Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peter Buys

1881 - 1964

 

—Entertainment Figure —

 
Peter Buys Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is part of the Hagerstown Circle of Achievement in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
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 (here, next to this marker); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. (here, next to this marker); Mary Lemist Titcomb
Peter Buys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2017
2. Peter Buys Marker
This is the bottom marker on the second panel.
(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.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Peter Buys image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. 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.
Paid Advertisement