Peter Buys

Peter Buys (HM20UQ)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.4'

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1881 - 1964

—Entertainment Figure —

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.
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Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266278 N 4390501
Decimal Degrees39.63238333, -77.72333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.943', W 77° 43.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 56.58" N, 77° 43' 24" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 583-597 MD-65, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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