific arranger and composer, Buys was president of the American Bandmasters Association in 1939 and is a giant in the genre of “march” music.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 39° 37.943′ N, 77° 43.4′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street. This marker is part of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Matthias Peter Möller
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(here, next to this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. (here, next to this marker); Mary Lemist Titcomb (here, next to this marker); William Preston Lane, Jr. (here, next to this marker); William Othello Wilson (here, next to this marker); Henry Kyd Douglas (here, next to this marker); Maurice Edward Frock (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Peter Buys Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. Peter Buys Marker
This is the bottom marker on the second panel.
Peter Buys image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
3. Peter Buys
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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